Health, Fitness & Chocolate
He openeth also their ear to discipline,
and commandeth that they return from iniquity.
— Job 36:10
Do, too, exercise, I told the skeptics at my health screening. I am highly-attuned to the habits of discipline. Observe:
“Fork to face: Up, in, out, down! Repeat!
“Snack drawer: Open, close! Open, close! Repeat!”
They weren’t buying it. They kept frowning.…
And God said, Behold,
I have given you every herb bearing seed,
which is upon the face of all the earth,
and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed;
to you it shall be for meat.
— Gen. 1:29
Behold, I will do a new thing;
now it shall spring forth;
shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert.
— Isaiah 43:19
It all started when I was plotting my next move,
Stand in awe, and sin not:
commune with your own heart upon your bed,
and be still. Selah.
— Psalm 4:4
We women have our own Homeland Security. It’s a deep, dark secret, a stash of ammunition brought out only in severe crisis mode.
It’s dark chocolate.
As the cold of snow in the time of harvest,
so is a faithful messenger to them that send him:
for he refresheth the soul of his masters.
— Proverbs 25:13
The worried husband had been through a lot that morning. He had had to call an ambulance to rush his wife of nearly 60 years to the hospital.