†††††It wasnít until I was an adult that I was pressured into trying mushrooms again. This time, though, I found out something I hadnít known before. When you cook mushrooms in something they not only take on the flavor of that food, but they enhance it as well. Soon I was enjoying mushrooms in soups, on steaks, in sauces, and even on pizzas. I became a true mushroom lover and have enjoyed this wonderful creation of God ever since.
†††††I realized something special too. God often gives us a lot of different "mushrooms" in our lives. Often we have to go through things and experiences that we donít like and even are afraid of. After they are stirred in with the rest of our lives, though, we find that they have helped us rather than harmed us. I know that more than once I have been mad at God for having to go through pain, disappointment, and hardship only to later find that these things have brought me to a place of deeper love, joy, caring, and oneness with Him. Donít be afraid of the mushrooms that come your way then. Stir them in, cook them up, and enjoy the feast of life that God has given you. And donít forget to set a place at the table for everyone you love.