Paleo, Primal or Creation?


As most of you know, I am always reading about various diets and fitness routines. Lately, I’ve been reading about the Primal Diet which seems to be the Paleo Diet’s first cousin.

Anyway, as I’m reading Mark’s blog I can’t help but think that the Paleo Diet and the Primal Diet are really what I call the Creation or Genesis Diet.  I don’t know if you remember but several months ago, I mentioned that God is a good parent and like any good parent, he prepared for his children before he created them.

If you have been wondering what is the best way to feed your body, you will find it in the first chapter of Genesis.  I’ll even highlight exactly what you need to be eating in bold print!

 11 So God said, “Let the earth sprout [tender] vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit according to (limited to, consistent with) their kind, whose seed is in them upon the earth”; and it was so. 12 The earth sprouted and abundantly produced vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, according to their kind; and God saw that it was good and He affirmed and sustained it. 

20 Then God said, “Let the waters swarm and abundantly produce living creatures, and let birds soar above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.21 God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind; and God saw that it was good and He affirmed and sustained it. 22 And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”

24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to (limited to, consistent with) their kind: livestock, crawling things, and wild animals of the earth according to their kinds”; and it was so [because He had spoken them into creation]. 25 So God made the wild animals of the earth according to their kind, and the cattle according to their kind, and everything that creeps and crawls on the earth according to its kind; and God saw that it was good (pleasing, useful) and He affirmed and sustained it.

020742b5a6a292a140841b988f29f284And that’s exactly how I think we should be eating…..

  • Fruits and veggies – and God saw that it was good and He affirmed and sustained it. 
  • Fish and fowl – and God saw that it was good and He affirmed and sustained it.
  • Livestock & Wild Animals – and God saw that it was good and He affirmed and sustained it.

So whether you want to call it the Creation Diet or the Paleo Diet or the Primal Diet, it’s pretty much the perfect diet for us! I’m just sayin’…….

Something to think about: during this election I keep hearing people say that the Supreme Court is at stake because the next president may choose two or more justices during his time in office. But I’ve never heard anyone say that they pray for the court or it’s justices.

And last but not least, I got to spend a week with my precious grandbabies. Oh my! Liberty is more fun than a barrel of rowdy monkeys and Raelynn is so sweet and cuddly. I’m blessed beyond measure.


unsung_sly_heroshot_1I visited a church this morning that opened with Everyday People by Sly and the Family Stone.  (Click on the link to watch the video or read the lyrics below.)

Sometimes I’m right and I can be wrong
My own beliefs are in my song
The butcher, the banker, the drummer and then
Makes no difference what group I’m in
I am everyday people, yeah, yeah

There is a blue one
Who can’t accept the green one
For living with a fat one
Trying to be a skinny one
Different strokes
For different folks

And so on and so on
And scooby dooby dooby
Oh sha sha
We got to live together

I am no better and neither are you
We are the same, whatever we do
You love me, you hate me, you know me and then
You can’t figure out the bag I’m in
I am everyday people, yeah yeah

There is a long hair
That doesn’t like the short hair
For being such a rich one
That will not help the poor one
Different strokes
For different folks

And so on and so on
And scooby dooby dooby
Oh sha sha
We got to live together

There is a yellow one
That won’t accept the black one
That won’t accept the red one
That won’t accept the white one
Different strokes
For different folks

And so on and so on
And scooby dooby dooby
Oh sha sha
I am everyday people

To put it another way……..

Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.’ This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ These two commands are pegs; everything in God’s Law and the Prophets hangs from them.”




Eating out……

I was offended when restaurants started putting up televisions. At the time, I complained that eating out was about more than not having to cook. Eating out was, is, and always will be a time to enjoy a good meal with people that I love or at least like a whole lot. That means that we spend an exhorbitant amount of time deciding where we will eat and then spend just as long of a time deciding what we will eat.

Once those big decisions are made,  I want to hear about Hank’s day. I like to spend the time we are waiting on our food discovering if there is any place he wants to visit or an adventure he wants to go on. If it seems as if we’ve run out of things to say, I ask him to tell me a story about his childhood. And I want him to ask me questions, tell me how much he loves me, and simply enjoy my company.

Living in PCB, we have friends who come here for vacation and we meet up for dinner. When I’m with them I want to know what’s going on in their lives.

So you can imagine that if televisions in restaurants offended me then I’m totally ticked with cellphones.

And I’m not the only one who feels this way. On Friday, I heard a story about another man who got sick and tired of cellphones in his London Pub. I’ll let you read the story here……

There was a time when people went to bars to talk to other people, maybe even meet someone new. But that was in the BC era — before cellphones.

“I’ve been in the pub industry for a long time, and progressively it’s become less and less social and more and more antisocial,” Steve Tyler, the owner of the Gin Tub in Sussex, England, tells NPR’s Scott Simon.

And that’s bad for business. So Tyler wanted to bring back the conversation, and he did by turning his bar into a Faraday cage — a 19th-century invention that reflects electromagnetic fields and conducts currents around, rather than inside, an enclosure.

He installed copper wire mesh in the bar’s ceiling and tin foil on the walls, effectively blocking cell phone signals from getting into the establishment.

“It’s not military grade,” Tyler says, but “it does its job.”ap07082408205_custom-2cd0611b7144630480663eca9164dd5da04b1c9e-s300-c85

Tyler says that, because it doesn’t send a signal to jam phones, the setup is totally legal. But just in case, the Gin Tub has a sign at its entrance that tells people exactly what they’re getting into: “No Wi-Fi, no signal, just friends.”

A week in, Tyler says that people are loving the change.

“I think I’ve hit a nerve in the world, that I think it’s rude, and I think society has accepted people on their phones in bars and in places where it’s socially unacceptable,” he says.

He hasn’t seen sight of any imitators, but Tyler is confident that his approach — or at least the general idea — will win out.

“I think this is gonna be the new way forward for restaurants and bars and clubs,” he says.

Without phones in their hands, people are no longer drinking in silence but instead talking with each other. Tyler says that’s how bars were intended.

“It’s like Cheers, the TV program, when you walk in everyone knows your name,” Tyler says. “Well, there are no pubs now where everyone knows your name.”

That is, except within the Faraday cage.

cell2bphone2bbasketYou and I probably won’t go into any restaurants or pubs that are blocking wi-fi. But we can choose to leave our phones in the car. Or we can do what Michael Symon does and challenge everyone at the table to play a game with us.  And that game is called…..

Whoever picks up their phone first pays for dinner.