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Melody is a wife to Michael and mother to Emily, Isaac and Mackenzie who calls Chattanooga home these days.She blogs about ordinary life with Psalm 119:57&8 in mind.

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  1. Oh, how the Father must have delighted in your delight of what He has made! I love sweets — and am known to whip up choc chip cookies when we are out of dessert! I love how God continues to lead us toward beautiful discoveries — things He knows we love and letting us discover them! Love this! Thank you. ~ Jennifer

  2. Thank you for your honesty, Melody. Your struggles are so very real to most of us, and really, to all of us in that we run to things to satisfy our void… ultimately things that will destroy. I recently heard someone say that anything we run to for deliverance or protection – other than our Lord – will become an addiction. I can’t stop thinking about these words.

    God’s blessings to you as you look to Him to satisfy every part of your heart.

    Christan

  3. Yes, He takes the sour of life and makes the sweet. I love posts about how our past knits into our future and our knowledge of how He sees us all and loves us all!
    And how true. . . we can only run to God for our deliverance and protection. .nothing else satisfies.
    Beautiful words.

  4. Oh.My.Goodness. I could have written this myself! This is my (food) life over the past few months…I can’t stop eating grapefruit (3-4 on some days)! They are SO delicious…and, I too, sprinkle them with a little sugar! SO very good! Sadly, they are becoming very sparse here in my part of Indiana…so feel free to mail me some:) Thank you for saying exactly what I was thinking!

    • I would send some your way, but Tennessee is not doing much better at this point. I guess we’ll have to wait a few months! 🙂 md

  5. Melody,

    I lived in Tampa for 20 years. For some unknown reason I don’t care for any citrus fruits.

    It has become easy for me to pass up sweets, except dark chocolate. With God ALL things are possible, even giving up the tempting foods we shouldn’t eat!

  6. I absolutely LOVE grapefruit, and I eat it without sugar even! I love the tangy taste.

    If you want yours just slightly sweetened, Costco sells individual servings of already peeled and sectioned grapefruit packed in white grape juice. It’s also quite good and very portable.

  7. May I suggest a little Splenda on your grapefruit!!??:):) Then it is totally guilt free! I have been eating anything that isn’t nailed down lately, don’t now what the heck is going on??? XO, Pinky

  8. As I was reading this I kept thinking, “me too!!” I went through a health condition a couple years ago, and my doctors told me I would have to drastically reduce my sugar intake. I was literally a dessert addict! I would eat the healthiest dinner and then indulge in two brownies or cookies or anything yummy to make my meal “complete.” But when I was sick I even had to cut out fruits that were high in sugar.

    Grapefruit saved the day! I ate it everyday and it became my new favorite dessert or sweet morning breakfast. It’s funny how God uses such a beautiful and delicious fruit to touch so many people.