Baby Barley Farts


Okay, yes I’m going to talk about them today. It’s cold out, 19 degrees here in Montana, so I bring out the crock pot for some homemade beef barley soup. Before long, there are mini-trombone blasts jetting us around the house. We’re ducking for cover, looking for ventilation, or a fan…anything. Even the baby boy is giggling over his new verbosity. Farts, or rather toots, passing gas, fluffies, and/or smellies, come from trapped air inside our colon. Barley, because of its high fiber content, causes a more frequent occurrence of them just like beans and coniferous vegetables.

From what I hear, fiber is very good for us. The more you eat the less this concerto of front row flatulents will happen. Fiber has hundreds of hidden talents and blessings for us if we’d just eat it more often. If I’m getting the point, we need to put more barley into our diet before these will calm down to an occasional tuba blast. We’re heading up on Thanksgiving. The family gathers for a four-man band and we’re talking professional seat-splitters here. What does this have to do with anything?

The Word of God is like mental fiber.

It’s very good for our minds, but sometimes we hear something that we don’t want to hear and that trapped hot-air makes our attitude stink. The truth hits a pocket of pride in our hearts. We don’t want to change our thinking to align with the Word on a subject, so we just keep opening our mouths and out comes another stinky heart fart. A warning to all those with stinky heart farts. They smell. They leave behind a fog in the air. People dive for cover and go running for some fresh positive perspective.

Some people are as predictable as barley. They allow one wounded area sacrifice their whole life. They say that our temper gets us in trouble, but our pride keeps us there. What benefits are we sacrificing by not going to God with our whole heart?

“Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord:” Lamentations 2:19a

Clean it out. Clean out all that error, pride and inflated ego. We don’t come equipped to “know-it-all,” otherwise why would God have to give us word-of-wisdom, word-of-knowledge and the voluminous instruction in the Bible. The great thing with the Word is that the more you put in your mind the better your attitude is. So today, I give you this.

The Word of God is like barley.

The more you eat

the better you feel

so have some Word of God

at every meal.

God Bless You Today!

A laugh just for you. 🙂

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