Washed Out

Arrogant20Obama_xlarge By: Susan Bea Good

Somehow my kitchen soap dispenser squirted horizontally today, missing my outstretched palm and landing into my too close bowl of soup. So how bad could a small drop of cleaning solution taste? Really bad!…and it immediately saturated my entire meal. I had just returned from a workout and was trying to eat something healthy, (instead of a handful of chocolate chips). I tried a few remedies, but the taste of soapy-soup lingered.

Since I’ve already had my mouth “washed out with soap” I decided to go ahead and write about a topic on my mind since last Friday, when I viewed the movie “American Sniper.”

The film was a terrific portrayal of the life and death responsibilities our military carries each day. Chris Kyle’s story was deeply moving. His love for country, and commitment to protecting his men was sobering. He also used the “F” word a LOT!

I understand that serious life calls for serious language. But if I hear it, I have to make an extra cautious effort not to use it. This personal challenge arose Friday, and continued on through last night’s SOTU address. As I pondered the gravity of real life and compared that to the pompous idiocy of our current President…I was very close to using that “F” word!

Through Scripture reading and prayer I have successfully made adjustments to my “serious language” dilema. But the taste of the sentiment remains.

Today’s soapy-soup residue wasn’t overcome until I had a few bites of my daughter’s pancakes, smothered in syrup. Finally, something worked to get that “F”lavor out!

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7/ESV)

The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it.

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