Wednesday’s W is a WORD

I find it interesting that we use food related WORDS for so many of life’s experiences—things are bitter or sweet, we are starving for affection or content like a weaned child, the evening was exquisite, a movie can be spicy and baby cheeks are delectable

I like the word DELICIOUS–de·li·cious–[dih-lish-uhs].

Delicious means “tasty, luscious, appetizing, scrumptious, delectable, mouth-watering… highly pleasing to the senses, especially to taste or smell, like a delicious dinner or aroma; delightful, like a delicious sense of humor.”

I have a delicious life.

But that’s a pretty generic statement—not fair when we are trying to live out loud.  So I will be more specific today about the delicious in my life:

I have a delicious husband.

He always makes me want another bite of life with him, like a spoonful of cheesecake in my mouth that always says “more” right after I swallow it. Time spent with him feels just right, satisfying down to my toes.  Delectable. Exquisite.

But life with my husband is delicious even when it doesn’t taste very good.

And that is a tribute to him as a man of God.

He is steady as a rock in the good and the bad that the days offer. He is not afraid to cry in the sad times, but I never saw him drown in sadness.  He knows how to enjoy the lovelies without going overboard.  He chooses well, and kindness is behind most of his decisions.  Selfless.  Merciful.  Funny.

Delicious.

What or who is delicious in your life?  Let’s hear it!

 

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10 comments

  1. Books are delicious. When I am hungry to learn I can read a book, and when I am starving to escape, I can read a book. If I need food for the soul, I can read a book and when I need a bit of spice in my life I can read a book. There is a book for every emotion, like a good song, books know how to heal my soul. Some of my best friends, mentors or idols are characters in books. Ask me to describe a perfect night and it would be a good book, a fire in the fireplace with the wind howling outside and the cat in my lap. Depending on the book, a cup of cocoa or a glass of good red wine. With out a book I would be forever hungry, never satisfied and my soul would die of malnutrition! Books aren’t just delicious. There is no word to describe them!

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    • I have to agree with you totally, Steph! Books have a way of getting deep into us down to our toes and each book that I really read has changed me. Delicious indeed–in which each bite says “more!”

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  2. I am going to start by just saying “ditto” about my delicious husband too! I feel so blessed and the growing, learning and loving hasn’t stopped even after 21 years.
    I also have a delicious job that give me the flexibility to be a mom friend and use my skills and knowledge in the workforce.

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  3. My whole life is delicious…I have grown to treat each day as a delicatessen …it is so very rich…Life is a smorgasbord…it is ours for the taking…even when the cookies are burnt…it is through these imperfections that I continue to grow…

    I have two amazing children…so very different…each unique…but perfect in their own ways…

    I am blessed with a man who loves me just as I am…even if the cake is a little lopsided ;o)

    I live out in the country…surrounded by all the beauty nature can provide…I get the sights, sounds, and smells of life happening all around me…

    And most importantly…I am a child of God…He places this bounty upon me…for me…how sweet it is…there is no greater chef in my life!

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  4. My God is delicious.
    He bids me to come and drink from the well that will cause me to never thirst again.

    His fruit is like vine ripened local produce that has the perfect amount of growing season and rain…and has no bitter after taste and leaves me wanting more of Him.

    He is the Bread of Life and I know all I need is in Him.
    hmmmm. Taste and see that the Lord is good!!

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