Most often, in those moments, I was just as unwilling to search for that beauty as I was worried about everything I could not control. That’s a bleak place to be, y’all. I buzzed with discontent, literally and figuratively hungry for something to fill my body with calm.
These are the things that really stick with me. These are the memories that nudge me to save space in my schedule for inviting another family to dinner, dropping off a special treat for a tired friend, or cooking a favorite breakfast for my kids. Because cooking for someone shares so much more than just food, it shares your heart and yourself...
- Caroline Potter
Sharing a meal together is one of the most joyful and intimate of events throughout human history. Since the beginning of time, we have been coming together to feast and enjoy the bounties of our labor and the beauty of our harvest. Finger food is comfort food and creates an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality. Fall is such a beautiful season to entertain as the air cools and the leaves turn vibrant in color. Gathering around coffee tables, fireplaces or even fancy dinning room tables is a time to connect, laugh, fellowship and enjoy the many blessings we have.
Just about a year ago I picked up a copy of Robert Farrar Capon’s Supper of the Lamb and proceeded to devour the pages with a half smirk, half look-of-awe plastered on my face. Food, theology, poetry, and cutting witticisms all rolled into one… It became an instant favorite.
We recently joined with dear friends for a dinner party centered on Fr. Capon’s teachings. Scroll on for a peek into our ‘Long Session’ and inspiration from the book.
- Taryn Hofert
Much to my dismay, my husband chopped the bindings off of all his books last year.
Hundreds and hundreds of books.
He then scanned his entire library and is now in his minimalist, digital heaven reading volumes on his gadgetry. Being the late adopter that I am, it was quite some time before I finally surrendered some of my library to his guillotine. While sifting through my slew of books on worship, I decided the owner of such a collection should know more on the topic than I do.