A few months ago we were talking about the Word of Wisdom and what might be the effects or blessings of really studying it and challenging ourselves to focus on it for 30 days. That was in May, it took us until October to summon up the courage and now we’re on day 3. The best part of our experience so far has been the conversations created. We’re having so much fun talking to our friends both of our faith and other faiths about the WoW.
|Snagged some fresh strawberries from the farmer’s market.|
The Word of Wisdom is found in Section 89 of the Doctrine & Covenants (a volume of LDS scripture). “The Word of Wisdom is a law of health revealed by the Lord for the physical and spiritual benefit of His children. (LDS.org)” You can read the WoW in it’s entirety here.
At the suggestion of many of you we are putting extra emphasis on the DOs of the WoW while still maintaining the don’ts. It’s been trial and error for us and like we said we are only on day 3. We’ve found that it takes some preparation and it’s been helpful to read the WoW each day.
Some of the tenants of the WoW are things that are already in practice in our lives, we don’t drink alcohol or use tobacco. However there are aspects like eating meat sparingly and eating fruits and vegetables of the season that we are learning more about. We decided to refrain from eating meat for 30 days. It’s a little easier for Sista Laurel as she only eats seafood meats, Sista Beehive could use some prayer, but it’s been exciting for both of us as we try new recipes and have fun with fruits and veggies.
We aren’t saying that the WoW prohibits meat, we’re just taking the opportunity to focus a little more on verses 12 & 13:
12 Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly;
13 And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine.
Anyway y’all, so far so good. We’ll keep you posted. And please keep sending tips and recipes they have been helpful!
God is Great,
Sista Beehive & Sista Laurel