Thursday, September 9, 2010

Happiness is......a full pantry!

Matthew 6:26
"Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" NKJ

It always amazes me how good I feel when I go to the market and know I have good healthy food in the house to feed my family. I can sit back and breath a sigh of relief. As I was putting away groceries today, humming happily to myself I realized why that is so important to me.

First, I think as a southern woman we are programed since birth that you nurture all those you love with food. Our culinary skills are like a crown of glory. And for someone that loves to cook as much as I do it comes almost as easy as breathing.

Secondly, I feel it may come from my up bringing. I was raised in a poor family and sometimes we had no idea where our meals would come from. So when we get low on food in the house I tend to get a little nervous even though there is nothing to worry about anymore.

For today my pantry is full. I have a months worth of good dinners all planned out. I will only need to go to the store for bread, milk and fresh produce each week. I am smiling as I type this. I think I will treat myself to a bubble bath.

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