Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Purpose of this Blog

"Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. One man's faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not, and the man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him. Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand...

"Therefore, let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way. As one who is in the Lord Jesus, I am fully convinced that no food is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean. If your brother is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy your brother for whom Christ died. Do not allow what you consider good to be spoken of as evil. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness, joy, and peace in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.

"Therefore, let us make every effort to do what leads to peace and mutual edification. Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food." Romans 14

The purpose of this blog:
1. Bring glory to God by serving Jesus.
2. Speak love - not judgment - to unify the body of Christ.
3. Offer practical tips and recipes for healthy eating.

There are many believers who eat healthy and sit in judgment on those who don't. Although they often claim to be accepting, the reality for many is quite different. (I've been among them.) There are also believers sitting in judgment on those who eat healthy, thinking that it's a waste of time and money when there are eternal matters at stake. This, too, often goes unspoken.

Both of these attitudes lead to disunity in the Church. That's why I want to make it very clear that this blog is not about telling people what they "should" eat. This blog is for the person who is curious about healthy eating or would like some new recipes.

Reasons we eat an organic, whole foods diet:
1. Relief from previous health issues.
2. Decreased illness and length/severity of illness.
3. Less time at the doctor's office.
4. Increased self-control in other areas.
5. Decreased risk of disease and cancer.
6. Free from sugar addiction.

The danger that it poses though is becoming legalistic or conceited about healthy eating. I must always keep this in check. I would rather eat a piece of cake made of white flour, sugar, and vegetable oil than cause someone to misunderstand Jesus.

I do not love health; I love Jesus. I want to make wise decisions for my family, while at the same time loving people to Jesus by accepting them just as they are - healthy or not.


  1. I'm very glad that you started this blog. I think that Jesus will be glorified through it. I will continue to pray that you stay on His path with this blog.

    BTW - Any cookbook suggestions? I have Feeding the Whole Family by Cynthia Lair, but my husband is more of a meat and potatoes kind of guy. Hopefully you'll have a post on that. ;)

  2. I am glad you started this blog! I have been trying to replace many of the foods our family eats with healthier alternatives. It is hard to convince my husband sometimes that these things are better for us though.

    I would also love to hear some other tips (specific food and recipes) that you use. What books or cookbooks do you recommend?

    I agree that healthy eating can be something that easily leads to legalism. Your prespective seems very healthy and edifying to God. I pray that God would bless you and others through this blog.