Soul Food Friday

It’s Friday! You’ve made it!

If you’re anything like the folks around me, it’s time to celebrate the small victories of the week –

that time you took a brave step even when you were afraid,

the time you prayed first,

the time you forgave when you wanted to lash out,

the time you listened when you wanted to scream…

For me it’s been a week of abundance, and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. Hope you enjoy some of these morsels that have delighted, inspired, or motivated me this week.

My favorite picture of the week – compassion! 


A Good Book 

Instead of throwing me over his shoulder and forcibly carrying me out of our church bookstore (as he has often threatened to do) John bought me this book last Sunday when I was looking at it.

Wearing God explores some of the unusual, rich, biblical metaphors for God. I love Lauren Winner’s writing. I’m only about a third of the way through it, but I’m finding it enriching and provocative.


“The Bible’s inclusion of so many figures for God is both an invitation and a caution. The invitation is to discovery: discovery of who God is, and what our friendship with God might become. Th equation is against assuming that any one image of God, whatever truth it holds, adequately describes God.” Winner

A Great Resource

If you’re a parent with kids still at home, check out this great post on intentional phrases to use with your kids. I wish I had read something like this when my kids were little!

An Inspiring Story

I love this story from a few weeks ago! What random act of kindness might we do today to make a difference?Walt-Aikens


An Easy Recipe

Most of us in the frozen north are always looking for an easy soup recipe during the long winter months, so here you go!

Dump Soup

It came from Weight Watchers – healthy and filling (2 pts. per cup).

Just dump together 1 can of diced petite tomatoes with garlic,

1 can of black beans,

1 can of corn (I like shoe peg cuz it’s crispy),

and one can of Progresso Minestrone soup. You can sprinkle some cheese on top if you want.


An Uplifting Song

Lastly, this is a long song, but if you’re going through a tough time, consider closing your eyes and letting the words just wash over you.

So those are some of my soul food morsels. What about you? What’s delighted or inspired you?


  1. Soul food indeed! The lyrics of the song, you posted,

    “Let go my soul and trust in Him
    The waves and wind still know His name…
    and through it all, through it all
    my eyes are on You
    through it all, through it all
    it is well ……. with me.

    spoke deeply to my heart.
    Thank you for introducing me to an artist I was not aware of until today.
    I’ve listened to that song on repeat literally dozens of times this morning.
    Thanks for YOU. The Holy Spirit speaks through you and through Kristene
    Di Marco’s angel voice and song. I imagine our Dave singing clear and strong with me as I worship and sing this song!

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