12/2/16

Five Minute Friday: Crave

Some friends of mine from the Homeschool Review Crew like to participate in the Five Minute Friday link up hosted by Heading Home.  The idea is to set a timer and write for 5 minutes. This week's word is "Crave".

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The first thing I think of when I hear "crave" is food.  Food cravings. Craving is not just wanting but has the connotation of needing. When I can tell I am getting dehydrated I don't say that I crave water.  I say I need water.  But when I say someting like "I am craving Chex Mix" it is not just meeting a need such as hunger but meeting some type of psychological need?

I've heard it said that craving specific foods may indicate that your body needs something that is in those foods. I don't know if that is true or not but I know that when I say I crave something it is more than just an intense "want".  I don't just want the Chex Mix.  I can't be sure that I need the Chex Mix but other snacks are just not going to satisfy the way a handful of crunchy cereal snack.

Five Minute Friday: Tess's Thoughts on CRAVE at CirclinThroughThisLife.com #fmfparty


Craving isn't just about food though.  I sometimes crave some aspect of Divine Liturgy.  This week I've been listening to my Church's CD because I wanted, no, needed, no was craving the beauty and worship of Divine Liturgy.  Something about hearing the familiar voice of my priest and familiar hymns meet this need more than listening to Ancient Faith Radio.

When thinking about "crave" I also thought about it terms of relationships.  A young child craves the attention of her parents. She both needs and wants the attention. I found myself craving some extra time with my husband.  Life's been crazy.  We've been stressed and I was craving some simple time alone.  Just Honeybear and me snuggling on the couch watching Netflix.

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5 comments:

  1. Maybe it is something in the air, but I have been craving time alone with my husband. We have spent one night at a hotel alone since our first child was born......26 year ago!! I would love a weekend alone with him.

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  2. I'm with you on craving some alone time with my hubby! In general I feel like I'm craving to go deeper in my relationships lately. Great post.

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  3. When times get busy, I think it is natural and necessary to crave that time with your husband. My dear is the one who calms me, soothes my stress or worry, and helps me to relax. Makes lots of sense to me. Hope you got some Netflix times with him. - Lori

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  4. so many things we crave... and usually because they fill a need or we are missing them. Let us crave community and The Lord all the more eh?

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