Today’s news and culture update: I came across an interview with Pastor Rick Warren, author of “The Purpose Driven Life” and pastor of the Saddleback Church in California. He speaks about “The Daniel Plan,” a program he developed for his church members to see how faith impacts health and what the Bible has to say about it. Pastor Rick noticed one Sunday–after performing 867 baptisms in one day–that most of his congregation was overweight (including himself, he admits). So he came up with a plan that puts prayer and the Bible at the center of getting healthy. Pastor Warren says it’s not about looking good in a particular dress or pair of pants, it’s about glorifying God in your body–and to that I would add, in your spirit! (See I Cor. 6). He and his members are seeing results.
This is a good example of how people are looking to prayer to find healthy outcomes. Let me know what you think of these ideas–and share your own thoughts on the topic.
Every night we make five lunches at my house. And I’m not talking simple peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. My teenage daughter likes exotic foods like Quinoa salad and edamame with Japanese rice, or hummus and pita chips. My teenage son loves his turkey sandwich with spinach on sourdough. And he has to have his big green apple.
It’s not always easy to motivate my kids to make lunches when the French quiz or AP History paper is looming . . . unless I mention “the school cafeteria” option.
When my youngest son avoids making his lunch, he invariably comes home from school never wanting to “buy” again. Peanut butter fluff (is that even a food??), overly-cheesy pizza, and other non-green fare are the usual cafeteria options.