I’ve joined a new (to me) blog hop today called “Finer Things Friday”. The instructions are simple. The question to be answered is “What Finer Things are you celebrating this week?”
I finally got the ingredients to make homemade ice cream with my brand new Tupperware Quick Chef last Saturday! I used one cup very cold heavy whipping cream; one cup of frozen Dole® Mixed Berries w/Pomegranate; 3 tablespoonfuls of powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Then cranked by hand for about one minute and VOILA; awesome, decadent, delightful dessert. I later revised the recipe and used yogurt with active cultures rather than heavy cream. Tart and sweet and OH So FINE!
I took a 5 mile walk in 55 degree air one morning this week. SO fine!
I connected with my daughter, my big brother and my uncle this week. Connecting with family is always a fine thing.
I was inspired to create a new card this week titled Synergy. That got my mother and me to talking (what doesn’t?) of how women deceive themselves into feeling minimized rather than empowered by becoming submissive.
We were talking about the photograph on the Synergy card that shows two gears, one larger, which we likened to the husband, and one smaller, which we likened to the wife. We considered how the movement of the smaller gear causing the reaction of the larger would easily power the entire mechanism. Hmmm? The smaller motivates and moves the larger that, in turn, then powers the whole thing.
We marveled at the failure of women to recognize the full measure of their own worth as the smaller, submissive or “weaker” sex. It is a much finer thing to consider the true worth of fulfilling the role that God defined for us as women.
Speaking of fulfilling the role and the rules that God defines for me, as a human. Personal obedience has been a struggle all of my life. (Wow! You too? Must be a human thing.) I came across a blog post by Mark Gungor entitled "Christians Think Too Much" and found clarity concerning obedience, submission and following the commandments of God.
"Here is a news flash for you: God loves you but doesn’t give a rat’s butt what you think. He is not sitting up in heaven taking a poll on the public opinion here on Earth trying to decide if he should alter his rules based on what you or anyone else thinks."
Mark Gungor is a pretty awesome Christian pastor/comedian. I have often thought those things - but never had the nerve to say them. He just blurts ‘em right out there.
"God is actually God and he has thoughts, ways and standards that are His and His alone. He tells us in scripture what to do and how to behave, and your opinion on it is irrelevant. I don’t even care what I think because it simply doesn’t matter."
When I say it out loud I emphasize the word “what” with a devil-may-care nose-in-the-air stare. I don't care what I think on the matter of obedience, because it simply doesn't matter. Finer words have never been uttered.
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