Calm the Chaos

“…Let us go up at once, and possess it;
for we are well able to overcome it.”
—Numbers 13:30, KJV

I have been giving some thought to the modern woman.  When my mom got married the expectation for a woman that was working was to quit her job and look after her home. An employer was shocked if she wanted to continue working. With the advent of modern technology and household appliances the employer today would be shocked by the woman who wanted to stay home and look after her spouse.

By the time I married the bar had been raised. A woman had options.  She could be a homemaker and devote her life to raising children or she could get a career as a professional.  The woman who tried both was frowned upon by society for not devoting herself wholly to her profession of choice.

The world is different for the modern woman.  Society expects her to be a homemaker AND work, even if she is single.  For many there is no option of being the stay at home mom, either out of deference to her spouse or for financial reasons.

I have great admiration for the efforts of today’s woman.  She is expected to be the Proverbs 31 woman day in and day out.  I hear the exhaustion of these women daily.

I have two important messages for this modern woman.

First, you are not alone. Jesus promises that He will never leave us or forsake. He has left us the gift of his Holy Spirit to be our comfort and guide. He is our ever present friend in time of trouble. Those that wait upon Him will renew their strength. He is the same God yesterday today and forever.  He knew this time in history would come and has prepared a way for you that you may be able to endure it. We will not only endure but have been made more than conquerors!

My second piece of advice is Lemonade Ice Cream cake, which is as delicious as it sounds!  It’s quick to make and serve and can be savored in the two minutes you get to yourself in a day.  Remember to take a few minutes each day to recharge your batteries.  After you have spent time with God in reading and prayer, spend time with you.

Pour a cup of hot tea and enjoy a slice of Lemonade Ice Cream Cake.  Reward yourself for being all that God has called you to be.  Enjoy your calm in the chaos as you savor the succulence of each mouthful.

Lemonade Ice Cream Cake

Graham Cracker Crust
1 1/4 c Graham cracker crumbs
1 T Sugar
3 T melted margarine or butter

1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
1 cup frozen whipped topping
6 oz Frozen lemonade concentrate


Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar and margarine.
Line bottom and sides of pie pan with mixture.

Let ice cream and whipped topping melt slightly.  Blend ice cream, ¾ cup whipped topping and lemonade concentrate together.

Spread in pan. Top with remaining whipped topping. Freeze minimum 4 hours.

For a healthier version of this recipe make it with low fat ingredients.

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