As regards long sermons, my only defense is that the greatest sermon ever preached, the famed “Sermon on the Mount” preached by Jesus Himself, is three whole chapters long. Not to mention that the book of Acts tells us that Apostle Paul preached so long into the night (Acts 20:9) at Troas that at midnight a young man fell asleep and tumbled out of the balcony!
Regarding my love for chicken, I admit that I have been personally responsible for quite a few chickens entering the ministry! (One bite at a time!) I like to remind everyone that it was actually a rooster who ratted on Simon Peter in the Gospels. And we preachers have all been duty bound ever since to even the score!
But the good folks in my church family know that there is one other food I simply love. I am a Cheetos junkie! Now, I know what the nutritionists all say. Cheetos are bad for you. They have no nutritional value and are full of synthetic and highly-processed ingredients. Apparently, one serving (about 21 individual pieces) has 150 calories and 10 grams of fat, but essentially no positive nutritional value.
But I also know one other thing: Cheetos are just about the best tasting thing on this planet!!! And I hope we get to eat them in Heaven!
Perhaps it was my love for Cheetos that made me notice the following recent headline: “Cheetos Announces Official Name For The Dusty Cheese Residue Left On Your Fingers”. The story, written by Alexandra Deabler, was published January 13, 2020 on www.Fox News.com.
As the headline indicates, the article deals with that cheesy residue we all get on our fingers whenever we eat Cheetos. At issue what to call this residue. Apparently, this has been a topic of discussion since Cheetos were first released way back in 1948.
The good news is that we do not have to worry anymore; because Cheetos has finally given it a name. The dusty-cheese byproduct of eating Cheetos that consumers, for decades, have known as “Cheetos fingers” (a description that even has its own Instagram hashtag) now has an official term: “Cheetle”.
According to a press release from Frito-Lay, "Cheetle" is defined as “that orange and red dust symbolic of true Cheetos fandom”. Henceforth, people might use the term "Cheetle" thusly: “My hands have Cheetle on them,” or, “Did you stain my shirt with Cheetle?”
To celebrate the coining of their new term, Frito-Lay is rolling out a brand-new product covered in Cheetle. For the first time ever, they will offer ready-to-eat popcorn “that has been infused with Cheetle.”
According to Brandi Ray, senior director of marketing for Frito-Lay North America: “We’ve seen the way Cheetos lovers don their red- and orange-dusted fingers like a badge of honor, and we’re always looking for ways to help them step up their snacking game. The only way to truly take popcorn to the next level is to add the iconic Cheetle, the cheesy dust that will entice Cheetos fans to snack on this popcorn all year long.”
Talk about a match made in Heaven! All I can say is “Sign me up!” Breakfast, lunch, and supper!
And yet, if I am to be honest, as much as I love both “Cheetos” and popcorn, I know in my heart that a diet consisting solely of such items would not really be healthy for me. While both of these items taste extremely good, I recognize that they are each to be consumed in moderation, meaning only periodically, and even then, as a snack, but never as a meal.
On those occasions when, viewing a ballgame or some such program, I have foregone a meal and eaten a large bowl of either, I have never really felt satisfied. Even if my appetite has been curbed, I have still felt somewhat of a “blah” feeling inside afterwards. And I know that I would never want to fill up on any such before going out to do a full day of manual labor.
The truth is that we are not designed to subsist of junk food. Rather, our bodies function best when we nurture them with a nutritious balance of genuinely wholesome foodstuffs from the basic groups reflected in the food pyramid. If we eat healthy, we tend to be healthy. And if we do not, we tend not to be.
Of course, what is true for our physical bodies is also true for our souls. We are designed to be nurtured on a steady diet of the Word of God. When we consume both the milk and the meat of God’s word regularly and consistently, we tend to be much healthier spiritually. But when we cheat ourselves and consistently consume only spiritual junk food, we serve merely to weaken ourselves spiritually; and we increasingly lose our effectiveness as followers of Christ.
STORY SOURCE: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/cheetos-name-cheese-dust-residue-fingers-new-snack. The author, Alexandra Deabler, is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.