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A Few Good Eggs

I love me a good egg.

I love dipping my toast in a couple almost every morning. I love them over easy, in a salad or whipped in heaping piles atop a lemon meringue pie. I love the way they line up neatly in the carton and stack conveniently in the fridge. I like that you can even put the ground up shells in your compost.

They’re bursting with heart healthy nutrition, low in saturated fat—and have very few calories.

Recent studies reveal a plethora of reasons to include eggs as often as you can in a healthy balanced diet. Turns out they’re not just good for your heart, they’ll help you have the right kind of cholesterol. They contain high quality protein, and all 9 essential amino acids.

They’re good for your eyes, brain, nervous and cardiovascular systems, and are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D.  They lower your risk of breast cancer, promote healthy hair and nails, and may actually help prevent heart attacks, strokes and blood clots.

Not bad for such a humble little powerhouse of provision, who’s had to stand up against a bad rap for so long. They’ve had to fight incredible odds against the barrage of misinformation assaulting their good reputation.

But truth is always truth; and once the air clears and misconceptions are shown to be what they are, truth stands as it had all along. It doesn’t cower to consensus, and it doesn’t blush with shame at the false accusations–it is a pillar planted in the roots of eternity past, present and future by God Himself, who will bring all truth to light in His time.

And in the same way you can’t put a good egg down (pun intended), eventually lies and deception will give way to truth in our own lives.

Sometimes I buckle under the weight of misconceptions, slander and half-truths–thinking it has all obscured me even from God; that He either doesn’t see what I’ve been buried under… or He doesn’t care. But often, in that obscure place He shines the light on my own misplaced motives, judgments and accusations of others–and I wonder if it’s all scrambled eggs from His point of view.

If I fail to see the ‘good’ in those who harm me, am I doing the very thing they have failed to do, as well? What a mixed up carton of eggheads we can be sometimes.

And, from this place of improved perception, I am learning to release, one by one, all the hurtful and damaging things, real… and imagined, maybe–and finding the benefits of a few good eggs in my life is very much worth the weight of any harm done in the process. And the hard shells of past offences?

They make for a richer soil to grow in when I grind them all up and toss them away.

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8 responses

  1. Eggcellent analogy. :-). Love the egg photos. Soft boiled eggs and over easy are two of my favs. Eggs are a wonderous thing. God provides in the most amazing ways – insight and nutrition. Nice post. 🙂

    March 12, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    • Haha–you crack me up! Thanks for the sincere and fun feedback. 🙂

      March 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm

  2. susan

    Once again , you managed to create a life lesson in a plain and simple food. Your the greatest.. and that’s no yolk…. 🙂

    March 12, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    • LOL–life in the breakfast lane. And speaking of breakfast… can’t wait for those muffins. 🙂

      March 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm

  3. My thoughts eggsactly! Now, have you received all the egg puns you ever want to? 😀

    Kidding aside, this was wonderful. Beautifully written, consistent, and Truthful. I did a post on truth vs. Truth recently: http://paulatohlinecalhoun1951.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/so-what-is-truth/

    All the best, and
    Peace enough. . .

    March 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    • Thanks, Paula. I had to google more puns because my imagination was fried, and I’m not eggsaggerating, either. 🙂

      I enjoyed your comments, and the link you shared, as well (though I’m not 100% certain I understood your take, eggsactly).

      March 12, 2011 at 4:20 pm

  4. Eggs are what got me through my candida cleanse diet… though after a few months, I got really sick of having two fried eggs every single morning…
    But I’ve found it helpful to switch from fried, to scrambled, to hard-boiled. Whenever I get sick of one way, I try another. Thankfully, I never actually get sick of eggs themselves, just the way they are cooked. I love eggs! (I despise omlettes, however… I think it’s the veggie/egg mix.)
    I’m glad to have fresh eggs- my in-laws keep chickens. They actually do taste better, surprisingly. I guess that’s because they aren’t so old, and the chickens are well-cared for. I’m no animal rights’ activist, but I find the conditions of many large scale chicken farms to be horrifying.
    Anyway, wow, this was a really long comment, haha

    ps I love the flowers on the bottom of your blog 🙂

    March 14, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    • Hey, Gracie May–so good to hear from you. I know what you mean about the fresh part. My grandparents would get fresh hens from a friend, and they made everything else taste like cardboard. Interesting about the candida cleanse diet, too. And thanks for the feedback about the flowers. I took a bunch of pictures last summer at a local park/lake–and because it was a wet, overcast day, they really turned out nicely.

      March 14, 2011 at 7:27 pm

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