The Recipe For Happiness

morning thoughts
Morning thoughts from Pastor Tim
Good Morning!
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

I live in the south and therefore have always eaten southern cooking.
What may seem inedible to some from our northern states are delicacies here in Texas.
Pecan pie is a common as fried chicken.
We don’t eat yams, we eat sweet potatoes also know as sweetaters.
Fried catfish with hushpuppies are served in just about every restaurant and we’re not sure how we like our tea.
We heat it up to make it hot, add ice to make it cold, sugar to make it sweet, and lemon to make it sour.
Coke describes any soft drink whether it’s a Coca-cola, Dr. Pepper, or Pepsi.
But magazines go to everyone throughout the country and inside you’ll find a potpourri of recipes, east coast, west coast, the south, the Midwest, and New England.
I was looking through such a magazine the other day and spied a recipe.
I wondered if anyone really would prepare and eat Cheddar-Pecan Green Bean Casserole with Buttermilk White Sauce. (I mark it off our menu)
That’s not all that I found, Smoked Salmon-Avocado Salad, Golden Carrot-Zucchini Latkes, Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts, or Honey-Ginger Baked Salmon with Jasmine Rice.
Perhaps these foods are delicious but I seriously doubt if any will become a regular part of our household cuisine.
Were more the type that will roast wieners on an outdoor fire, stick it in a bun with cheese, onions, and chili, and wash it down with a coke.
For dessert, we probably won’t mix up a batch of Chocolate Chip-Anise Cookies with Crystallized Ginger.
We’ll dip our Oreo’s in some milk.
Still I’m happy with what we have and I try to live by the verse that says, “Having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.” 1 Tim 6:8
That’s the true recipe for happiness.
Bon Appetit!

One thought on “The Recipe For Happiness

  1. Tim, you forgot that West Coast favorite that would make any true Texan cringe, the Fish Taco, served on a bed of sauted red cabbage! I’m with you on 1 TIM 6:8. Let’s keep the beef!


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