Tuesday, August 03, 2021

The Creamed Corn and Liver Nightmare (And Other Stories)

Matthew 24:12 Because of the multiplication of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. Because of the multiplication of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.


For two weeks our local Aldi store has been out of canned corn. Canned corn! In mid-summer! 

Now, they do still have creamed canned corn, but oh Honey, the memories that brings. Suddenly I see me, 15-years-old at the family table, staring at that ugly creamed corn blob upon my plate. I take my spoon, gather a bit of swill creamed corn, swallow it, then swiftly drink water. Repeat.

Similarly, this reminds me of being forced to eat liver back then, also. Oh, that dreadful texture, the thought of liver's icky function. Our occasional liver meals found me silent, hair hanging down, tears trickling as I ate tiny bites.

I enjoyed most all other foods, but gah. Creamed corn and liver tasted so gross that never, (ever!) have I served them in my 42 married years. And shockingly I'm healthy, even though folks/articles swore--without liver-- I'd become a sickly, falling-over, wheezing wimp.


Food shortages! They're here and there and I'm hoping you've stocked-up on foods you eat most. Trust me, I'm grateful for my basement cans of corn, but yeah, if only I'd bought a tad more...

More than ever these days we must live proactively.

Proactive:  creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened.

God has responsibilities, but so do we and once again I'm reminded of all the Christians who've spent hours in food lines because, earlier, after warnings, they placed all responsibility upon God.

Each of us arrived upon Earth specifically for such a time as this evil one, but oh dear! 

What if we choose complacency? 
What if we're not listening, loving, researching, warning, prepping and preparing in all ways for all things? 
What if we're not using our specific God-given gifts right now?
What if our goal is to avoid mankind? To live asleep in pseudo peace? 

Heaven help us.

"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places."   ---Ephesians 6:12

Never forget how subtle satan is. How he can tempt us to procrastinate until it's too late. How he can make bad things appear good. How easily he can put us to sleep when we're needed most to fight.

Not certain of why God sent you here? This may help.


This young woman's beautiful 400 sq. foot apartment seems larger and is so efficient, it made me consider that perhaps Tom and I could live in something this small. 

Perhaps.  :)

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Fear not! Even with all the recent talk of Lockdowns 2.0. 

Again, live a proactive lifestyle, instead, and use wisdom. Tons and tons of wisdom.

Please remember: My posts are always about more than they appear to be. 


 "For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15


BJS said...

Hi Debra, I have also been noticing that certain foods are either missing at the store or the shelves
are of low stock. So, I am going to begin buying a little extra again and restock my shelves. If we aren't
proactive in today's world, I think we are going to be "left behind." If we are proactive, where and when we
can be, I think we then have control in our lives. We need to be able to safely control what we can in our life.
I also agree with you about procrastinating and how satan can quietly sneak into everyday happenings. We must have our eyes and ears open to all that is going on. We must rely, fully, on God.
Have a blessed day! Bev

Pam said...

Oh my, Debra, I remember those liver meals that mom made! About once a month, mom would make it for dinner. Gotta give her credit for trying to make it go down easier, because she'd fry up quite a bit of bacon first, then she floured the liver and fried it in the bacon grease along with sliced onions. She crumbled the bacon on top, but my brother and I could hardly choke it down. I haven't eaten liver in decades, and I sure don't miss it! Thanks for another walk down memory lane. I have to remember to tell my kids about growing up with liver.