Gather Together: Recipes and Reflections

I have a soft spot for entertaining and cooking. The book Gather Together: Recipes and Reflections to Inspire Faith and Friendship Around the Table, written by Catherine Fowler Sample, brings together my two loves in one space. Each chapter focuses on a different theme, whether it be “Pioneering”, “A Time to Gather”, “A Time for All Seasons”, or “Closer to Eden”. The theme of each chapter adds personal reflections, family/friend reflections and personal narratives from the author. As a lovely bonus, Catherine Fowler Sample adds several of her favorite recipes with menu ideas, conversation starters, and gathering prayers. This book … Continue reading Gather Together: Recipes and Reflections

2020: Ending the Superficial Spiral

The start of a new year brings hope, faith, and lots of love for those in our lives. Some of us thrive on resolutions (I have never cared for resolutions), whether it be nutrition, dieting, fitness, a big house, a designer wardrobe, a better job, or more money. But after the year of 2020, do these things really matter? Do we want our lives to continue on a superficial spiral always desiring the next best “thing”? Is the next best “thing” truly in our best interest or have we been told what we should want and desire by the media? … Continue reading 2020: Ending the Superficial Spiral