Tasty Tuesday: Don’t eat before drug testing

While I admit to not cooking nearly as much as I would like to for my family, they actually do have a favorite when asked what they’d like me to cook for dinner. They love poppy seedĀ chicken. I don’t use the same recipe each time so I’m not going to take the time to post a recipe here today. There are many varieties on the Internet and I’m sure you could find a lovely picture on Pinterest.

Now, before you chomp into this tasty dish beware that poppy seeds show up as opium in the blood. If for any reason you are being drug tested, do not eat this. It might also be a good reason to trust the person who has prepared your brownies. I’ve heard those can be laced with things that make you very relaxed. And please do not cook with Hemp seed oil prior to being drug tested as this can mimic marijuana.

No, I have never been drug tested, but the handsome fella is subject to random testing for his job. Pro athletes and Olympians are not the only people being drug tested these days. It seems that the FAA would also like to be sure that mechanics working to keep airplanes flying are clear-headed. Thank you FAA!

Now I think I’ll go see what we have to eat. All this talk of poppy seeds and brownies has made me hungry.

Invitation Only

Earlier this week I became involved in a discussion about Facebook and the amount of information one is privy to in their friends lives. This specific discussion centered on the ability to see things that friends and their friends like. One person indicated they would be more careful about what they like from now on. My question is why? Why would it matter if your friends know what you like? One person indicated they felt obligated to say something if their friend liked something they disagreed with. Why? What makes a person the authority over their friends likes and dislikes? Oh sure, I guess if my friends indicated they were fans of crack cocaine I might speak up and try to intervene on their behalf. I would feel a bit obligated to try to help.

Yes, this pondering led me to more questions about my own desires and need to try to intervene in my friends and families lives. What if that isn’t my job? What if I haven’t been invited to give input? I may think I have some really good advice but if I haven’t been invited to give it, maybe I’m meddling in something that isn’t mine to be meddling in. Maybe I’m meddling in something I don’t really know all of the details about. Maybe I’m meddling into something God is doing and very capable of handling without my intervention.

God has invited me to be a part of plenty of things He has going on in his Kingdom. Maybe I should start focusing on those invitations and stop trying to crash the party in things I haven’t been invited to. I wonder how much more relaxing and peaceful life would be if we all did that. I wonder how much faster God would get things worked out in people’s lives if we all just accepted the invitations He has given us and left the rest in His hands.

I think I’ll go ponder some of the invitations He has given me that I need to respond to….and make sure I don’t have any friends who like crack.