Have you ever told a white lie? You are going to love this, especially all of
the ladies who bake for church events:
was to bake a cake for the Baptist Church Ladies' Group in Tuscaloosa , but forgot to do it until the last
She remembered it the morning of the bake sale and
afterrummaging through cabinets, found an angel food cake mix
&quickly made it while drying her hair, dressing, andhelping
her son pack up for Scout camp.
When she took the cake
from the oven, the center had droppedflat and the cake was horribly disfigured and she
exclaimed,"Oh dear, there is not time to bake another cake!"
This cakewas important to
Alice because she did so want to fit in at hernew church, and in her new community of
friends. So, beinginventive, she looked around the house for something to
buildup the center of the cake. She found it in the bathroom - a
rollof toilet paper. She plunked it in and then covered it with
Not only did the finished product look beautiful,
it looked perfect.
And, before she left the house to drop
the cake by the churchand head for work. Alice woke her daughter and gave her
somemoney and specific instructions to be at the bake sale the moment
itopened at 9:30 and to buy the cake and bring it home.
When the daughter arrived at the sale, she found the
attractive,perfect cake had already been sold. Amanda grabbed her
cellphone & called her mom.
Alice was horrified-she was beside herself! Everyone would
What would they think? She would be ostracized,
talked about,ridiculed! All night, Alice lay awake in bed thinking about
peoplepointing fingers at her and talking about her behind her
The next day, Alice promised herself she would try
not to thinkabout the cake and would attend the fancy luncheon/bridal
showerat the home of a fellow church member and try to have a good
She did not really want to attend because the
hostess was a snobwho more than once had looked down her nose at the fact that
Alicewas a single parent and not from the founding families of Tuscaloosa
,but having already RSVP'd , she couldn't think of a believable
excuseto stay home.
meal was elegant, the company was definitely upper crust oldsouth and to Alice 's
horror, the cake in question was presented fordessert! Alice felt the blood drain from
her body when she saw the cake!
She started out of her
chair to tell the hostess all about it, but beforeshe could get to her feet, the
Mayor's wife said, "what a beautifulcake!"
Alice , still stunned, sat
back in her chair when she heard thehostess (who was a prominent church member)
"Thank you, I baked it
Alice smiled and thought to herself, "God is good"
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
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