Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Do not be conformed

Yesterday I was talking with a bunch of people and I made mention that I make my own Bisquick, they informed me that it already came in a box, and so on and so forth.  I actually was put on the defensive.  let me first start by saying that I think that you are no better or worse of a person if you buy bisquick from a box or the off brand for that matter.  But I choose to make my own.  It's easy, I can make it with whole grain flour (yes still shortening) but I know what's in it instead of chemicals, and to be honest, I've never looked at the side of the box (until today) to see if there are any words i can't pronounce.

I am trying (though you'd never know this week) to bring healthier choices in our house, and I'd even like to learn to make granola bars instead of buying them, if you have a recipe that's good, please send it my way.  Sometimes it's simple things like changing from white flour to whole grain white flour or making your own Bisquick, or buying more fruits and veggies and less process stuff. I think (totally my opinion here) that sometimes a gradual swing is better than going hog while. 

And what's funny as it just occured to me... when we sin sometimes it's a slippery slope that at first it seems gradual and then before you know it, we are a mess, well, maybe it can be that way for the good stuff too, if we get used to eating better we will make better choices and pretty soon better choices is the majority of what we do.

Yesterday I was kind of put on the defensive about stupid bisquick, but sometimes its our faith that we need to defend.  In our lives a lot of things come at us, and in Romans 12:2 it says Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. 

I think there are lessons in all things, and yesterday/today, it was Bisquick.


Mrs. Mac said...

Good comparisons Margie ... and yes .. moving slowly over is a good strategy! It's weird ... but now (most every day) I think of something that could probably be made with things in my pantry .. this week I'm trying to make steak sauce... and looking into growing some horseradish to use and bottle up for later this year. Pat has a granola recipe.

jessicachubb said...

Coming from a momma who buys her bisquick in box form, I loved this. So funny. I agree with you that gradual moves are good for our lives. Maybe some people can change their whole eating life in one day, but the majority of us need time and conitnual practice to eat healthier. You are doing a great job and you look great! Keep it up. Someone told me once that they make their own soap and laundry detergent. I think if people put forth the time and effort and have a passion for it more power to you! I stuggle with just getting pb and jelly to the table for dinner some nights. Oh well.

donna said...

It does take some diet, eating/cooking habits compared to last year at this time has drastically changed....trying to keep with low carb/low fat while watching challenge is I am married to one who loves sweets and I love to cook for him...I can be easily tempted to sneak a cookie or brownie...:)

Be are on a path to eating healthier..

Louise said...

How do you make your own??? Please share the recipe!

Trish said...

I'd love that Bisquick recipe too! Post it please! I make my own hot chocolate mix, always have. Keep it, in a zip lock bag and on days like today, when Ian comes over and spends time in the snow. I just heat up the milk and add a few spoonfuls.
The grandbabies think something so simple is a special Grammy treat.

Anonymous said...

Good fill someone in on and this fill someone in on helped me alot in my college assignement. Gratefulness you for your information.