BACON DAY

TL 12-30 BACON DAY

12-30 BACON, EGGS & COFFEE

We plan, we toil, we suffer – in the hope of what?  A camel-load of idol’s eyes?  The title deeds of Radio City?  The empire of Asia?  A trip to the moon?  No, no, no, no.  Simply to wake just in time to smell coffee and bacon and eggs.  – J.B. Priestly

There are bad words that begin with the letter B.  We won’t be reviewing those here – I’ll not waste time, gray matter or space to dignify those words.  I will, however, let you know one word that starts with B that will make you smile and want to heat up the skillet – BACON!!!

Today is BACON DAY!  Did you know bacon had a special day?  Well – it does!  Most Americans feel downright patriotic about bacon!

What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?  – Lin Yutang

We don’t eat a lot of bacon since my husband had a heart attack a few years ago, but once in a while we use common sense and moderation with some foods, bacon being one of them.  Through the years I have seen some pretty weird things that have a bacon scent, such as:

 CANDLES

AIR FRESHENERS FOR CARS

TOOTHPASTE

ADHESIVE BANDAGES

SOAP…

just to name a few! 

There’s just something about the smell of bacon, isn’t there?  Oh – and have you seen the DIET COKE WITH BACON, or the BACON FLAVORED TOOTHPICKS?  If you can come up with a product that smells or tastes like bacon, you have a hit on your hands for sure!

Here is a Bacon Day Q & A:

Wasn’t that helpful and informative?  So what will you do to celebrate Bacon Day?  I thought of writing a poem, but all I heard was the sound of crickets in my head – so I just took a nap instead.  I was going to ask my friend Lucinda to write a poem about bacon, but I was afraid she would call the Wichita chapter of the men in the white coats to come and take me away.  I’m just kidding, she wouldn’t do that.

I did find this…

Wow – he’s really passionate about his bacon, eh? I think Lucinda and I should recite our poetry with bongo drums.  LOL!

And yeah – there’s a song about makin’ bacon pancakes.  Hee hee (hiccup – oh, sorry!)  Not bad manners, just good bacon…  😉

Well, I know that fried bacon is a temptation all by itself, but I like this recipe:

 http://youtu.be/Zg3HkXaKm0s

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It’s not too late to order your copy of Lucinda Berry Hill’s new devotional book!  Everybody needs a new devotional book to begin this new year, right?

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Click on the link below to get your copy!

http://bookstore.westbowpress.com/Products/SKU-000952694/A-Second-Cup-with-Jesus.aspx 

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A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

TL A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART (15)WISTERIA

I don’t suffer from seasonal allergies, so the sights and sounds and scents of spring fill me with joy!  My heart goes out to those who have to enjoy spring with a spade in one hand and a Kleenex box in the other!

I love wisteria, or is it spelled with an “a”? Experts at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden maintain the plant was named to honor Caspar Wistar (1761-1818), an American physician and teacher from the University of Pennsylvania responsible for writing the first anatomy textbook. When the name of Wisteria was put into the book it was incorrectly transcribed.

The spelling is of little importance when standing under the canopy in awe of the visual beauty and stunning fragrance.

Aside from the amazing scent and unique appearance of wisteria, the heartiness of this vine is like no other. When other plants are fading fast in the Kansas heat, the wisteria stays strong and beautiful throughout the season.

One of my favorite authors, Beth Hoffman, talks about the strength of wisteria:

Wisteria is my favorite flowering vine. Do you know why? I shook my head, ‘No ma’am.’ ‘Because it’s strong — just like me.’ – Beth Hoffman, Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt

Wouldn’t we all like to have all of those qualities? The strength of wood-like vines, a sweet scent and such beauty?

In Christ we can definitely have strength and assurance while showing sweetness in our attitude and be beautiful and Christ-like in our behavior.

The Lord is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation; He is my God, and I will prepare Him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt Him. – Exodus 15:2

THE CANOPY

The strength of wisteria in a canopy also reminds me that the strength of God covers us throughout our lives. His strength is perfect when our strength is waning. ❤