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Junk Food for the Soul

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One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to try local fare. I want to try independent restaurants and coffee shops and bakeries where someone who is passionate about the offering has invested in a place like none other. Maybe this is a way of being adventurous, or…

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Things I Love about India

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In less than eight hours I leave India. [sigh.] Of course I miss the Hubster, and I am so happy to get home to him. But my heart longs to stay, to spend time with the daughters in this incredible family I’ve come to know and love. I thought I…

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Untangling Our Hunger Wires

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We’ve moved into the second set of essays in The Spirit of Food: 34 Writers on Feasting and Fasting Toward God—these essays are all about fasting. I started this section with some deflation, concerned we’ve moved from celebration to mourning in regard to food. This week’s essays brought me back…

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Goodbye, January 2011

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It’s Monday. That means it’s book club discussion day over at High Calling Blogs, where we are reading and ruminating on The Spirit of Food: 34 Writers on Feasting and Fasting Toward God. I’ve only been a part-time clubber, as massive work overload and travel throughout January have prevented me…

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Happy Taste Buds

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My taste buds long for something I’ve never eaten. They scream for satisfaction. All I have to offer them is the local fare; it calms the stomach but doesn’t fool the tongue. C. S. Lewis said, “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can…

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Crockpot Cooking and Kingdom Living

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My new mentor is the Crockpot lady. Last year, she joyfully used her slow cooker every day and recorded her adventures on her blog. Entrees, side dishes, even desserts were all experimented with. I am so grateful she did this! You see, we now have no kitchen (our own doing;…

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