Monday, February 3, 2014

Double Yoke Cake

Photo source - Wikimedia Commons

 One Type A personality
 2 cups of "there's not enough time in my day"
 1 ounce "sure I can do it no I don't need any help"
 1/4 cup grated nerves
 A dash of Martyr Complex*
 A tablespoon of bitterness
 2 teaspoons of  snake oil

* may substitute a pinch of God Complex for a heavier cake

Mix together in well ain't life just a bowl of cherries!

Bake one hour in the oven of resentment.  Remove and sprinkle liberally with hubris.

Caution! Very hot under the collar - handle with care. Makes 365 servings


Do you often feel weighed down, overloaded and overwhelmed? Shoulders stooped by the weight of your "enormous, I'm telling you, Lord, it's huge" cross? Wondering what might be the reason for this seemingly unfair distribution of the world's troubles upon your narrow shoulders?

When you read Jesus' words, "for my yoke is easy and my burden light", does "oh no, Lord, your yoke weighs a ton" automatically pop into your mind? No matter how hard you try to push the thought out or ignore it?

Well, I hate to break it to you but you just might have "The Double Yoke Syndrome".

What? What do you mean I made that up? Me?

I would never.

Well, maybe just the name. The syndrome certainly exists, I can assure you.

No, don't ask me how I know. I'm trying to slim down and feed on lighter fare these days.

Though, I have to admit,  my new steady diet of Humble Pie a la mode (and yes, I scream) is giving me a bit of heartburn.



  1. Hahaha Mary. I had heartburn so bad last night I couldn't sleep! It must have been the pie you served... BTW, nice alias Mary randy and using Jesus in disguise for your profile pic reminded me of padre Pio being your google follower

  2. But it's sooooo good for you! Next time I'll serve it up with an antacid, okay?

    As for Facebook, hey, at least you can claim "Jesus" friended you ;) He's even higher up than Padre Pio.

  3. Very clever post Mary!

    God Bless you!

    1. Thank you, Michael :) God bless you too!

  4. "Do you often feel weighed down, overloaded and overwhelmed?"

    Yes I do. When I went to the doctor he put me on the scales and looking at my waistline said I should diet. I asked him which color I should dye it.

    This is a very clever post Mary; and certainly the quote about Double Yoke Syndrome is worth remembering. We all often complain about our difficulties in lfe.

    Thank you for a thought-provoking lesson. God bless.

    1. Victor, I can't keep myself from popping in to tell you I might laugh all day about what color should you dye it.

    2. Funny! I was thinking the same thing about you, Victor! I know you like bright colors!

      Thank you for your comment! (Do you know black makes a person look slimmer? Not that I'm insinuating you would need black, of course ;)

  5. Very thought provoking, Mary. Good food to feed on in your blog!

    1. Thanks, Mallory! I appreciate the "feedback" :)

  6. Heaping spoonfuls of Mary's wonderful humor help the truth be heard - again. A perfect recipe for growth in holiness. Good indeed!

    1. You know I can't resist :) Plus it lead up to my REAL posts about "Double Yoke Syndrome"!

  7. Nice job, Mary! I keep feeling like the Lord's encouraging me toward more "simplicity & sincerity." Amazing how much drops off when I give him a say in my day-to-day life:-)

  8. Hi ThereseRita! I hope you are doing well! Same here on simplicity and sincerity - I feel the nudge as well. Not claiming that I'm doing a great job at it but I do recognize that this is an area He wants me to work on. Thanks for visiting!

  9. Mary, that cake recipe is PRICELESS! It would be fun to think up others for various spiritual maladies. I'm sure that's not your cake though, because you don't sound a bit Type A to me. So happy you are posting again, cause we all love everything you "feed" us...even that humble pie :) But...I think I'll skip this double yoke cake...doesn't sound sweet at all! xoxo

  10. Yeah, I don't blame you for wanting to skip a bite of this particular cake, Patricia! I have a few other recipes for disaster up my sleeve, including a "stew that simmers in its own juices" but I think I'll skip that one ;) Though I've certainly certainly eaten it at times!