On Fridays I try to post just a few of the things that have delighted or inspired me, and resources you might like – the “soul food” from my week.

I would love to hear about your “soul food” in the comments too! Just remember, if you’re posting for the first or second time it won’t appear immediately, but it WILL show up eventually 🙂

Monday I wrote a hard post that many of you resonated with. On Tuesday, Ruth Haley Barton posted an eReflection from her excellent book, Life Together in Christ. that is a great follow-up to my post. You can read her thoughts here:

Choosing to Walk Together: Encountering the Risen Christ on the Road of Life

The road from Jerusalem to Emmaus was the road between the now and the not-yet. 


On a week when we’re celebrating life after death, I can’t imagine a more appropriate story than this uplifting one.


And because we need not to take life too seriously… One of my favorite Instagram posts: 



My sister-in-law Jane shared this with us.


And lastly, a recipe…

When I was about 14 years old, one day I decided I would surprise my mom by typing up all of her recipe cards – replacing the dog-eared, hand-written ones.

Yes, we’re talking days of typewriters, and yes, I thought it would be a nice thing to do, but I’m guessing I also selfishly just wanted to practice my new typing skills.

When my mom got home and saw what I was doing she was horrified and I didn’t understand.

“You didn’t throw out the old cards did you?!” she asked, clearly trying to keep the panic out of her voice.

What she explained was that many of the recipe cards were in the handwriting of Grams, and Pat Nagle, Grandma and Aunt Susie. Just the script on the card was a memory – a loving reminder of a person who had created something and shared it.

I get it now. I’m the same way. And when I get out this recipe in the spring that bears the teacher-y handwriting of my friend Jenny,  I think “OH, Jenny! ” I feel happy reflecting on her creativity and love for Jesus and fun times we entertained together.

So here’s a favorite spring recipe I made for Easter. In Jenny’s handwriting.  🙂

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Have a delightful weekend and let me know what soul food you’ve discovered!