A few days ago, I was sitting across from Kim, the most amazing nail tech, who has done my nails for the past ten years. And, she gasps, “What is that on your arm? I’ve never seen it before. You need to get that looked at!”
I had no idea what she was talking about so I asked her.
“A mole,” she said, “it’s just come up in the last two weeks because I know I have never seen it before.”
She, then, took my free hand and dragged my finger across the top of the tiny bumpy mass.
My friend Karen gave me a bag of chocolate covered almonds this weekend and I admit, they are almost gone! I can’t help it! Well, actually, I can help it. I just don’t want to! You know how it goes; you eat one, you want another. Eating one doesn’t satisfy; it just makes me crave one more!
I need chocolate. I admit it. I may be an addict. So, in an attempt to justify my obsession with dark chocolate, I did some reading on medical websites.
Gratefully, I discovered that the over 300 chemicals that compose chocolate have numerous and varied effects on our bodies through the nervous system.
So, here’s my attempt at summarizing what I learned:
I’m sharing some Chocolate Recipes, and I would love to share yours with the world of Missing Pieces, and beyond.
Those of you who know me well, know there is nothing that melts my taste buds more than sinking my teeth into a piece of dark chocolate. In fact, you could dip just about anything in dark chocolate, and I would eat it – and I’m not kidding!
Just like chocolate sends my taste buds into overload, life sometimes send us into overload. As Forrest Gump would say, “Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get.”
See the box of chocolates above. It’s on the delicious-looking back cover of my newest Bible study – Missing Pieces: Real Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense. Yummy looking, huh?
While the chocolate in the picture, doesn’t have a lot of substance, I can assure you the Bible Study does.
But just for fun, let’s share some Chocolate Recipes.
This summer, we’re hoping to head to the beach. But before we arrive, I will have already spent quite a bit of time underwater because of the book I’m enjoying this month.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel published in 1870 by French writer Jules Verne. The novel is set in the mid-nineteenth century where a French professor and his two companions, who are trapped aboard a fantastic submarine as prisoners of Captain Nemo, come face to face with exotic ocean creatures and strange sights hidden from the world.I laughed, was mesmerized and even learned a thing or two from this brilliant man and his pen. I admit, I did get lost in the classifying sometimes, but I loved reading about all the different underwater cultures the Nautilus encountered. Several years ago, I loved reading The Mysterious Island, the sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues, so I dived into the sea adventures out of order!But again, I was charmed by Verne’s characters. They are gentle, wise and intriguing. Give this book a taste test-but I warn you, the classification lists can go on and on. Just skim those and keep reading!