Character Meals

A bachelor made it his practice to have a special breakfast every Saturday morning by dining on a meal he called “deluxe Italian cheese toast.” He found his warmed over Friday night pizza was much more palatable that way.

What you call your food can make a difference. For example, some families practice having a “character meal” once a week. It’s a very simple and inexpensive meal of only one item and water to drink. This meal saves money but it also saves time. Having rice, beans, or soup means only one pot to clean up, less time deciding what to have, and everyone being served quickly.

A character meal is also good for the character it develops in those who partake of it. Scripture gives parents many commands to shape the character of their children. That includes teaching them to eat whatever they’re given without being catered to. That’s what makes “character meals” a great way to redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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