Tasty Treats to Help You Blossom

What was the last thing you ate — and did you notice how delicious it was? I want to know, because I just got back from the Write-to-Publish Christian Writers’ Conference at Wheaton College near Chicago…and boy, was the food good!

Ripe juicy watermelon chunks for dessert (plus chocolate mousse, raspberry squares, sugar cookies), perfectly cooked oatmeal for breakfast (plus pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, toast, cereal, strong hot coffee), delicious filling lunches (a sandwich buffet, a salad buffet, plus hot lunch choices), and a steady stream of tasty treats to help us Blossom as writers.

And yes, I learned lots about writing. I even signed on with a literary agent: Special Agent Janet K Grant of Books and Such Literary Management! My How to Let Go of Someone You Love book proposal is undergoing Editing Round One, and I believe I’ll have an offer from a publishing company by the end of September.

But I’d rather talk about food right now. It’s almost lunch, and I’m hungry! (if you have questions about getting a literary agent or learning how to be a writer, feel free to ask below)

What are your favorite tasty treats?

Tell me what you last ate! Maybe it was a burrito, a donut, or a teriyaki chicken burger. Maybe your meal was sour, bitter, or tasteless. Or too hot? Too cold. Brain freeze!

Salty, sweet, sour — for the past month, I’ve been enchanted by the smells, tastes, and textures of food. No, I am not pregnant. I’m just amazed and thankful that we can actually taste and enjoy the food that fuels our bodies and brains.

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Tasty Treats to Help You Blossom

God has given us a billion different flavors and textures, smells and temperatures, consistencies and densities of food. Just for us to enjoy!

He could’ve given us tasteless white bread (which admittedly is heavenly when it’s freshly baked, just out of the oven, with butter and a bit of salt. Wow, even plain old white bread can be amazing, can’t it?).

Soft creamy chocolate pudding, tart crispy red, pink, and green apples, hot melted mozzarella on pizza, comforting warm chicken noodle soup, hot apple pie with cold vanilla ice cream, toasted marshmallows over an open fire, hot cocoa with cinnamon toast, salty crunchy cashew nuts…

Nuts! How many varieties there are! Peanuts, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, macadamias, pine nuts.

When you stop to consider how delicious food is, you can’t help but be awed by God. He created all these different flavors, textures, smells, and consistencies of food for us to enjoy. That was the sole purpose of all these different tasty treats: so we could enjoy eating different types of delicious foods.

Isn’t food amazing?

Instead of making us eat tasteless wafers for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, God gave us a rainbow of colors and an ocean of flavors. He could’ve created without the ability to enjoy or even eat food. How dull would that be!

Tell me, what is the next meal you’re eating — or the last thing you ate? I’d love to know what foods you’ve been enjoying. And before you sit down to slurp and sip and chomp and chew your next meal…blow a kiss to God. For if it weren’t for Him, your life would tasteless and boring.

If you tend to be an emotional eater (like I am), read What to Do When You Can’t Stop Eating…and Eating…and Eating.



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