Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Remember when kale was for decorative purposes only?
When I was younger, kale was only found in deli cases as that curly green border between cold cuts and salads, or in a restaurant, on your plate as a garnish. No one actually ATE kale. I'm pretty sure it was grown simply for garnishing and decorating.
Then it became a "superfood." (Was the word, "superfood," even a word before kale become one?) Suddenly, everyone wanted kale. People raved on their Facebook posts about how they made homemade kale chips. I tried to understand, but I felt like a six year old kid missing the punchline of an adult-themed joke. Yummy and kale just didn't seem to go together for me. Chips and kale most certainly didn't.
Until I decided to start eating healthy.
I buy kale now.
That's right. I said I buy kale. I didn't say I eat it.
I try to hide it among the romaine lettuce in my salad, but I still know it's there. I add it to soups that already have plenty of other ingredients in it. I put it in my nutritional shake so that I don't have to physically eat it. It may be good for you, but I still don't like it. It's bitter.
The thing is, I know it's really good for me, so I eat it. And I'm actually beginning to like it.
My bible is a lot like kale.
I'm sharing the rest of my story today over at Counting My Blessings. I hope you'll join me over there, and say hello to our hostess, Deb Wolf. It's only a click away.
Blessing Along the Path,
Deb and I will be joining some of these link-up parties this week