Could you do what Reverend Susan Sparks did…at 40??
Whodathunk it? Mixing spirituality and laughter? Susan gave us so much interesting information…and made up laugh too!
Here’s more about Susan Sparks: After ten years as a lawyer moonlighting as a standup, Susan Sparks left her practice and spent two years on a solo trip around the world, including working with Mother Teresa’s mission in Calcutta, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and driving the Alaska Highway. Upon returning home, she entered Union Theological Seminary in New York City where she earned a Master of Divinity and now serves as the Senior Pastor of the historic Madison Avenue Baptist Church in New York City (and the first woman in its 165 year history), Susan is also a professional comedian. She’s been featured in O Magazine, the New York Times, on CBS, CNN and ABC. Journalist Jen Haupt may have described Susan best when she said: “Imagine a combination of Reba McIntyre and Jody Foster … in a pulpit. Add a wicked sense of humor and you have Susan Sparks.”
You can learn more about Susan Sparks at Susan Sparks and you can read an excerpt from her book here: Laugh Your Way to Grace
Want that recipe for Irish Soda Bread? Here is Mama Morrissey’s Irish Soda Bread recipe:
- 5 cups of flour
- 6 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups raisins
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 cups buttermilk
- dash of salt
- Mix all the ingredients well. Pour into a cast iron skillet. Start baking at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 300 degrees and bake for 1 hour.
- Cool for one hour before cutting into slices. It’s really good with melted butter.
- If you try this recipe, let me know what you think. You can comment below.
If you have that Italian Easter recipe, please send it to me at Annmarie@VictoriousWoman.com – and THANKS!
Here’s a link to the pix from last year’s Girlfriend Gala.
If you want to join us this year, May 25, 5:30-8:30 at Penn Oaks, register here: Girlfriend Gala2016
Here’s the quote from an unknown person and my laughter challenge: find a dozen things to laugh about this weekend. Post one (or more) here or on my FB page: VictoriousWomanProject
“Laugh my friend,
for laughter ignites a fire within the pit of your belly
and awakens your being.”