Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Good for the soul...

"Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working." - James 5:16 

Ok. I may as well admit it. I'm addicted. To sweet tea, for cryin' out loud! :)All of this summer time heat hasn't helped, either. I've been drinking that stuff by the gallons... Seriously. It's been kinda scary. I can finish off a gallon of tea in less than a 24 hour period. Without help!

Whenever HH and I go to restaurants, I often tease our servers to "just bring me a pitcher and a straw... it will save you some steps."  The poor souls often wear the rubber off their shoes just getting my refills....

All of this started when I was a small child. My great-grandmother used to make the BEST sweet tea EVER. I mean, it was the color of liquid gold, and was so thick that you would think you could cut it with a knife... And my young palate loved the sweet stuff... I could drink gallons of it even then.

After a lifetime of giving into this temptation, I've had to change my ways. Now that I am older, I am cautious about packing on the calories and hopefully potentially staying away from the dreaded D word (diabetes) ... So, I have learned a new way to feed my addiction, and still maintain the taste... SPLENDA!

So, the "house wine of the South" is still king at our house... We still have sweetened tea... but we have it without the calories.

Hmm... Isn't that how a lot of us are with other things??? When God tries to correct us on an issue, do we try to do an end-run around Him? Do we go for something a little "lighter" (but with the same flavor) ??? Do we dance around issues, or do we try to face them head on???

Just a little something to chew on....

Now... if we can just tackle the peanut butter in the same way.... :)

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