The Spirit of Food

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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A Case for Mealtime Grace

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There is a hollow growing inside with each turn of page. I’m reading the first five essays in The Spirit of Food: 34 Writers on Feasting and Fasting Toward God, the current High Calling Blogs book club selection. You might think the hollow I refer to is a gnawing hunger,…

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