Starving For Eggs


Yesterday I came home early from work and began helping Nadine put on the finishing touches to our Christmas decorations before our Bible a study group came over.  Personalized ornaments on our Christmas tree.  Putting up garland on the fireplace mantal wrapped around stocking hangers. Placing 9 stockings on the hangers for each family member.  Hammering in the stabilizing pegs for the lighted reindeer in our bush out front.  Putting the empty boxes in the garage.  Arranging our three manger scenes in their places.  You get the picture.  There was a lot to do before 10 of our friends converged for soup and salad supper and fellowship time.

It was during this preparation time that Victoria, my daughter and her two kids, came over to get a printer for her college project that was due the next day.  Brayden came over to me while I was in the kitchen and said, “I’m starving for eggs and bacon!!!”  My initial thought was, “I don’t have time for this.  Maybe if I ignore him he will forget his hunger.”  But no, he became more insistent and determined to get his hunger pangs satisfied.  I told him we didn’t have bacon but that didn’t deter him and said he was starving for eggs.  What could I do but take care of my grandson and that’s what I did.  He ate 3 cheesy eggs and left the counter satisfied.

It reminds me of one of the beatitudes in Matthew 5 where it says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness,

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About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.
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