Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tea is not Water and Gum has Sweeteners, and Ooops! I ate a Tater Tot!

I know tea is not water, and gum does have sweeteners (but I will keep searching the aisles of Whole Foods to find one that doesn't). 

I have been doing fine with my fast, but then as I was cleaning up after dinner, I popped a tater tot right into my mouth! Oooops! I realized. Then I tried to rationalize it as I ate three more, "Potatoes are vegetables and oil is ok, and they are baked, right??" This morning I woke up and thought to myself that I must have been under some sort of spell as I rationalized the eating of the tater tot. No, it's not ok, they are processed and probably fried before they are frozen and then re-baked. 

I asked forgiveness.

And now as I sit here trying to make sense of things, and procrastinate starting to write my paper on the History of Nursing Theorists, I realize that we do that very thing every day.

Let me break it down:
We do something bad/sinful, 
we realize it, 
we rationalize it, 
we do it again, 
then we realize it,
ask forgiveness,
then we do it again,
then we realize it,
maybe ask forgiveness again,

It gets old doesn't it?
Thank you Jesus that you forgive us and you change us.
Apple on my Counter......Summer 2010


  1. What do you make of Hebrews 10:26-31?

    Amazing photo...

  2. Hebrews 10:26-31 says: If we give up and turn our backs on all we've learned, all we've been given, all the truth we now know, we repudiate Christ's sacrifice and are left on our own to face the Judgment—and a mighty fierce judgment it will be! If the penalty for breaking the law of Moses is physical death, what do you think will happen if you turn on God's Son, spit on the sacrifice that made you whole, and insult this most gracious Spirit? This is no light matter. God has warned us that he'll hold us to account and make us pay. He was quite explicit: "Vengeance is mine, and I won't overlook a thing" and "God will judge his people." Nobody's getting by with anything, believe me.

    I think a lot of people forget or don't know that it's not ok to continue to do things that we know are sinful. I also think that in this world of acceptance and denial, a lot of people are rationalizing things based on the relevancy of this day and age. We are a society of numbness, and we have become complacent and desensitized to things that are unacceptable in God's eyes. And I do believe that someday we will ALL (every human being on this earth) have to answer to God.

    Thanks for that verse Brandi :)

  3. Just Pray to the Lord for forgiveness it works.
    Just do the right thing next time. Good Luck!!

    Procrastination Free Living