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Topic: Junk Food (08/30/12)
TITLE: Food for Thought
By Verna Cole Mitchell
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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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