What will be in your super bowl? In mine, there will be veggie lasagne! On the side, a spinach salad, and garlic bread. On August 9, 2017, I came home at lunchtime with subs for my children. That morning, they had been watching a documentary called What the Health. Usually when I brought them subs, they were excited, but on that day, they nearly slapped the bags from my hands. “Mom, why would you bring us this processed meat!” I was taken aback by their comments! I sat down for my few minutes of lunch break and they showed me a few clips from the documentary. I totally understood their disdain for meat. They became vegetarian for about 2 hours. I haven’t eaten meat since that day. When I saw all of the harsh treatment of the animals that enter our food supply, the problems we have with animal waste, and what we do to process meat, I was done. I think, for a long time, I had struggled with understanding why an animal needed to die in order for me to have a full tummy, but on that day, I decided that eating meat was no longer for me. When I was little, a chicken processing plant was located in my hometown. When approaching that facility, the smell was evident a mile away. As a girl, I had a vivid imagination of the less-than-appetizing things happening to those chickens. As a freshman in college, by dorm was just adjacent to the dining hall, and there were different smells all day, some of which reminded me of the chicken-processing plant. For several months, the only meat I could eat were bacon bits on my salads.
I am not vegan, and I am not a complete vegetarian, but I do think I can win the Beyonce tickets! I eat eggs, yogurt, and cheese, and I drink milk. I eat fish or shrimp about twice per week, and I will eat bacon bits on salad :-). My doctor says I am a pescetarian. Whatever, I am, I am happy with it. I eat a diet of mostly vegetables and grains. I think my skin is clearer, and I have more energy. I don’t see myself eating meat in the future. While I have made this lifestyle change, no one else in my household has, and it is fine! There will be chicken wings in the super bowls of my husband and children--they would have it no other way! I’m pretty sure I won’t have to share my veggie lasagna--I’ll probably have enough leftover for lunch all next week. :-)
1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
Proverbs 15:17 NIV
Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.
Matthew 15:11 NIV
What goes into someone's mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.
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Have a blessed week!
I am a wife, mother, educator, and author who, between other duties, enjoys writing. My name is actually Kimberly Griffith Massey. In this blog, I will share some sighting of God's light each week.
Author Photo by
Heather G. Rollings, 2017
Cover photo by Carlton Griffith Photography