Tossed Salad

This morning I got my morning routine going. Alarm, Shower-n-Shave, make my lunch, and then breakfast!

Most of the routine was “normal”. Then I started making my lunch…

Lunch, normally is a salad. I have (in my opinion) mastered the art of salad making. A handful of Spinach, some diced Tomatoes, a stick of Celery, 5 small Red & Orange Peppers, 1/3 of Cucumber, a couple slices of Smoked Ham, a dusting of Parmesan Cheese, a drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and a splash of Balsamic Vinegar. Then 4 or 5 sprinkles of crushed Red Pepper!

A salad made in Heaven, well Tennessee…LOL!

I typically chop and dice everything on a plate. Put my Spinach in the square Rubbermaid bowl, then combine the contents of the plate into the bowl. As I was chopping the Red & Orange Peppers – around an already full plate of other diced veggies – I put a little too much pressure on the edge of the plate. 2/3 of the content of the plate…right to the floor!

I didn’t cuss, I didn’t erupt, I didn’t even gasp. I paused, gathered the “tossed” salad into a pile, put it down the disposal, washed the kitchen floor, and started again, putting each ingredient into the bowl, so as not to repeat my blunder!

2nd attempt – SUCCESSFUL! I cannot wait for lunch today!

As I sat to eat my breakfast, I began to replay the mornings mishap, and I asked God, “Why?” As I sat in silence, the scriptures began to speak to me…

1 Peter 5:6&7 (NIV), “6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Just like my tossed salad this morning, I want to encourage you to “TOSS” your anxiety on Jesus, because he CARES for YOU!!!! 

The word “CAST” in 1 Peter 5:7, literally and figuratively means to throw upon, toss to, give away quickly – I think you get the picture!

Give Him your anxiety today! 

Give Him the mishaps today!

Give Him the “I can’t believe that just happened to me” moments today!

Give Him all of you today!


He cares for YOU!

So, go make yourself a salad, put all the things in it, and enjoy the masterpiece you created. And the Master will enjoy caring for you today!