Pride – it’s a silent, abrupt downfall

You know where you can find pride? I’m not talking about the “I’m proud of you” pride. I am talking about the kind of pride that thinks way too lofty about myself, the kind of pride that elevates myself onto a pedal stool I wasn’t ever made for, the kind of pride that boasts in myself above others, the kind of pride that is critical of others but not of myself.

Where can we find pride? I found it today in a false sense of humility, in a patting myself on the back for being low-maintenance and easy going. I have been very prideful about a gift God has given me, and that pride, and let’s call it what it is, that SIN came back and bit me right where it needed to.

God’s Word says in Proverbs 16:18 “Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before stumbling.” Well, I am here to say that the Bible is dead-on true and right about the heart of man, MY HEART, my flesh, my ugly sin. Today, stumbling came because of my haughty spirit. Today, destruction came after pride had been lived in and loved for a long time. What was destroyed today was my sin and my lofty view of myself. Praise the Lord for this insanely gracious husband. That’s really all I need to say about that.

I continued for hours after my blow up at my husband thinking about the phrase “don’t think more highly of yourself than you ought.” I knew it was in the Bible somewhere – just so thankful for that handy, dandy concordance in the back of my Bible.

Romans 12:1-3 says

“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.”

I was so busy being critical of someone that I didn’t see the pride in my heart about my own self. I was way too busy thinking so highly of myself and my demeanor than I should have. Then good ole Paul writes in the second part of verse 3 that every good gift we have is purely a gift from God. Our gifts are gifts to us. Did I give myself a gift for my birthday? No way. So, I know that a gift is outside of myself and fully given by another. We didn’t do anything to acquire anything good in us. So how can I be boastful about a gift from God ANYWAY?

Since I am a new creation in Jesus, why do I still have dumb sin to fight? Well, I don’t really understand it either, but there is still this battle with sin and temptation that we must grapple with daily until we meet Jesus in eternity when all things will be right again, free from sin and death. That’s why Jesus came and sacrificed Himself for us, so that we could be given right standing with God and have eternity with God. Because left to myself, I can’t get right.

My name tag says “CAN’T GET RIGHT.”

Literally, I cannot, apart from any good gift that God gives me, do anything that pleases Him. I must fight against my sin and the temptation I face to choose Him, to choose to love, to choose to use that good sense He has given me, and to lean so heavy into Jesus and His word. And to give others and myself some grace. I am a recipient of His divine grace, therefore I can extend it freely. What a sweet truth.

May this be a continual prayer of mine:

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Wicked ways can be masked by “goodness” or “better than the next person.” Our standard, our measuring stick is not other people, other believers, our pastors, our family, our friends. Our standard and our measuring stick that we measure ourselves up against is Jesus, the perfect, holy, spotless Son of God. Not others and not even others who love Jesus. Whew! I must pray Psalm 139:23-24 on the daily. Because sin wants to creep in and camp out. May we be repenting repenters, daily, often. Looking inward, asking forgiveness, fighting sin until we meet Jesus face to face.

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“Whatever Comes”

It’s always been the same. I remember driving my old hand-me-down Cutlass Supreme Convertible in high school with the music at its loudest, all alone. And I liked it that way. Getting in my car, rolling down my windows, and turning up my favorite music, it was my way to debrief, wind down, get my thoughts together.

In college, I had this adorable yellow Volkswagen beetle whose air conditioner went “ka-put” within 6 months of mom and I getting it. And I never had it fixed during the four years I drove it, so my windows remained down for four years unless it was sub-40 degrees or storming! I got in that car and rode the backroads of south Arkansas over and over and over. The scene remained the same: it was me and my music.

I love people. I really do. I mean, I live with 6 people 24/7, so that’s a good thing! They energize me and deflate me too. Many of my friends wind down with surrounding themselves with more people. But for me, I need silence, pen and paper, or really, really good music all by myself. All three are just bliss to me!

