Slippery Slope



I did make them, the peach cobbler muffins; we had them for breakfast and I had four muffins; I savored every one, knowing it would be a long time before I would let myself make them again. I can see how one muffin led to another and another and another. I went shopping at a local high-end market and sampled their coffee; sugar and cream accompanied my complimentary drink. There, within hours of each other I had consumed more sugar than I had in weeks. I truly thought the sugary coffee was not good. So, the rest of the day I snow-plowed my way back to sugar-free meals and drinks. I had two eggs and cheese slices for lunch, and pole beans and snap peas in brown rice for supper. I imagine the scales will not be as kind in the morning; however, I did play pickleball for two hours this afternoon.

It was so easy to stop my fast from sugar; but I at least knew what I was doing and allowed myself the treat with the full intention of resuming my fast. I have to allow a treat now and then; if I felt I’d never again have something sweet, or some chocolate, I know I would be more likely to break my fast frequently. I hope to change my lifestyle to moderate the amount of sugar and chocolate I consume.

Moderation is not a character quality of mine. But if I want to heal my body temple, Lord, I know that with You, all things, all changes, are possible.

Thank You, Dear Lord, for Your loving care, provisions, and protection.  Amen





Precious Lord, Take My Hand

Words: Thomas A. Dorsey, 1932


Precious Lord, take my hand,
Lead me on, let me stand,
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn;
Through the storm, through the night,
Lead me on to the light:

Take my hand, Precious Lord, lead me home.


When my way grows drear,
Precious Lord, linger near,
When my life is almost gone,
Hear my cry, hear my call,
Hold my hand lest I fall:

Take my hand, Precious Lord, lead me home.


When the darkness appears
And the night draws near,
And the day is past and gone,
At the river I stand,
Guide my feet, hold my hand:

Take my hand, Precious Lord, lead me home.




I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.  ~G.K. Chesterton


Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.  ~Author Unknown


God is in control, and therefore in EVERYTHING I can give thanks – not because of the situation but because of the One who directs and rules over it.  Kay Arthur


“I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.” –Psalm 9:1

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.”  –Psalm 100:4


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