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Monthly Message
July  2014


Amongst the many things I have yet to understand, is why the holiday special magazines are full of pre holiday diets? By the time we are on holiday and reading our 'holiday special' magazine itís too late to worry about the diet! Why do doctors always tell you that the food you love is bad for you? I have yet to be told not to eat so much celery or lettuce but I live in hope. Why did God put so many more yummy calories in cake than in cucumber and when is he going to switch them round? I had thought that, while the bible has lots of excellent advice, on many things, including diets, it could not help. Howeve,r I came across this poem, very loosely based on the 23rd Psalm sent to me along time ago by a friend, sadly no longer with us, but her faith and wisdom live on.

A Psalm for those on a diet

Strict is my diet.

I must not want.

It maketh me to lie down at night hungry.

It leadeth me past the confectioners.

It trieth my will power.

It leadeth me in the paths of abstinence for my figure's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the aisles of the pastry department, I will buy no custards, for they are fattening.

The cakes and pies, they tempt me.

Thou preparedst a table before me with green beans and lettuce

It filleth my stomach with fluids.

Surely calories and weight charts

will follow me all the days of my life

and I will dwell in fear of the scales forever.


Whatever you may try of the local cuisine on your holiday, may you enjoy the wonder of God's variety.

Hope you enjoy the summer

Best wishes

Jackie Hall



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