just over a month ago my husband came home from work and announced that he was no longer going to be eating meat. so i have had to make a lot of changes in the way i do things.
now...i am not by nature an overly submissive woman. i have always had a bit of a stubborn streak. but God prepared me for this one. a few weeks before my husband made his decision, i was at a meeting and one of the ladies there said she had been a vegetarian for 2 years by her husband's decision. i laughed out loud and said 'the day my husband tells me we are going to be vegetarians i would cook a huge steak!'
on my way home i realized...that probably isn't a good response. a 'wife of noble character' would be gracious and support her husband. a grateful woman would choose to look at it as an opportunity to learn new recipes. you know...heaven forbid he take better care of himself...and maybe i'll even lose some of this 'baby weight' if i join him.
so...he came home and didn't ask me to give up meat (he knows better). he just told me that he was going to change his diet.
so...that is how all this started. now we are starting a 10 day juice fast. i am sitting here staring at the sediment in my fresh apple juice...and i'm not real sure if i'm going to be able to handle this. but...one sip at a time...right?
i know there are a million verses (phil 4:13 comes to mind) to encourage me in this...and i know the story of daniel will be a great study for me...but i'm still not feeling super confident.
so? any ideas? recipes? scriptures? encouragement? i'll take all i can get!