Once a month, we have a discussion that’s exclusive for girls in a new café or resto. Last week of May, Lou and I facilitated the discussion with one of the most exciting topics in the history of ever… GOD’S WILL. It’s a lot to process so it’s a good thing there were a lot of food to go around as we talked about the word and shared our experiences relevant to the topic at hand.
We had some Chaplin Pizza, which is pizza with shakshouka. This hard to spell dish (haha) is popular in North Africa and Middle East is made with eggs, tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions, often spiced with cumin. Not sure if cumin was the spice I tasted because it wasn’t that strong. Pabor kasi hindi ako mahilig sa cumin. 😀
We also had shakshouka without the crust, two kinds of salads (Greek and Feta), chicken steak, and eggplant with tahini. Not really sure bakit puro pang-diet ang mga inorder naming that night. :p Must be a twisted effect of the framed quote near our table that says, “I could lose weight, but I hate losing.”
I liked their freshly baked bread served with 4 dips- eggplant salad, pesto, cream cheese and tuna.
For dessert they have Alfajores cookies with dulce de leche filling, cheesecakes, apple pie, and several kinds of mousse.
As for our discussion, we were all reminded that God’s will is good, pleasing and perfect. That we will not be able to understand it if we focus on our own wants or what the world wants for us.
What I learned recently that helped me out a great deal in checking if a dream or a goal is in line with God’s will is that it will meet the following- 1. It will be known through God’s Word.(Because what better way to know what He wants to say but through the Bible) 2. It will be confirmed through God’s Word or through godly counsel. (God is a God of clarity, He will definitely send something or someone to bring confirmation.) 3. It will be a situation that will need you to rely on God. (So that the glory will be His not ours!)
So there. Isn’t it nice to eat good food and talk about things that matter with your girl friends? 🙂
Check out Chaplin’s menu here.
Fourth Floor, Century City Mall,
Kalayaan Avenue Corner Salamanca Street,
Poblacion, Makati City