Monday, May 4, 2009

Cornnuts or Peppermint

Welcome back! It's a new month, May, obviously, but that means that school is winding down and summer is winding up. It's sort of like Christmas. There seems to be a lot to do in the month of May and so for this month, I thought I would do short, yet thought-provoking posts for you.

We'll stick to the three times a week, but hopefully, you'll be able to read them in about two minutes. Whew, that will be a challenge for me to keep them short! Still, the point is to get you to focus on God in all things. Picture these as though we have met on the sidewalk, you have a map in hand, and I point down the street. We've briefly exchanged information, but it points in One direction: to Christ.

So, this weeks?

Corn nuts or Peppermint

Have you ever been in the car when someone opens up a bag of Corn nuts? Oh mercy those stink! What's worse is the person's breath when they start talking after they've consumed the already stinky food. They speak after corn nuts and we scrunch up our face. Eew.

I have to be honest, I like them. But, to save my family from dragon breath I don't buy them. I stick to little waxy chocolate donuts and all is well.

On the other mouth, peppermint is never really a bad thing. Someone starts sucking on a little peppermint and the whole car smells better, not to mention their breath. (Note to self: buy corn nuts and peppermint.)

They speak after peppermint and we smell the freshness. Aww.

Both flavors produce strong, bold scents. They are not subtle or inconspicuous like lettuce. I mean, you don't really know when someone has been chompin' on a bit of iceberg.

Read what James 3:5 &9-10 say:

Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but is makes great boasts (think corn nuts and peppermint, boastful scents). With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.

So, the next time you open your mouth consider what the other person might be smelling.

Praise (peppermint)
cursing (corn nuts: gossip, bickering, complaining, etc.).

It's your choice.

1 comment:

Deborah said...

I'm so glad that I'm not the only one that sees something godly in the oddest things.