936 Pennies: Discovering the Joy of Intentional Parenting
Join our adventure and discover inspiration and resources for refusing rush, creating habits of rest, living intentionally, and making the most of this beautiful life!
“Bless this food to our bodies, and our bodies to Your service.” It’s a prayer I heard a teammate pray while I was on a mission trip in high school. Since then, it has been an often spoken prayer before my meals. It intrigues me—the idea of food for our benefit. Food is productive, it is for something good. To nourish, to sustain, to energize, to motivate, to enable. It is an art. It is a gift. It is culture. It is a staple of life far too often abused. For some reason, unknown to me, God decided to give us something that would be necessary to sustain our bodies. In many ways beyond what science and medicine understands, food nourishes, food sustains, food often influences moods and attitudes. Something so necessary, God decided, would bring us great enjoyment. I love to cook. I love to have a plate set before me and take note of every detail put into place with thought and consideration, and to mimic and experiment likewise in my own kitchen. Nutrition is a passion of mine, as I will explain in more detail. I can bless my family, and enable them for a fuller life, by cooking them real, good food. Not “real good”, but “real” and “good”. I can create a culture in our home of food which brings us together, as a family, for the enjoyment of food which equips us for a fuller life, a life of service to God, our Creator, who fashioned us to glorify Himself.
|My Men who I love and feed with all my heart!|
I am no extremist. Just this week my husband, son and I took a late night drive to Oscar’s Custard for my favorite “Cupid’s Creation” Sundae. A scoop (or three) of rich, creamy, chocolate AND vanilla custard, topped with warm hot fudge, tart raspberry topping, just-large-enough chunks of tiramisu, whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Oh—and a side of cheese fries, please! Don’t call my doctor, this is a rare occurrence. In fact, I noted to my husband as we pulled away from the drive thru that this last occurred when I was 7 months pregnant!
Raising kids stirs something deep in our souls — an innate knowing that our time is finite. Taking my kids outside in creation, I’m discovering how to stretch our time and pack it to the brim with meaning. God’s creativity provides the riches of resources for teaching the next generation who He is and how He loves us. Join our adventure and discover inspiration and resources for refusing rush, creating habits of rest, living intentionally, and making the most of this beautiful life!