I got some silence in the car yesterday for about 30 minutes. And I scrolled over to one of my favorite groups, Rend Collective. Their ability, by God’s grace, to put notes and Scripture together is just truly a gift. The song that my handy-dandy shuffle gave me yesterday was “Whatever Comes.” (Listen to the song above). Here are the lyrics:

“Lord, whatever comes
Make me steadfast, make me rooted
A cedar planted firm, deeply grounded in Your goodness
Whatever comes

Lord, whatever comes
Be my bedrock, keep me steady
Loyal to Your throne, whatever stands against me
Whatever comes

Be my bravery when I am trembling
Be my courage when my heart is caving in
Be the fireside when I am wandering
Be my Father, whatever comes

Lord, whatever comes
Be my soul, be strong as iron
Bending only when, when I kneel before the “I Am”
Whatever comes

Be my bravery when I am trembling
Be my courage when my heart is caving in
Be the fireside when I am wandering
Be my Father, whatever comes

Whatever comes”

The writer or writers of this song stay true to what the Bible says about us and what it says about our great God. I am a wanderer. Things get tough and bad and spinning out of control, and I want to respond exactly the same as my circumstances – crazy, awful and out of control.

But these lyrics, what a prayer.

Whatever comes, Lord make me firm, make me as strong as this tree who doesn’t waver or fall or crack in the storm. Help me to be deeply rooted in who You are God. Help me to be loyal to You no matter who stands against me, no matter what comes. Be everything I can’t be in the midst of the wild and crazy things each day brings.

And my favorite verse: “Lord, whatever comes, be my soul, be strong as iron, bending ONLY when, when I kneel before the I AM.”

All of this song, all of this prayer is fulfilled in Jesus. Jesus never wavered, never wandered from dependence on His perfect Father. And that’s exactly the posture we desire and should desire as God’s children. May our souls never move when our circumstances give way, but may our souls bend as we kneel before the throne of God, in humility and dependence.

I had such a sweet time alone with the Lord and this song. Then it was time to go to that late evening ball game. And my precious daughter forgot her shoes, and we were about 2 miles down the road. “Lord, whatever comes.” “Keep me steady.”

The “whatever comes” for me these days aren’t huge, life-altering events as they has been in our past. That “whatever comes” for our family is the mundane, the day in and day out pursuit of victories with self-control and dependence on the Father for all things. I had to slow my roll, calm my crazy self down and turn that car around and go get the shoes for this pretty little girl. I told her I was sorry for getting a little fired up and asked for her forgiveness.

The “whatever comes” may be mundane for you; it may be earth-shattering news or life-altering circumstances that you live with without relief. But you know Who sees it all? Who holds you through it all? Who loves you enough to walk you through it and help you depend on Him? The I AM, the One who created all things. Here is our Jesus and what all is under His control:

Colossians 1:15-23

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.16 For by himall things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.  And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.And He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything He might be preeminent.For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of His cross.

And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,  He has now reconciled in His body of flesh by His death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before Him,if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard,which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.” (Italics and bold mine)

ALL THINGS were created through Jesus and for Jesus. If all things, including our mundane and life-altering circumstances, were made through Jesus, what an amazingly awesome conduit through which the things we walk through were made. I will take whatever is made through Jesus. And if it’s FOR Jesus, for His glory, for His praise, for others to see Him and get to know Him by whatever it is I am walking through, yes, Lord, I will walk through it.

I love these verses from Colossians and these verses from “Whatever Comes.” I hope you love them too and find the comfort and peace from the Lord all up in them!

Get excited – you were made in God’s image

I was swinging that little 17 month old of ours outside one day last week and some interesting things came to my mind. You know how we have some great things about us and some not so great things about us? And you know how when we look at others we sometimes just see and focus on the negative and not the really great, positive things about them?

It’s pretty disheartening that we, that I, focus on the awful, different-from-us struggles, sins, and downfalls of others rather than the actually pretty cool, unique giftings of our friends, family, and acquaintances. We are really losing here when we do this and missing the whole point of HOW we were truly made.

So, here’s the real truth of the matter:

Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’ So God created man in His own image,in the image of God He created him;male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:26-27

One huge note here is that in verse 26, God said, “let us make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness.” Who is He talking about? God in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. That’s whose image we are made in. The wholeness that embodies God our Father,  the humanity and uniqueness that Jesus possesses, and the vast fruits the Holy Spirit has… in all of this we were made.

Okay, wow. I think about my dearest friend who is so brilliant at creating things with her hands and so real about the right ways to love people the way Jesus does. And her husband who dreams up and catches a vision for anything, from creating a business to ways to evangelize different people groups and is so successful at many things he touches.

All of that, ALL of that points directly to who our God is. Just like the gifts my friends exemplify, God is creative and a seeker of man’s soul for salvation. God is the epitome of vision casting and vision accomplishing. When I see my friends natural gifts, I get a real, tangible picture of who our great Creator God is, who our precious Savior is, and who our Holy Spirit is.

