Grace Episcopal Church
Member Spotlight: Lynn Nobles!
1-What is your ‘go to’ bible verse to get you through the day?
Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid for the Lord your God goes with you. Deuteronomy 31:6
2-Briefly tell us about a recent fun activity you and or your family participated in.
My family has a tradition of going to St George Island for our yearly vacations. We have done this since I was a toddler, vacationing with my Mom, Aunt and cousins. As we have grown older my sister and I still do this. Just recently our nephew, now 33, came to the beach with his girlfriend. We gather to play games and enjoy the beautiful scenery. We have so many great memories from years past. It’s still great to be able to get together with all the cousins, their children or as many as can be there. This year we played the board game “Codenames” and it was great fun!
3-Do you have a favorite recipe or take-out meal recommendation you would like to share?
Perfect Chocolate Cake
Contributed By: Aunt Karen (Duncan Cadwallader)
2 C sugar
1 3/4 C flour
3/4 C Hershey's cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 C milk
1/2 C oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 C boiling water
1 stick butter
2/3 C Hershey's cocoa
1/3 C milk
3 C powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Combine dry ingredients in large bowl; add eggs milk, oil and vanilla. Beat for two minutes on medium speed. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour into 9" round greased and floured pans (baking Pam
works well too). Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes then remove from pans to wire rack and cool completely before frosting.
Frosting: Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternate powdered sugar and milk, beat at medium speed to spreading consistency. Add more milk if needed. Add vanilla.
4- At the start of the 2021 school year, Grace Church will be offering a new Children’s Ministry program, led by Grace’s very own member, Erin van Santen (Father Frans’s wife). While Erin is busy preparing, please share how a mentor, youth leader, or Sunday school teacher had an impact on you and why? I have been in education for quite some time, and I can say that I was and am there because of a 4-H agent leader that was my mentor. He spent countless hours training us for competition, livestock judging, meat judging, soil judging, speaking in front of groups or individuals. We had opportunities to participate in fairs and shows with our projects. Mine was primarily with horses. Many of the individuals I showed horses with at the time attended Grace Church. My mentor showed me responsibility, dedication, and hard work. He also showed me that we do not always win. When we do not, we were taught to not give up and to make sure that we tackle the area that was an obstacle the following year.
I became a high school agriculture teacher because of the impact he had on my life. The feeling of doing well and trying hard while still enjoying all the little things was a gift. Not too many people get excited to see a specific weed growing on the side of the road and want to stop and examine it. Perhaps to see if it is that curly dock that would be on the contest. I believe all the opportunities and things I was introduced to help me to appreciate the nature and God’s touches everywhere you look. I have had a great career and the opportunity to work with many students that have seen things they otherwise may have never noticed. All of this lead to my learning of how to care for others, whether it be the four legged kind, a younger member or friend.