Food

  • Food Labor Prayer Verbalizing the Gospel

    LIVING TO LOVE AND SERVE OTHERS

    I spent my first 23 years on earth living for myself and my personal achievements. I wanted to work hard in college so I could go to medical school and then become a doctor. It wasn’t until meeting a girl in college (who would later become my wife) that I discovered achievements alone wouldn’t satisfy me. As I sat reading Tim Keller’s “The Reason for God” after getting into medical school, I realized that no matter what I accomplished on this earth for myself, it would be lackluster. I would still have a feeling of emptiness. God compelled me to… Read More

  • Food Homeless

    REACHING OUT TO THE HOMELESS

    I have always had an internal struggle when it comes to reaching out to the homeless. I grew up in a suburban town in New Jersey and I didn't encounter many homeless people there. When I moved to Southern California to attend college, that quickly changed. Southern California has one of the largest homeless populations in the country. It broke my heart that there are people who are hungry and don't have a warm safe place to sleep at night. I wanted to help but I was warned by others not to give homeless people money--only food--because money might enable their addictions. But the few times I offered… Read More

  • Food

    TAKING MEALS TO NEW PARENTS

    As a mother of two, I know how important meals are for parents of newborns. During those first six months of being a new parent, life is crazy, and being able to provide homemade food or take-out to families in this brand new paradigm is something I love doing! Bringing food to families isn't always convenient, especially with two toddlers in tow, but it's something Jesus has put on my heart to do. Also, I love cooking and being able to bring them something yummy and comforting. It is so fun! Sometimes when I drop off the food, I even… Read More

  • Food Mission Work

    THE MISSION FIELD IS RIGHT HERE

    Foreign mission fields are closer than you think. Throughout our lives, we have gone on short-term mission trips around the world. Our trips to extremely poor places enabled us to understand hunger and the effect it has on children. Five years ago, after a trip to the smallest villages in Kenya, we realized that the percentage of hungry people in Central Alabama was the same as in Africa. After much prayer, we began to share a few bags of food from our pickup truck to some of the most food-deprived children in our county. We discovered that government programs are unable to meet… Read More

  • Food Homeless

    LOOKING TO SERVE OTHERS

    I battled a couple different types of cancer several years ago, and it sure underscored the limited amount of time we have here on earth. It also made me realize that I needed to give more of myself. One Sunday, I went down with a group of people to a men's homeless shelter to help serve dinner. And I was hooked. Now, a couple times a month, we not only help with the meal but also lead the guys in a worship service. We spend time with the men there. Let's face it, we are all flawed. We need to… Read More

  • Food Loving Your Neighbor

    LOAVES OF BREAD

    Just as Jesus broke bread with his disciples, I enjoy sharing bread with others as a symbol of Christ’s love for us. Wednesday is coined ‘Bread Day’ at our house. It’s a process that takes a couple days, but I actually bake the bread on Wednesday afternoons each week. I make about 12 loaves of bread, and we usually keep a loaf because I always sneak a slice right after it comes out of the oven. I like to take it to friends when they are sick or going through a hard time, but I also give loaves to friends… Read More

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