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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Junk Food (08/30/12)

TITLE: Food for Thought
By Verna Cole Mitchell
09/05/12


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I admit it—I love junk food. My taste of choice is sweet treats: cake, candy, cookies, pie. I passed this love on to my son, who, when he comes home, checks the kitchen for desserts as soon as he has given me a hug.

In turn, Dennis passed this “sweet” craving on to his daughters. When Stephanie was about three years old, she came to spend several days at our house. Her mom told me to be sure she didn’t have any sweets until after she’d finished her meals. The first morning of her stay, Stephanie asked for a cookie. When I told her that she couldn’t have a cookie until after lunch, she said, “Don’t want any ‘launch’—just want a cookie.” I know just how she felt!

And Allison, when she was in the fifth grade, had to write an essay about a person who did good deeds for others. She wrote about me, saying that I always had baked something chocolate for her when she came to visit.

Being honest here, I know that I need more than junk food in my diet if I would be healthy and strong. That same thing is true in my spiritual life, and this is even more important than my physical well being. To grow and mature in my knowledge of the Lord and the ways He would have me follow, I need to dine regularly on the rich meat of God’s Word.

Just as Stephanie’s mother was concerned that she would have a healthy diet, so does God want me to grow stronger spiritually. My prayer is that I will ever seek to live a holy life as I feast on the riches in the Bible, and that I will pass this desire on to my children and grandchildren.


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Beth LaBuff 09/06/12
I think I inherited the "sweet" craving gene too. :) I had to smile at your son checking for sweets when he visits, as soon as the hug is over. :) The memory of Allison's 5th grade essay, that you always bake her something chocolate is soooo precious. Our Bible study last evening was on the manna in Exodus 16. It falls in line so completely with your message of feeding on the riches of the Bible. (they needed to gather the manna every morning). Thank you for the encouragement here.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/12/12
This is a lovely devotion. I remember with my first child I was determined that she not even know what sweets were. It worked until her Grandma took her to McDonalds and bought her her first french fries and orange pop!

I did notice in the second paragraph that you switched from the past tense to the present and then back again.

This story made me smile as I read it and left me longing for a chance to be the Grandma instead of the enforcer. Your message tied in with your story quite nicely.