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There have been many lessons learned over the years with my granddaughters. Like the time Sophia asked for a banana.

I handed her one and we sat down to read together. She wanted to peel it by herself.

“Your bananas are sweet, Mimi. Delicious”.

Glad she was enjoying it, I continued reading. A few bites later, she shuddered and said, “Ugh”. As I turned to see what was wrong, she stated, “The strings, Mimi. The strings are disgusting. I hate the strings.”

Replying that I did as well, I told her not to eat them, but instead to peel the strings off and put them on the napkin. Then she shared this insight …

“It’s part of the banana, Mimi. Don’t you know that to eat the whole banana, you have to eat the good and the bad? So after my first bite, I eat all the strings and then I only have the good banana left.”

Each time I peel a banana, the conversation floods my thoughts.

It is so easy to praise God, to be thankful even, when everything is going well in life. It gets even easier when good things seem to be coming our way. We can thank Him, praise Him, and worship Him with ease on those days.

But on those days, those “string days” ”“ when life seems a little bitter, not quite what you were hoping for, then gratitude and worship come with a little more difficulty.


I hope you will join me at Woman to Woman Ministries HERE as we turn to look at Job and his first response when devastation hit.


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