Tuesday 21 June 2022

Choose crunchy ... or smooth

I have mentioned before that I like peanut butter. I spread it on toast and then put some raisins on top and another slice of toast. Tasty with a strong cup of sugarless black coffee.

My problem is that I cannot choose between crunchy peanut butter, or smooth peanut butter. Many a time I stood there in the supermarket crying trying to make a choice. Often, an attendant comes to console me, (I like the female attendants best), and I let them choose for me.

I could, of course, buy one jar of each type; but I think this is extravagant and so greedy. So I buy one jar a week.

Life these days are full of choices which add to our confusion. Have you noticed how many kinds and brands of toothpastes there are? Or fresh bread - our supermarket has at least 100 kinds of fresh loaves; and that's not counting the pre-sliced bread, and buns and other types. It's the same with pizzas, wines, soaps and so on.

Too many choices just to confuse us.

Some choices, however, are more important than others. Vital even for our well-being and our lives.

Like believing in God; or not.

Trusting God; or not.

Believing in Jesus as God's only Son; or not.

Believing there is an eternal life after we all die; or believing it is the end. Nothing else. Finito. La Fin.

I think some people need to make some very serious choices before it is too late.


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    1. I agree ... but only for this week.

      God bless, Tom.

  2. Firstly let me put my dietitians hat on...
    Peanut butter is a good source of protein that can
    promote the feeling of fullness and result in fat loss..
    It may also reduce your appetite and help you consume
    limited calories..
    This will help you lose weight...!
    And 100grams of Peanut butter contains 588 calories!

    I don't have any problems with choices or any confusion
    in the choices in my life..if l need or want something, !
    acquire it..if l need two, l acquire it, if l need three......!
    And so on..!
    I shop at Lidl..It's a great place, and l love it..though
    l have to go to Morrisons to buy my large Tiger bread,
    because Lidl don't sell them, they sell half loaves of Tiger
    bread at 69p where as, l can buy two large Tiger
    bread at Morrisons for 99p~£1 each...remember l'm
    a professional shopper..!

    And Yes! I believe in God...Up to a point..it's my choice,
    no one elses..l have asked many learned men..priests,
    bishops..etc..and none of them can convince me, 100%
    and answer my questions truthfully and honestly..!
    These people love quoting from the bible, which has
    nothing to do with the question l'm seeking an answer
    to..because..they don't know the answer to the question
    l'm asking...! So they are just as confused as the rest of
    us..! :(.

    And Victor...If l was you, l'd buy a good home made jar
    of jam..The cost of peanut butter..anything from £10~£20,
    l certainly don't think so..
    If it was me l'd be crying at the price of it..not the choice! :). .

    1. We're all intrigued at this question(s) that cannot be answered.

      £10 for a jar of peanut butter? Try Lidl !!!

      God bless.

    2. !kg of Peanut Butter at Lidl.....£5...

      Manufacturers and retailers are well aware that lots of people just aren't willing to live without their nutty fix, which is precisely why peanut butter can often cost so much.....!

  3. the crunchier the better. absolutely!

  4. I completely agree with you. TOO many CHOICES, except for my soul. I like that real ONE choice..... You said it right.... ;-)

    1. Whether or not to follow God's commandments is the most important decision we have to make.

      God bless, Jack.

  5. I like my life to be nice and smooth just like my peanut butter but unfortunately things can get cruncher. Choices, whatever you choose has consequences so make the right one.

    1. Choices made now can sometimes not be reversed. I'll buy marmalade instead. Orange? Lime? Ginger? Thin cut? Thick cut?

      God bless, Bill.

  6. I use sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter on my toast, then top it with a layer of sunflower seeds for crunch.

    1. I'll try that. Also almond butter.

      God bless, Kathy.

  7. Super analogy, Victor! We've become so spoiled by excess. Thankfully, there's but one choice when it comes to where I want to spend eternity.

    1. The sad thing, Mevely, is that many people do not even consider that choice. I know many who do not believe in eternity, or in anything after death. No wonder the world has become so materialistic.

      "Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow ..."

      God bless, Mevely.

  8. Dearest Victor,
    Always go for the No Salt Added Crunchy Almond Butter...😉 at our Trader Joe's.
    Yes, we better check off the latter in your story and get real serious about our final destination. Making sure we EARNED our Residence for Heaven!!!

    1. Choosing our final destination is the most important decision we'll ever make.

      God bless, Mariette.

  9. I like smooth peanut butter and it has to be Jif. Love it on toast!!

    1. We don't have that brand over here.

      God bless, Happyone.

  10. Some choices are easy, like i don't have enough faith to be an atheist.

  11. Sometimes the easiest choices are the most important ones to make. God makes logical sense to me. “As for me and my house we will choose The Lord. If it is peanut butter, I will eat it no matter if it is crunchy or smooth. God bless.

    1. Choosing God is the logical and right choice.

      God bless, Nells.



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