Jesus and Dark Chocolate???

I have such an addiction to dark chocolate lately, does anyone else love this stuff? Just last night we had a girls fun night for the “Girls Alive” class I teach at church, we had a chocolate fountain for the girls to dip strawberries and other fruit in. Since I am the teacher I had to act mature and not look like a pig, but may the truth be told, I really just wanted to stick my tongue out under that fountain and lap up the dark chocolate like a dog!!! Don’t worry I displayed some degree of maturity, but I did sneak upstairs while the girls were having their nails done, dipped several strawberries in that divine, flowing chocolate and stuffed my face. Do you see my problem with this stuff!! πŸ˜‰

Ever since I first heard word that dark chocolate could be good for you….I pursued the claim with a passion. I read about it on different internet sites, I sampled different types of dark chocolate, I read about antioxidants, I sampled more dark chocolate….read more, ate more….you get the idea.Β  This is great I thought to myself, it tastes so good and it is good for you…..amazing.

But then one day it occured to me….do I express the same passion and penchant for the Lord that I do for dark chocolate.Β  I realize dark chocolate is truly just a frivilous treat. However, after giving it some thought I realized the answer was probably no. So many things of this world cloud my vision and passion for serving the Lord. Dark chocolate just got me thinking, but there are so many more serious things that steal my prioritiy of spending time seeking and serving the Lord… things like; the busyness of our life, the laundry pile that never ends, kids soccer games, basketball and baseball games, my job, using the computer, cooking dinner, working out, gardening, books I want to read……the list goes on and on.

There are so many things of this world that distract and sidetrack me from my first love, serving the Lord. (Does this happen to any one else?)

Thus the name of this blog, Jesus and Dark Chocolate. Notice the word Jesus comes first, it’s a constant reminder to me that life is about priorities, and the things of this world should never keep me or sway me, from spending time at the feet of Jesus.

………Seeking you as a precious jewel, Lord to give up I’d be a fool


  1. Love the title of your blog! I agree with you and I’m also guilty of being distracted by the things of this world and sadly enough, it does affect my relationship with the Lord. It is an area of my life that I need to work much harder on.

    That chocolate fountain sounds amazing! I LOVE chocolate covered strawberries, YUM!

    It is wonderful to have met you too and I think it is neat to know we’ve started our blogs at the same time. It is my desire that we can ALL glorify our Lord more in our blogs. πŸ™‚

  2. I gladly claim you as my daughter-in-law.The ideas you expressed are thought- provoking.I LOVE dark chocolate too (but not more thn Jesus)

    Thanks for sharing the blog with us.The pics will always be welcomed

    I don`t understand what you mean “find my web name” (or something like that.)

  3. Okay, I had to come back and read this post now that I’ve taken my sister to the airport. This was soooo good. Not to mention I’d have been right there with you with my tongue in that fountain!! You are going on my sidebar right now!!

  4. cool site πŸ™‚ chocolates come right after Jesus for me, too !!! good to know there are chocoholics like me !

  5. Who doesn’t like dark chocolate, I’m picturing you under this fountain. It is a temporary stray from the truth and then you always go back to the Lord.

  6. I really enjoy dark chocolate, too. But I REALLY enjoyed your story!

    Yes, I need to go after the Lord with the same desire, need, passion and even more than I do for dark chocolate or anything else for that matter. LOL

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