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IMG_7624“Lessons from My Kitchen:  Part 2”

You may look at that photograph and wonder, “What in the world?”  Well, if you associate with my husband for very long, you’ll discover that he loves to cook, and he purchases lots of kitchen gadgets.

Since he loves to cook, we are often chopping a variety of ingredients that are needed to bring one’s senses to a heightened satisfaction.  If you’ve chopped ingredients often enough, or even just once, you’ll soon realize that you need a sharp knife.  When you cut with a butter, dinner, or dull knife, well…it just won’t “cut it”.  So the gadget pictured is a much needed knife sharpener displayed on our counter.

When I see this knife sharpener a few verses and thoughts come to my mind:

1) “Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade.  That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed.”Ecclesiastes 10:10

I’ve often told my students at school, “Work smarter, not harder”.  When you do anything with wisdom, especially the wisdom from God, you will succeed.

The Message Translation reads this way: “Remember: The duller the ax the harder the work; Use your head: The more brains, the less muscle.” Amen.

2) “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” Proverbs 27:17

Proverbs 27 is chock-full of one-liner-quotes.  Verse 17 reminds me how precious my friends are to me, and how friends keep each other accountable as well.  I hope you have some “sharp” friends.  I know I do.

3) “They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.” Psalms 64:3

People can be downright cruel.  (See “Be Kind…Stop Bullying”.)  We all need to remember to think before we speak.  T –is it True?  H – is it Helpful?  I – is it Inspiring?  N – is it Necessary?  K – is it Kind?

I pray many blessings and much joy for you! Have a wonderful day. – Stephanie

Remember… Look around your kitchen and ponder on what others may say about you.  Turn it into a God lesson.  I hope you stay tuned for more “Lessons from My Kitchen”.



I saw a saying today that I have often used to share with others and also remind myself.  My former pastor, Dr. Ron Churchill, preached a sermon using this same saying probably about ten years or more.  I thought I’d pass it along to you:

Before you speak….T.H.I.N.K.

T – is it true?

H – is it helpful?

I – is it inspiring?

N – is it necessary?

K – is it kind?

James 1:19 says, “Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.”

Ecclesiastes 5:2-6a says, Be careful when you make promises to God. Be careful about what you say to him. Don’t let your feelings cause you to speak too soon. God is in heaven, and you are on the earth. So you need to say only a few things to him. This saying is true:  Bad dreams come from too many worries, and too many words come from the mouth of a fool.  If you make a promise to God, keep your promise. Don’t be slow to do what you promised. God is not happy with fools. Give God what you promised to give him. 5 It is better to promise nothing than to promise something and not be able to do it. 6 So don’t let your words cause you to sin.”

I hope this acronym is beneficial to you too.

Blessings to you!