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Love Cakes
By Jessica Schmit

Pre-heat oven to "A Lasting Marriage."

In a large bowl add the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of romantic passion.

  • 1 cup of a teachable attitude.

  • 3 tablespoons of adoration.

  • 2 cups of respect.

  • 3 cups of honesty.

    Combine a teachable attitude, romantic passion, adoration, respect and honesty together with a tablespoon of communication.

    Once thick, set aside.

    In a separate bowl, add five cups of commitment. Sift in three cups of faithfulness. Mix thoroughly.

    Add in a healthy dose of both servant-hood and loyalty. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl of fun, mix well.

    Carefully add in 5 and 1/8th teaspoons of patience. Take your time adding this ingredient. Be very careful while pouring.

    Throw in a handful of laughter.

    Blend ingredients together until all the selfishness, anger and bitterness are beaten out. Carefully pour into a God-shaped pan.

    Cook for a lifetime of love.

    Note: For alternate versions, replace "romantic passion" with 2 cups of inside jokes. Add in 4 tablespoons of coffee shop talks (this ingredient can be replaced with "spouting off sports jargon") and two teaspoons of thoughtfulness. Stir in three cups of similar interests.

    After alterations have been added, follow the above recipe.

    Bake at "An Incredible Friendship," serve and enjoy!

    * * *

    "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
    (I Corinthians 13: 4-7 NIV)

    Jessica Schmit is currently completing her Bachelor of Religious Education degree. She enjoys theatre, writing, reading, and any kind of sport, except curling. She is married to an extremely patient and understanding man who loves her unconditionally--even when she forgets a few of the "Love Cakes" ingredients. This September she will be attending a conservatory of theatre, where she will be a student for two years.