I found a small tape recorder in my husband’s belongings after his sudden death. There were several little tape cassettes, too. Greg was a businessman who would dictate notes to remind him of things he needed to remember later.
We were surprised & amused to find a tape from 10 years prior that he had recorded during a business trip before we actually made the move to Ft. Wayne, IN.
Greg had visited a Christian school in the nearby town of Auburn. We planned to enroll our children there. He drove through the town describing what he saw as a reminder when he reported back to us.
As my kids & I heard Greg’s voice describing the town now so familiar to us, emotions ran the gamut. There were a few tears as we heard their dad’s voice that we will not physically experience again this side of Heaven. We exchanged amused looks and even a laugh as the inflection of Greg’s voice changed to happy surprise at the discovery of a national chain restaurant.
It has become a family joke to point out this restaurant in the same tone Greg used when one crosses our path.
The man who carefully recorded his fact-finding mission that day so embodied who he was- always leading the way for our family & making each move as easy as possible for the rest of us.
Our Heavenly Father was Greg’s example. He knows the path we need to take, & has carefully recorded instructions for maneuvering through the road ahead in this life. He points out blessings along the way that we are to look forward. God’s word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.
We do not experience the actual voice of God, but He speaks loudly of His glory through His creation and His Holy Word.
“In all thy ways acknowledge Him, & He shall direct thy path.”
Today’s recipe is one of Greg’s favorites.
8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 c. Ritz cracker crumbs
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. black pepper
3/4 c. Parmesan cheese
1/2 c. margarine or butter, melted
1/4 c. parsley, chopped
Preheat oven to 350°. Blend cracker crumbs with seasonings, cheese, and parsley.
Dip chicken in melted butter, then in crumb mixture to coat.
Arrange in shallow pan or cookie sheet coated with non-stick spray. Spoon remaining butter over chicken and bake 1 hour. Smaller pieces will cook faster. Do not cover while cooking and do not turn.