Friday, January 26, 2024

The First Nudist Camp


Have you visited a nudist camp? Lived in one?

No? Me either.

Yes? What did you think? Did you undress and become part of the society?

I would find it awkward and embarrassing to visit one. And no way would I take off my clothes.  I’d wear layers of garments, a large sombrero, and dark sunglasses. I’d also get out of there ASAP.

Adam and Eve lived in the first nudist camp. Well, actually it was a beautiful garden, but they were both naked and weren’t ashamed by this lack of covering.

They were happy with their condition.

Eve had no laundry to do. No ironing. No shopping for new apparel. No binding bras. No worries about if an outfit was the correct choice, and no fear the shoes would fit or not. She didn’t have a woman to criticize an outfit.

Adam had no neckties to strangle him. No corporate ladder to climb. No decision between boxers or tighty whities. All he did was let it all hang loose.

The first pair of humans lived unadorned and without concerns of any kind. No civil laws to say otherwise.

Can you imagine running through the bushes wild and unrestricted? There were no thorns or stickers on the ground to hurt bare feet.

These two were comfortable with each other. They also enjoyed the variety of animals. Here’s a thought. I suppose dogs didn’t sniff a backside back in those days. If they did, Adam might have wished for a pair of Hanes boxers.

Many people talk to their pets, and sometimes, the animal responds with a bark or a meow.  However, Eve conversed with a snake, and the reptile responded by speaking to her in the same language. Whatever that was. Anyway, they understood each other.

The snake, AKA as Satan, convinced Eve to eat a forbidden fruit, and the newlywed Eve persuaded her hubby to dine with her.

Uh-oh! The situation changed in the blink of an eye.

They looked at each other and simultaneously declared, “You’re naked.”

Freedom ended. Work began. “Quick, let’s make a covering.” They shouted to each other.

The duo gathered fig leaves and sewed them together to hide their bodies.  They lucked out by selecting fig leaves. What if they had chosen poison ivy? Mercy! What an itch that would have been.

Evidently, they didn’t think the fig leaves did a proper job of hiding their brand-new discovery of nakedness. When God came looking for them, they hid behind trees. They weren’t into showing off their new clothes.  But of course, one can’t hide from God.

God had told them not to eat that particular fruit, but they disobeyed, and they suffered consequences.

God provided the proper fashion. He slayed an animal or maybe two of His precious creatures to provide clothes for the pair.  Since the duo only ate fruit and veggies, they must not have been overweight, so perhaps one animal skin provided enough cover for the two of them.

Eve still went braless, so there is that.

God drove them from their perfect home, and they began to work.

This account of the Fall of Man is true and accurate, and I’m sorry all of humanity is born into sin, but I’m grateful we now wear clothes.

Unless you live in a nudist society.  But if you do, don’t send pictures. Thank you in advance.

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

A Healthy New Year


 During the pandemic, the average weight gain for Americans was fifteen pounds. Whoa Nellie! That’s a lot in a short period of time.

The Bible doesn’t talk much about one’s poundage, but Dr. Luke in the New Testament talks about a guy names Zacchaeus. Luke describes him as a short man who climbed a sycamore-fig tree so he could see Jesus. (Luke 19).

In Matthew, chapter 6, Jesus tells us not to worry about what we will eat, drink or wear. However, in this passage, Jesus isn’t giving a diet for food. He’s telling us not to worry.

People did a lot of walking back in Jesus' day. It was the main means of transportation. I doubt many in that era faced the amount of pounds we do today.

But back to fat, unhealthy obesity.  That’s a concern as we start a New Year.

If your goal this year is to become healthier, here are a few suggestions a few friends offered.

I asked a friend how she had lost weight. She responded, “One bite at a time.”  Another one said, “I leave food on my plate.” The third person said, “I never go back for seconds.”

Leave a bite of each food item on the plate, If you have three items, leave three bites and never go back for seconds. This plan simply calls for cutting back on foods you normally eat and enjoy.

This sounds like a good plan to me, and I am going to try it. I gained ten pounds in the last ten months. Why? Probably stress. I like food, and it matters not as to my mental outlook.  I eat when I'm mad, unhappy, glad, depressed, sick, worried...and so on.

Let's strive for health.

And remember: the most important health element is our spiritual health.


·         So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.  1 Corinthians 10:31

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