"Like - what is that peperoni stuff? You seriously want me to eat this?"
I came from a Kentucky fried kind of family. Pot roast and tuna salad. You know - a cross between Southern and Yankee cooking with an emphasis on "our favorite recipes". Repeat daily.
Now I make homemade pizza on a fairly regular basis. And consume it, peperoni and all, with great joy. In fact, my son-in-law introduced me to a delicious dipping sauce for pizza: Ranch Dressing. Yep - a culinary treat!
After the pizza, I got a lot more adventurous in the food department. Between the first slice of pizza and adding a' la Ranch, I also had frog legs and snails.
Frog legs tasted like chicken and they were teeny tiny. Slightly disturbing...
Snails proved that if you put enough butter and garlic on something, it will taste good.
Okay. The snails may have come after the Ranch dressing. Keeping chronological track of culinary adventures is not my strong point.
In fact keeping chronological track of lots of my life adventures is not my strong point. Even though I keep a calendar and a blessing book (kind of like a journal, but listing a daily blessing from God), I still miss writing things down.
See, what happens is, I am strolling around in the middle of life doing my day to day stuff and something happens and I just keep on going. And then a few days/weeks/months/years later, I wonder when that totally awesomely important thing happened. It was so day to day, that I didn't write it down.
For example... you can ask me why I believe Jesus Christ is The Savior and I can tell you. If you ask me when I became a Christian, I can't tell you. Clueless. No Christian I knew back then ever told me to make note of the day I decided to let God run my life. But, frankly, I don't think it's really that big a deal. Seriously - what's more important: following the Lord day by day or knowing the day the journey started?
I'll take the actual journey, thank you. It's been kind of like my first bite of pizza. Taking that first step to follow Jesus, opened my eyes up to all kinds of wonderful incredibly awesome happenings that just keep on happening. Sometimes it's tough and sometimes it's a little scary, but I wouldn't trade this wonderful walk for anything the world has to offer.
*following my Savior close to see what adventure we will have today!*