rice & beans, day 18

We took a break from eating Rice & Beans on Saturday. We went hiking with our extended family and ate Chick-fil-a breakfast on the way to the Buffalo River. Melody exclaimed from the back seat of the van, "This is the best food in the whole world!!!!" (She usually doesn't care for Chick-fil-a.) Once at the Buffalo we shared trail mix, apples, hot dogs, and s'mores. It all tasted really good to our family.

Last night I hung out with two girl friends. Typically we drink some wine or eat candy together when we hang out. Last night we had just water. I kept craving candy. I knew my friend probably had some in her pantry, but I refrained from asking. We visited for a few hours, talking, sharing, laughing, but not eating anything. What a concept, huh? Again, I felt triumphant when I left her home. Also, I didn't have gross feeling in my stomach from eating too many gummy lifesavers either.

A few days ago we received the devotional book A Common Meal.

This morning I read a few pages and wanted to share a couple of quotes:
It can be easy in this modern time to exist in a protected world with little or no real contact with suffering people. But if we open our eyes and leave our isolation we come face to face with the homeless, the hungry, the immigrants, the outcasts, and the sick.

Luke 3:10-11 "What should we do then?" the crowd asked. John answered, "Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same."

And here is Logan playing in red lentils he poured all over the kitchen floor while I was in another room for a few minutes.

1 comment:

the hickles said...

Hi Bek! I am Neil "Gow" 's sister... anyway- so how did the month turn out? Did you stick to it for the whole of March? Did you use any of your commenter's suggestions for teaching Mel & Leah about what/why?

What an exciting and impactful choice you made to do this with your family!