Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Mysterious Tadpole Cake

Hello! I made a cake for a little two year old and painted it to look like The Mysterious Tadpole, Alphonse, from Steven Kellogg's book with the same name. Here are pictures of the cake :D


I painted it to look like Alphonse (the tadpole) was in a jar like in the story 


I used food coloring, paint brushes and water (to water down the food coloring) to paint on top of the white frosting. From reading about it after I started (this was my first time painting a cake) I found out it would have worked much better to have used alcohol like vodka for thinning the food coloring. Then it would have evaporated faster as the water was a little messy and hard to work with. There would have been no alcohol left on the cake once it dried. Some people also use vanilla extract or lemon juice, but both of those would leave flavor. I can't recommend any of these options until I try them myself. 


I liked how he turned out and I love the book and highly recommend it! 


❤ Hannah

Monday, February 5, 2018

Jesus Garden of Verses

Hello!

Here is a Bible study of verses, Greek words and definitions focused on garden parable topics highlighting seeds. Bold and spacing and some parentheses are my emphasis. Be blessed!


FAITH LIKE A MUSTARD SEED:

Context of Mustard seed verse:

LINK to the full context from BibleGateway.Com ESV

Matthew 17:17-19

English Standard Version
And Jesus answered, “O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.”

English Standard Version
And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him, and the boy was healed instantly.

New Living Translation
Afterward the disciples asked Jesus privately, "Why couldn't we cast out that demon?"

MUSTARD SEED VERSE:

Matthew 17:20

English Standard Version
He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”

Greek: moreover he said to them, because of the "little faith" (oligopistos) of you. Truly indeed, I say to you, if you have "faith" (pistin) "as" (hós) a seed of mustard, you will say to (to this) the mountain, move from here to there! And it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. 


"Little faith"
3640. oligopistos
Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

of little faith.

From oligos and pistis; incredulous, i.e. Lacking confidence (in Christ) -- of little faith.
see GREEK oligos
see GREEK pistis

in·cred·u·lous
inˈkrejələs/
adjective
(of a person or their manner) unwilling or unable to believe something.
"an incredulous gasp"

synonyms: disbelieving, skeptical, unbelieving, distrustful, mistrustful, suspicious, doubtful, dubious, unconvinced;
cynical


"Faith"
4102. pistis

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.

From peitho; persuasion, i.e. Credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself -- assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.


be·lief
bəˈlēf/
noun
1.
an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists.

2.
trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something.

synonyms: faith, trust, reliance, confidence, credence


"As"
5613. hós
Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

as, that about, how

Probably adverb of comparative fromhos; which how, i.e. In that manner (very variously used, as follows) -- about, after (that), (according) as (it had been, it were), as soon (as), even as (like), for, how (greatly), like (as, unto), since, so (that), that, to wit, unto, when(-soever), while, X with all speed.

ACCOMPANYING VERSE matching the topic of incredulous doubt vs trusting faith:

James 1:6

New International Version
But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

New Living Translation
But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.

English Standard Version
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.


WORD OF GOD AS SEED:




Matthew 13:18-23 ESV

The Parable of the Sower Explained

18“Hear then the parable of the sower:

19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path.

20 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away.b 

22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 

23 As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it.
He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”

KINGDOM/REIGN OF GOD LIKE A PLANTED PRODUCING MUSTARD SEED:
Mark 4:30-32 NLT

Parable of the Mustard Seed

30Jesus said, “How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story should I use to illustrate it?
31It is like a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the smallest of all seeds, 32 but it becomes the largest of all garden plants; it grows long branches, and birds can make nests in its shade.”



❤ Hannah