So here are a handful of the best photos. Enjoy the balance of your family weekend, share all the love that you can, and watch both love and gratitude multiply.
I am convinced that were created to engage life with more zest, more applied creativity, and more unrestrained joy than we typically allow ourselves to experience. Sometimes we need more than our manageable version of salvation – what we need is transformation…
We can push the religion side of things hard, but unless we are really living for Jesus, filled with the Spirit, trusting in God, we present something that is harsh, bland, and unappetizing.
It’s too easy to become complacent and remain wedded to “the way we’ve always experienced/done/understood…” But God’s love is not only new every morning, it’s radically transformative. We too readily resist God’s ongoing work in and through us.
We lose our bearings when we attempt to satisfy ourselves with what is counterfeit, false, and fundamentally unsatisfying. Here in the west we’re trained in excess, instructed to consume more, and misled by advertising designed to facilitate profit to the extent that we double down on the “more is better” philosophy. In consequence, we load up on what cannot satisfy, hoping that sheer volume will make the difference. But it never will.
this was also a subtle reminder that there’s always something to learn, new flavors to engage, ideas that we haven’t considered before. This is what we learn from people who are not like us, groups who make us nervous, other ethnicities, immigrants, folk we don’t usually associate with.
final of three Blue Apron reviews from the kitchen at Maul-Hall
Here, as promised, is my latest “Blue Apron” recipe review – our second such meal this week. Friday evening I prepared the Spicy Shrimp Coconut Curry. This time I’m awarding the meal a grade of “B-minus,” having lost a few points for less-than-stellar directions. Once again, the flavor profile was excellent. I have already learned a … Continue reading Second Blue Apron review – Shrimp Coconut Curry
Our first meal was the Moroccan Chicken with Prunes and Brown Rice. It was excellent, and I’d give it a solid “B” on my rating scale
I know, I know – “Tales from the Great Adventure” is supposed to feature “inspirational” posts, hooking in with the “adventure” lens through which I’m viewing (and experiencing) 2017. But believe me when I tell you that great food is most definitely inspirational, and taking food preparation beyond the mundane and uninteresting is always a … Continue reading Long Live Dinner! (another foodie post)