Wednesday, June 27, 2007

From the summer devotional book...

Here's another page from this year's kids' devotional book, Riding a Mountain Railway. Today's page is the one for May 25 and is from the section called "In the Dining Car."

"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones."

Today we are going to learn about a real breakfast recipe from the dining cars of a real train! The railroad was the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, which is also called the C&O Railroad. This is a recipe that was served in the dining cars of the C&O Railroad during the 1950s. The recipe may sound a little bit strange to us, but train passengers in the 1950s enjoyed it. The complete recipe is on this week’s Fun Page if you would like to try making it.

The recipe is called C&O Railroad Jelly Omelette. Have you ever tasted an omelette (also spelled “omelet”)? Probably you have. An omelette is made with beaten eggs, similar to scrambled eggs. The difference is that when making an omelette, you do not stir the eggs as you do when making scrambled eggs. Instead, you lift up the sides of the omelette with a spatula as it cooks. That way, the uncooked eggs flow under the omelette and continue to cook.

For the C&O Jelly Omelette, when the omelette is almost cooked you spread jelly or jam over the top. Then you fold the omelette over. The jam or jelly adds a sweet touch to the omelette.

Our verse talks about something else that can add a sweet touch to life. That something is our words. If our words are kind and nice, they will make life sweeter for those whom we speak with. Mean, angry words are not sweet. But the Bible tells us that kind, pleasant words are an encouragement to others. Not only that, but words that are kind and nice are also pleasing to God. The Bible has much to say about our words. What we say, and how we say it, is very important to God.

* Thank God for His Word which tells us how He wants us to live. Ask Him to help you always speak kind, pleasant words. Ask Him to help you encourage other people with your words.

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