Exotic Flavors

Plum & Cider Preserves

Robert Farrar Campon, Episcopal priest, host, writer and food theologian, believed hospitality began with thoughtful, generosity. “If you can possibly do so, contrive to make even a part of anything come to the table twice.” He draws our attention to ...
Exotic Flavors

Chadian Spinach & Peanut Stew

It was such a gift to learn how to make this spinach & peanut stew years ago when I first married my husband who is from Chad, Africa.  Over the shoulder of my sister-in-law, I learned the basic foundation for ...
Cross Cultural Family

Tabling Together

“The secret to a wonderful dinner is comfortable seating” -Sarah J. Herman Bold advice coming from an executive chef. Sarah’s Sunday dinners, her families consistent collaboration and care for their guests shaped my understanding of hospitality. The best hosts understand ...
Collaborations

The Noonday Demon

 A Writer’s Perspective on Acedia and the Spiritual Gift of Solitude. Originally published in Fathom Magazine Acedia: “A state of restlessness and inability either to work or to pray” I have a love hate relationship with writing. It’s a creative passion ...
Cross Cultural Family
Kenyan Shield by Sarah Kay Ndjerareou

Judy Baer & The Black Panther

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” -Harriet Tubman. The Cedar Valley Day Dreams series written by Judy ...
Cross Cultural Family
A Refugee Poem World Relief Petition

A Refugee Poem & World Relief Petition

The Gracious Garbage Man and the Golden Door You patrol my neighborhood like the carved figurehead of old. Balanced in reverse on your viridescent vessel. Breaking your pose only long enough to gather the yesterdays refuse and rubbish. Clothed in ...
Soulful Sojourning

Keeping My Promise

My heart’s been poured into a lime green composition book this year. On the page my morning laments morph into simple requests giving them life with pen and ink. Their stark presence on the page invite Christ in, begs for ...