I am a bumbling buffoon who has an inability to be able to discern what food I should eat versus what food I should avoid at all cost. That is exactly what the government seems to be saying lately. Over the years the “food police” have been more active requiring all kinds of nutritional information to be posted on the packaging of foods, banned food, and established the amount of food I should consume because I am this bumbling buffoon. There is a proposal now that would require this information on the menu boards of fast food restaurants which could be extended to movie theaters and even drive thru menu boards.
This “policing” effort has gone so far that a Chicago area school has banned parents from giving their children a sack lunch. The principal has said, “Nutrition wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school,”. Needless to say many parents are upset about this edict. But why are they upset? This form of forced and coerced food restrictions has been practiced for centuries without many having anything to say except “Oh, it’s Friday”. Continue reading » What Can I Eat?
There are so many directions we could go in covering the subject of influence, but we will concentrate on those areas which affect women the most. Whether we realize it or not, we are influencing someone every day of our lives. Let’s examine some of the ways we influence others.
First, right in our own homes. We certainly exert an influence on our husbands. Suppose year after year our husbands see the first day of the week pass by while we take that time to read our paper and pour over the great ads, or maybe we use that day to do our baking for the week ahead. After all, we reason, that’s the only free time we have. But, we’re showing where our priorities lie and what comes first in our lives. How can we think about teaching someone the truth when we fail to practice it ourselves? Paul said, in 1 Corinthians 7:16, “For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? … “ Also, Peter said, “Like wise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear” (1 Peter 3:1-2). Continue reading » The Distaff: A Little Leaven Leaveneth the Whole Lump