Posts tagged "Soul Food"

Finding Your Welcome Again And How Tomato Soup Can Heal

We spent the summer mostly by the pool. Those plastic loungers acted as a cradle of respite for me, a safe, uninterruptible space for me to wrestle with my angst related to community and a wound that oozed far longer than seemed reasonable. I was near militant about our pool going. Mostly, the kids were on board, but even on days when they turned their toes in and sighed, again?!...

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The Crooked Path Towards Faith

In December 2006, I jumped into the River Cherwell, a river in Oxford, England, that crosses University Parks on the north side of town. It was the end of our study abroad semester and a few friends and I had the wild idea to jump off a low bridge into the water on one of our last days of class. We were twenty years old and had survived a semester...

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Grief and Joy

I walk with tears in my eyes down to my favorite viewpoint, and I pray. “God, it’s been a year and a half. I should be over this by now. I shouldn’t still be weeping about it.” But I am. I’m just tired, I tell myself. And that is true. Or maybe I’m PMSing. That may be true, too. But both of these statements serve only to minimize my tears...

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Feasting On Books [A Peek At Our Stacks]

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers." -- Charles William Eliot ***** While it is no secret that we are kitchen people here at GraceTable, we are also word people with an appetite for books! *Happy sigh* Just as real food nourishes our bodies, we find a different satiation in the lingering meal...

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The Supper of the Lamb

The following post contains affiliate links. Thanks for helping us keep the lights on here at GraceTable. I sit here on the sofa and stare out the window at the spirea… A bee buzzes around the tip of a spirea branch and lights on the top leaf. I’m frustrated by my lack of energy. I’m frustrated that my brain feels like a sieve and that after about noon I can...

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