What's with calling it "THAT" you may ask? After all, aren't holiday's supposed to be filled with family, fun and fellowship?
"THAT" time of year is a panic attack waiting to happy for most dieters and healthy lifestyle goers. "THAT" time of year is when all the family and friends gather around for organized social events with an alter of none other than FOOD.
OH YES, "THAT" time of year is when the counters and stove top become invaded but homemade recipes, Momma's mac n' cheese, Dad's BBQ ribs, Grandma's potato salad and Aunt Fran's sinful peach cobbler. "THAT" time of year is when your best friend, Mom, girlfriend or sister wants you to "just try a little bite," of her NEW recipe made with looooove. For those of you who may not know, "LOOOOOOOVE" typically consists of butter, sugar, cream or LOTS of all of the above. :)
Are you scared yet? You SHOULDN'T be! Holidays can be mastered with will-power and careful preparation. I'm the last person who's gonna tell ya, NOPE, don't touch your Gma's apple pie that only comes out for the 4th of July party and is then retired until the next year (well, unless maybe you're a diabetic). I'm sure you've all heard this by now "Everything in moderation." I don't know that I 100% agree with that statement because who defines "moderation?" If you used to eat 5 pieces and now you're down to 2 1/2 YOU may call it moderation...but that's for another post.
“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!”
I hope everyone has an amazing 4th of July weekend that is filled with family, fun and fellowship. I hope you are all prepared for the food choices you'll make at your celebrations. I pray you are filled with JOY in your hearts as you rejoice over the FREEDOM we have in this country as Americans and rejoice moreso if you've found that FREEDOM is offered through Christ. Remember our soldier's fighting for our country and pray for our brothers & sister's in chains who are held captive in foreign countries for sharing their faith.
Verse of the Day:
Galatians 5:1 (NIV)
"It is for FREEDOM that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."