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First up? Eating. My favorite.
When Bernie and I had been dating six months, we knew we wanted to celebrate. I’d never dated someone for six months before, so it was kind of a big deal. Bernie thought about going to this fancy all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse, so he asked some of his coworkers about it. Their response was, “it’s good, but pricey, so don’t take a ‘salad girl’. Only take a girl if she can keep up.”
Bernie’s response? “She’s a great eater, definitely a carnivore. That won’t be a problem.”
The dinner was incredible. I mean all-you-can-eat meat? Yes please! Bernie discovered early on that the way to my heart was to keep me well fed.
There are few things in life I love and appreciate more than food. I like to eat it, cook it, watch it, and even read about it. Eating is a way that we nourish, satisfy, and sustain ourselves.
Eating can also be a familiar comfort. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been known to eat my feelings a time or two…why does a bloomin’ onion, a pint of ice cream, or a jumbo size bag of Twizzlers, seem to make life feel a little bit better?
Yet, as fabulous as eating is, and believe me, Eating. Is. Fabulous. We can’t forget what ultimately nourishes, satisfies, sustains, and comforts.
A verse I referenced last week says,
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.”