You all know by now that my main love language is, in fact, food. Right?
Then you can probably imagine how happy it makes me to share the following good things with you!
Sharing my Love of Meal Trains
I realized the other day that I hadn’t passed along the link here to a post I did for Blessed is She all about sharing food with others in need. Cooking for other people is something that I greatly enjoy and, over the years, I’ve picked up some helpful practices that might make it easier for you to do the same. Here’s a quote from the article:
The arrival of a new baby. Loss of a loved one. Financial difficulty. Illness. Hospitalization. These are just a few of the situations that bring out a family’s need for assistance with meal preparation. In these times, we as friends, neighbors, and community members are given the holy opportunity to extend a hand in loving assistance. When we plan or participate in a meal train program, we can help alleviate the worry about cost, time, and energy of meal preparation for those in need. We are able to show the mercy and love of God to those around us by providing for the basic human needs of others…
I can honestly tell you than feeding people in need is one of my very favorite things to do. Jesus told us that whatever we do for others, we do for Him. I hope that, if you see a need or are given the opportunity to help in this way, you now feel a little more prepared to do so. A little grace and a little mercy served up in a tasty dinner sure is good for the soul.
You can read the rest of the article by following this link. I hope it helps and inspires you!
Leading a Workshop
Along these same lines, I am beyond excited (and not a little nervous) to tell you that I have been asked to lead an online workshop for Blessed is She in just two short weeks!
On Tuesday, May 22 at 9:00 pm EST, I’ll be speaking to women around the country (and maybe even around the world!) about how food can be used as ministry. We will discuss food memories and how they can be a source of inspiration to us. We’ll also look at the Emmaus story and Jesus’ commands to Peter to feed His sheep. What do these mean to us as women? How can we incorporate them into our lives today? I’m sure after reading this blog for any length of time, you can imagine that I have thoughts on these things!
Now, I have to be honest with you. It absolutely shocked me when the lovely Beth Davis reached out and invited me to do this. And, in fact, I still am not quite sure if I am deserving of the honor. Why in the world would they ask me? Don’t get me wrong, though! I am indescribably grateful. Yes, I’m sure there are lots of other women who could tell you more about this subject than I could. But if this is what the Lord wants me to do right now, then I will give it a go!
If this sounds like something you would be interested in attending (from your couch, in your pajamas, and with a nice glass of wine next to you), then you should sign up! The workshop is free for paid members of Blessed is She, but anyone can attend for the cost of $15. All you need to do is visit this site and sign up via Crowdcast! Then, on the night of the workshop, you’ll receive an email with a direct link to the website where we’ll be hanging out. The whole thing will take one hour from start to finish. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry (or maybe that will just be me), it’ll be epic! Of course, if you can’t come to the workshop, then can I beg your prayers?
Have a great week, friends! Now, go feed somebody you love! It’ll make you both happy. Pinky swear!