Thursday, October 23, 2008


Lately, and since it is Autumn, many are saying colder weather phrases.
For example,
'We got a cold snap'
'It has been sunshiny and crisp, this week'
'Snuggly, frosty weather today'
'Crunched together on the couch to watch a video'
'The cold wind cut to the bone, during our walk'
'Definitely got a break from the heat!'
...and many other that you may want to add to this list.

The blogs are showing favourite cold weather foods, such as Thick Soups, Stews, Watery Soups, Biscuits and Gravy...for desserts we see, Double Chocolate Turtle Cake, Oozie-Goopie Caramel Torte, Sour Cream Apple Pie...and on the list goes.

Now, stand back and really observe [I may be the only one who has noticed this phenomenon...nooot!]

Let me help you...snap, crisp, crunch, toast, and break, are onomatopoeic words which describe hardness to some degree or another. When the weather is this way, we want soft, smooth, mooshy, liquidy--thick or thin, foods.

When the weather is hot, and humid, and thick, then we like to eat Crispy Potato Chips, Crispy Nachos, Crunchy Pretzels, Crispy-Crunchy Salads, Snapple...and other foods which imply hardness.

Well, what does that say about us? It seems that food companies have, already, banked on this peculiar human condition and made barrels of money (would that be hard money or soft decide)

You may profit by doing a word study in your Bible about hardness, hardship, and see what the Lord shows you.
When my heart is hard, what do I want to hear?
When my heart is soft, what then?

I'll leave you with this:

"That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits" Isa 30:9-10

In His hands, ^__^


BellaMama said...

I've found when the weather dips to 65 or lower then I must turn on the oven and bake or make a wonderful stew, ect. as you described. It may be that my mama seemed to cook all winter (cold season) wonderful homemade foods!

Quite an analogy! Thank you for that verse!!

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