A conversation with a friend today caused me to think of a first-century conversation between Roman ruler, Festus, and the Apostle Paul.
It is recorded that Festus said to Paul, "...your great learning is driving you out of your mind."
Sometimes I feel this way about real food. It seems like the more I read and learn, the more I feel trapped about what I should and shouldn't eat. Sometimes my learning about traditional foods drives me crazy.
When I start to feel discouraged, I remind myself to follow the eighty-twenty principle.
Never heard of it?
Simply it means that 80% of the time I do what I can to give my family nutrient dense foods. The remaining 20% of the time I must remember that life happens. The baby gets sick. The laundry is encroaching on our living space. Guests stay an extended period. And life happens.
We are all given 24-hours in a day. Do what you can to keep nourishing food on the table then relax. Give yourself some grace.
Jesus himself said that "life is more than food."