Monday, August 6, 2012


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. 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!


  1. I'm with you; I couldn't do a fast like this; I need my protein. My son had a friend who "juiced" and lost a lot of weight; son thought that would be cool to do so we helped him buy a juicer; he "juiced" for about a month, still eating regular food but would make juice to drink to supplement his diet. Now the juicer sits on the counter unused; so I'm no help. Good luck with it!


  2. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1: 2-4

    The Lord will bless the love that you are showing to your husband by supporting him, by going alongside of him - Ezer kenegdo. So, I think you are wonderful to take on this trial and I think the Lord will be with you (Joshua 1:9) and you will emerge somehow blessed. Maybe hungry, (I don't know because I do not have the will power to go more than 4 hours without solid food), but definitely blessed. Stay the course! You can do it! One sip at a time, for sure. Sufficient unto this day is the evil therof. Matthew 6:34 LOL! (Really, try to do a lot of laughing during this fast. It might help.)


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