It seems we will believe anything today. The more absurd, the more we want to take it in as truth. I include here some of the old timers that we fell for and still swallow. Turkey does not make you fall asleep on Thanksgiving. It is sheer gluttony and over indulgence.
Chocolate does not give you pimples. (What a relief to find this out!) Apples are not a miracle cure for anything. Honey, sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup, high fructose, etc. All have the same bodily effects. Autism is not caused by vaccinations.
Carrots don’t make your vision better. (Thank God, for I am not a fan of carrots!) Your brain cells aren’t stemmed by your age. Stuff your brain (not your stomach!) In spite of yogurt ads, yogurt can’t fix your stomach issues. Gum won’t clog your digestive system. What goes in, goes out.
Have I rocked your world? Challenged your common sense? Will you at least take Jesus’ word for it?
And Jesus called the people to Him and said to them, Listen and grasp and comprehend this: It is not what goes into the mouth of a man that makes him unclean and defiled, but what comes out of the mouth; this makes a man unclean and defiles him. (Matthew 15: 10-11, AMPC)
My dad used to call those bits before a meal as hor-dervies. He would have loved this recipe. Onions were his favorite food!
I gave you this recipe before but maybe you were foolish enough not to try it. Better luck this time!
Three ingredient Cheesy Onion Pie
Four cups of chopped onions
Four cups of grated cheese (I like Cheddar
Unbaked pie crust for a deep dish two-crust pie
Stir onions and cheese together. Pack into a deep pie plate lined with pastry. Add top crust, pierce it, and bake at 425 degrees F. for ten minutes, and then 350 degrees for another 30-35 minutes until onions are soft and crust is baked. Serve hot or cold.
For a larger crowd, use a 9×13 pan and a thinner layer of filling. Cut in squares to serve.
Just like my pie, some people find it hard to believe that Jesus, the Son of God, took human form, came to earth, was crucified for our sins and then was raised from the dead.
Are you willing to try my pie…and my Jesus?
But he was pie-rced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed (Isaiah 53:5, NIV).
We have already eaten a ton of our kids’ Halloween candy. Now the real trouble starts. Parties, teas, restaurant events and office showdowns are on the way.
I’m watching my weight, Lord.I’m careful not to botch it.
My life is a bore for I have to watch it.
Others are chewing and swallowing sugars and fats
But me, I am left with food tasting like hats
Oh when will it end? The season goes on
Valentines till it stops and my fear is all gone!
Our generation lives in a state of food fear based on gluten-free, weight loss, organic, raw, vegan, and more. Let these verses help you decide what is right for you personally (and NOT right for you to shove down the throats of others.)
What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth that is what defiles them.” (Matthew 15:11, NIV)
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31, NIV)
God says we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. (From Philippians 4:13) Does he mean even when I have one arm in a sling….I think so!
Then I ask myself why I am still fighting that last ten pounds?
It is long after the Christmas season and I continue to struggle on. (Notice that I haven’t spent much time on that topic yet this year!)
Contrary to our opinion, the Bible actually says that we can be perfect. Thankfully the meaning is also complete and lacking nothing essential.’ Listen to this!
But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing. (James 1:4, AMP)
Possibly that last ten pounds is only our own lack of perseverance. Let’s face our own shortcomings and our own truth without blaming God for our lack-a-daisy attitude.
Prayer- Lord, let us meet next year with ten less pounds than this year. Amen.
I am surely speaking to an orderly crowd with no bad habits showing in any way. Unfortunately, you are reading a writer who has quite a few she is still trying to overcome.
Our bad habits are travel agents for guilt as we struggle with them and our failure to overcome them. The trouble is that we love our bad habits, don’t we?
Ice cream is one of my weaknesses. I like it way too much, way too much for comfort, weight loss, and common sense. I fail to control that bad ice cream habit when I purposely drive by my favorite store that sells my favorite flavor (with chocolate sauce on top!)
I could take another street to my destination but somehow I enjoy the torment of driving past (or into) what torments me.
I say enough is enough. What can we do today to help ourselves overcome the thing that we hate and yet that we continue to do?
Why don’t women tell? Because no one listens; because you get blamed; because almost all of us have been there; because people in power think they have the right; because when you tell people they don’t want to face their own truth.
My book, Meeting Myself, Snippets from a binging and bulging mind addresses what happened to me and the aftermath effects in my life. The latest news on this topic affects me all over again. This heinous crime harasses for a moment of time and then lingers for ever.