The Weekend in Food – and continuing to “Live Like We Mean it!”

Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

1 Timothy 6:18-19

Here at Maul Hall we have kept the food momentum going over the weekend, following through with the menu plan Rebekah developed a week ago. Preparation has evolved into more of a shared adventure, but this is still very much her initiative.

What I am enjoying most about this is the variety. It is too easy – even for good cooks – to get stuck in a degree of sameness, and going back to using recipes is a valuable discipline.

It’s also a good reminder of why we use meditations and prayers written by other people in our devotional lives. Because even prayer can devolve into rote or unthinking phrases if we are not deliberate about keeping things fresh.

Not just prayer, the same goes for many of our relationships.

What I am saying this beautiful Monday morning, is that Rebekah and I do not intend to settle now that we are “retired” – not on any level! Our life together is too precious and too full with potential to allow ourselves to fall into “sameness.”

Innovative foods. Creative devotional life. Keeping things fresh with one another. There are a lot of reasons and a lot of opportunities to continue to “Live Like We Mean it!”

This is – of course – a matter of living faithfully as people who not only believe in God’s promises but who actively “live into” them.

In love, and because love leads to more and better life – DEREK

a few images from this weekend

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