Do you see what I am getting at? My mother is unbelievably gifted at serving others while pushing aside her needs. My mother-in-law is a true gift-giver, with this incredible knack of finding a great deal. These are God-given gifts, and they are visuals for the world’s eye to see just who our Great God is. Jesus laid down His life, while accomplishing eternal life for us. And God the Father gives us every good and perfect gift. He is prudent, planning for the future, just like the gift my mother-in-law possesses.

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What about you? What about your neighbor? What about a co-worker? We have people in our lives who are difficult to understand, hard to work with. Goodness gracious alive, I am hard to understand and hard to work with, but even when I don’t think I have any good in me, I have to remember that I am made in God’s image. He made each of us with special, unique gifts that are from Him and that clearly point to who He is as our God.

Psalm 16:2 says, “I say to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord;I have no good apart from you.'” Nothing good in us is our own doing, our own gumption, our own passions alone. Everything you see that is good in others, it’s from God. Sure they may have worked hard for this or that, but God gave them the energy, the giftings, the desire to accomplish the goal.

Every person is made in God’s image. And He’s perfect. I am letting that sit on me for a minute. I do not deny our sinfulness. But this post isn’t to focus on that right now. I am overwhelmed as I look around me, at our children, our family, our friends, the people we see every day. God is so kind to show us who He is by the way He has made us and those in our lives and those in the whole wide world.

The God-shaped lens I ought to look through to see others is pretty magnificent. May I use it more every day to rejoice with others the gifts He has given them and to walk in thankfulness and praise for who the God we serve truly is.

Anger – a sin to be reckoned with

19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

26 If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. 27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. ” James 1:19-27

 

Well, slap me in the face and call me silly. There need be no more words than this on the subject of anger and throwing up at the mouth with harsh and ugly words.

I have heard time and time again, “It’s alright when you occasionally yell at your kids. I mean, you’ve been with them all day long. How can they not drive you insane some days?” Or the one who says, “Sorry, not sorry. I am a yeller. That’s what I do. That’s how I was raised and that’s how I am raising my children.”

That’s me. Like all of those quotes could have come from my mouth and my heart on any given day of the week. Then, God, in His kindness and wisdom, shows me something I have never considered or read before. Because, in my, I don’t know what you call it, pride or desire to have an actual, concrete reason for doing something or NOT doing something, I had to get some cold hard facts about why getting angry at my kids was not okay. So, I did a topical search in the Bible about what God says about anger. And boy was I stopped in my tracks.

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We all know Ephesians 4:26 – “Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger….” Hmm… I wasn’t so sure that that was even possible for me. You see, I am fairly laid back, definitely the opposite of type A personality on most things. Pretty easy going. Messes don’t bother me. Spilled paint and glue sticks don’t push my crazy buttons. I don’t even mind a messy car.

But, do you know what can boil my blood more than anything? And this is something I have been trying to figure out the root of for almost a decade. My children’s sin. Like, their sin against one another. Their sin against me. Their hatefulness to one another on the daily. Their filthy talking back to me. Their anger towards one another. THEIR ANGER MAKES ME ANGRY. Do what? Their anger makes me angry….

Ha! Then I read this – Proverbs 19:11 “Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” I literally laugh out loud when I read this verse. It is truly remarkable to me. Let me tell you how this verse is obeyed and accomplished: by the mighty work of God in a believer’s heart. Because do you know what I lack? Do you know what Maggie Sheridan in the flesh has zero of? GOOD SENSE! It’s so stinking true. But, I need it, I need good sense to be slow to anger. And whoa to gain “glory” or as Brandon and I say “victory” to “overlook an offense.” What a gift, to have glory in overlooking an offense. Not to not discipline, but maybe to show mercy and grace at appropriate times.

As I followed the cross references from Proverbs 19:11 on into some New Testament passages, I was trying to find where God said just don’t be angry or anger is a sin. The theme that rang over and over and over again was not simply to “put off” but to genuinely “put on.” Here’s what Colossians 3:12-17 says

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Instead of choosing anger, put on a compassionate heart, kindness, humility, gentleness or meekness, and patience. Bear with others, forgive others. Put on love. LET the peace of Christ rule in your hearts. LET the Word of Jesus be all up in you deeply. Be thankful. And do all of this, whatever it is, living this life, in the name of Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through our Savior.

So, since my face got slapped again (I need to tell that story at some point of my original face slap), my aim has been to put on patience and compassion, and kindness and gentleness to these little people in my home. To not live in anger. To not live with ruffled feathers. And, also, to not live in fear and hope that my anger might produce the righteousness of God in them. God’s word explicitly says my anger can do nothing good, and it especially can’t give my kids salvation. So why is it my crutch?

