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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

God Doesn’t Want Me to Be a Garbage Can

Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. Mark 14:38

Well, it was my annual domestic event. Each year, I have the young ones draw on my pumpkins instead of cutting them, so that I can bake them to make homemade from scratch pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving. As some of you know, I write the posts as I feel led to and schedule them to come out at a later date.

I had an abundance of cooked pumpkin, so I decided to make pumpkin bread one day and pies the next. I made four big loaves, three medium loaves, and about a dozen pumpkin bread muffins. Unfortunately, I took all the loaves of pumpkin bread out a tad too early and the middles sank down.

I had originally planned to share these loaves of pumpkin bread with friends and relatives, but knew they weren't presentable, as is. In trying to test the sunken loaves out, I ate the middle of one of the loaves to see if they tasted alright. Although the middle was soft and somewhat gooey, it had a wonderful taste. My slice ended up two and then three.

At first, I thought that I would just give them to my husband. Then, I realized that my husband recently attended an informative class about diabetes and was really working at being healthy. What was I thinking when I thought I would give the pumpkin bread to him to save me from being tempted?

I realized that I had to be prayerful about what God wanted me to do with this bread that didn’t look presentable, but tasted yummy. I’ve found that over the years, that I don’t mind people eating all types of desserts in front of me that I used to crave. God’s taken the urge for desserts away from me. I find myself being tempted with the food that isn't going to get eaten and is going to waste, but God doesn’t want me to be a garbage can. I sliced the bread on the ends to make a couple of gift plates and I threw all the soft middles into the garbage, so that I didn't eat it, thanks to God! Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. Mark 14:38

Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verse.

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I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling

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