Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above,
where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:1-3

Monday, January 26, 2009


I have drunk the only Pepsi I allow myself this day. The heavy glass, sitting on a coaster to the right of my monitor, holds only unappealing watery soda and melting ice cubes. Will I avoid tossing fresh cubes from the freezer into the glass? Will I resist the temptation to open another twelve-ounce bottle? To pour the carbonated, bubbling, foamy beverage on top of and into the current dregs?

I will resist. I must resist.

The white and blue flexi-straw leans away from me.

The glass mocks me.

But I will not give in

. . . to my Precious (visualize Frodo's glaring stare in Mount Doom).


Payton said...

I really loved this post =)
Giving up drinks seems to be the most difficult, to be honest. Coffee-drinkers, alcoholics, and those people who insist on getting 8 glasses of water a day (geez, what is up with them?), all have the exact same problem. No one ever says, "Man, I've really got to cut down on my pancake habit."

Bethany said...

I LOVE it!!! I have given up my habit of eating after 9. I am slowly going to work my way up to 8 -- although after church on Wednesdays, it's hard to not eat because we've been running around. Proud of you.

Clella said...

OF COURSE YOU CAN DO IT!! A stong-willed woman like you :-) Love you Clella

Jean Wise said...

Comparing Pepsi to "my precious" is scary, Johnnie. But you can do it and will feel better after a few days without all that artificial junk in your body. jeanie