Just like we are teaching our children to obey, maybe I need to listen to my own words and obey the Word of God that I have heard. Not simply be a hearer of the word (like it says in James 1) but to also be a doer of the Word. OBEY the Word of God, that’s what Christians are to do anyway because of our love for our Savior. I can train and instruct and discipline our children SANS anger. God helps us in our weaknesses. Here’s mine. I am laying it all out there. With His help, He can help you in your weakness, whatever it is.

John Piper said that what God requires, He provides in Christ. He requires obedience and perfection. We find that all in Jesus, not in ourselves or other people. Jesus is our hope and our glory and the lifter of our heads. The obedience God requires is not left to us to fulfill, in our flesh, with our striving in our strength alone. But in Jesus and with our full dependence on Him, we can strive to obey His word and all of what He requires because we love Him with all we have.

Man, God’s Word just has all we need to navigate this life. All the wisdom, all the power, all the direction, all the hope. It’s all contained in the Bible. May we gain more and more desire to plant ourselves firmly in the Bible daily!

Each parent’s quiver is FULL

So, I know what you think. I know that having more than two children sounds like a total and utter chaotic train wreck to you. And you know what? You are EXACTLY right. In small, tiny moments in time, the chaos, the train wrecks, the hurricane winds of crazy are WAY TOO MUCH TO BEAR.

But, they are just that – tiny moments in time. And in the middle of those moments, it is so incredibly easy for me to think that this time will never, ever end and never, ever still and never, ever change.

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(Me and my amazing, Wonder Woman of a sister who taught me how to do the crazy parenting thing with a lot of laughs and a lot of quirky fixes to hilarious situations, and the precious souls who get to call her aunt).

I know that you don’t know how we do five children successfully every single day. Heck, I don’t know how we do it every single day, without God’s help of course. But, what I am saying is that the so hard, the unbelievably crazy times are momentary. All of these kiddos do talk at once often, and the four-year-old melts down the same time the five-year-old decides to be the most obstinate child on the planet. Our handsome 9-year-old’s mouth truly needs a silencer some days. And our lovely 8-year-old just gets something in that pretty little head of hers, and she can’t let it go. It has the potential to drive you up the wall. And some days it absolutely does.

But those moments are mostly overshadowed by the indescribable and unexpected times of joy. Like when our 17-month-old walks up to CB and holds his arms up to him for CB to pick him up. Clay is so content in his arms. Or when Clay initiates a game of chase with Carter B. Those giggles we hear are soul-soothing. Or when Caroline and Caleb play pretend for hours, without one single bicker. And that serious Cole Boyce runs and sits ON you in the morning just to cuddle, that’s the stuff memories are made of.

You are right. This gig of parenting five children is impossible. I am a firm believer that a parent’s arms and quiver are full with one child or with 12 children; whoever the Lord has given you has filled your life and your heart right up to the brim. God 100%, without a doubt gives us more, more, more than we can handle. Why does He do this? Because He wants our hearts to be wholly devoted to Him, dependent upon Him, and not living this life in our own strength.

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
    for my hope is from Him.
 He only is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my salvation and my glory;
    my mighty rock, my refuge is God.

Trust in Him at all times, O people;
    pour out your heart before Him;
    God is a refuge for us. Selah (Psalm 62:5-8)

 

“Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah” Psalm 62:8. All times. Even in the maddening times of parenting or struggle or heartache or confusion or anger or loss. All times. Pray to Him = “pour out your heart before Him.” God is our refuge, a safe place, a place to go when all the world around us gives way. Life is going to go awry, but our God does not change. Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Our kids change, their emotions change, our moods change like the dang WIND! But, God doesn’t. He is safe. He is secure. He is the same. He is our rock and causes us to not be shaken when we continue our pursuit of His presence. In Him is freedom!

 

Escaping crises

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I don’t know a whole lot of things, but the Lord has kindly humbled my pride about thoughts I struggle through daily.  These thoughts have been about what this life is about. Is it about survival? Is it about thriving? Is it about no sickness, no trials, no conflicts? Is it about escaping sickness, trials, and conflicts?

What if God made us and this world in order for us to learn HOW to DEAL with sickness, trials, and conflicts, and not merely survive through them or escape them?

