By: Susan Bea Good
My late grandma was a terrific cook and baker. There’s a difference. I can make a decent lasagna, but I’m bad at cakes, pies, cookies, and candies. My grandma could do it all. It’s no exaggeration to claim that she was famous for her pies and Texas sheet cake.
I imitated her Texas sheet cake recipe last weekend. Grandma always made the brownie base from scratch, I take an easier route using two ready made mixes from the grocery store. After baking, the still warm base is topped with a homemade cocoa and butter frosting, which partially melts, saturating the brownie. The result is truly irresistible…and also very bad for one’s health!
Presidential candidate Donald Trump is very much like my grandma’s Texas sheet cake. To many conservatives his messages are delicious…becoming irresistible when topped with his “tone.”
The first taste of that sheet cake is delightful, a second helping is a must. The next day’s leftovers are also delicious. However, by day two each serving is followed by an unhealthy rise in sugar levels. After a while it becomes obvious that eating any more of this extreme treat will have bad results, so I take the strong measure of dumping the balance of the still delicious looking Texas sheet cake into the garbage. It’s the only way to stop eating it!
Everyone loves my close-to-the-real-deal Texas sheet cake. Though it is not the original version, no one seems to care, because it is so delicious.
The speech in Mobile Alabama yesterday was an example of why I believe Trump is a lot like my grandma’s Texas sheet cake…delicious but bad for me!
(King Solomon) “…sometimes a person who has toiled with wisdom and knowledge and skill must leave everything to be enjoyed by someone who did not toil for it. This also is vanity and a great evil.” (Ecclesiastes 1:20-21/ESV)
The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it. Adonai Eloheinu!