In John 16:33, Jesus Himself says, “‘In this world YOU WILL have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world.'” (emphasis mine) He never said you “may” have trouble or “if” you have trouble. He said we WILL have trouble. So if trouble is inevitable, why don’t I just embrace the trouble and learn how to have real deal VICTORIES in the trouble?

Case in point, just this morning. CB comes downstairs, having woken up on the wrong side of the bed. All red flags are up, and trouble is here on a bright and sunny Monday morning. Do I yell at him and tell him to get his mind right? Or do I swallow my crazy, CRAZY emotions and take this opportunity to fight for a victory for me and my son and the Lord with a prayer and a kind word? Yeah, we’re human. Yeah, we’re gonna fly off the handle sometimes, but what if flying off the handle were so infrequent that they were not the norm, and success, victory, heart-conversations and soul-training were common place? Trouble is here, and it’s not going away. How am I going to respond?

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Kid conflicts. Ear infections. Broken bones. Friend problems. Car trouble. Sibling quarrels. ER trips. Cancer scares. Spousal fights. Ailing grandparents. It’s all here. It all may be happening to you TODAY. So, what does it mean to overcome the world? To wallow in self-pity, to cry injustice, to turn a blind eye to the Sovereign One who is in complete charge of every facet of our lives, to let our emotions rule us and reign over us and our homes?

Oh, so many days I feel like I have allowed my emotions to rule me, and I have allowed my desire to “just get through” the trouble to reign supreme over my day. We aren’t created to just survive or to just get through. I must have an identified purpose for being here, for having the job I do, and for carrying it out to the best of my ability for God’s glory. This is overcoming the world. To know our purpose and to recognize the obstacles when they come and to learn through them and to have victories. And we can’t do it alone. Jesus has overcome all of this.

I have to remember EVERY DAY that we aren’t given the gift of children so that the days will go perfectly. It’s so amazing when I look at each of these five souls and simply wonder. They have some outstanding strengths and drives. And they have some repulsive sin tendencies and weaknesses. Just like me. How am I going to train these babies when their weakness and sin just blow up in my face? And man are there some explosions some days up in this house. But take heart, Jesus has overcome this mess. He’s on His throne, and we are trying to training these kids how to turn their heart’s gaze on them in the middle of the crazy.

None that I say is profound. And I am speaking mainly to myself when I say there is no escaping the trouble. There is no escaping the illnesses. There is no escaping the tragedies. There is no escaping the injustices we will face. What am I going to do when it comes, when I am faced with it daily? Do I shake my fist at God? He made all of this. All things go through His mighty hands because He is sovereign over all things. NO THING we face is a mistake. NOT. ONE. THING. We are WEAKER than we could ever think SO THAT we can lean into and trust God who is STRONGER than our minds can conceive.

Trouble is coming. Trouble is here. Oh, may we have more victories this day and fulfill this purpose in this journey God has lined out for us. “‘Take heart. I have overcome the world.'”

Corie’s Monkey Bread

This. My sister taught me how to make Monkey Bread as a teenager, and I think it sparked a true love for cooking and trying new recipes. I have seen several variations, but when something ain’t broke I just don’t think it needs to be fixed! I used to make two and bring them to Sunday School in high school, and I never had ANY leftovers.

So I am calling this Corie’s Monkey Bread. And it’s a family favorite around the Sheridan household.

Corie’s Monkey Bread

Ingredients

4-count home style biscuits (they come in a set of 4)

1 cup white sugar

2 Tablespoons cinnamon

Gallon sized ziplock or bowl

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

1 cup brown sugar

Cooking spray

Bundt pan **

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray Bundt pan with cooking spray. Open each can of biscuits and cut each biscuit into fourths. Next, combine white sugar with cinnamon in a gallon sized ziplock bag or bowl. Toss about two hand fulls of cut-up biscuits in the cinnamon/sugar mixture until coated. Then, put coated biscuits into prepared Bundt pan, making sure they are evenly distributed in the pan. Continue until all biscuits are coated and placed in the Bundt pan.

2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine butter or margarine with the brown sugar and melt in the microwave. Stir well after melted. Next, pour over the top of the biscuits. Place Bundt pan in oven for 30-35 minutes or until biscuits are done.

3. Remove from oven and allow to cook for about 5 minutes. Place a kitchen plate on top of Bundt pan, and with oven mitts, flip the Bundt pan and plate over. And watch all that goodness run onto the plate! Enjoy!

** My nephew does not own a Bundt pan, so he used a 9×13 casserole dish and it turned out great! I have also used a bread loaf before and also a muffin tin and that was fun, too!