I have always loved my mom’s cooking. Chicken pot pies, her famous sausage bread, and homemade soups. She was a Jedi Master at comfort food.
As we gathered around the table growing up, I was reminded I was safe, I was loved, and I would soon be full. Kelly and I have tried to create the same environment for our kids, knowing that the table is a place where our family can share life and experience joy. We take turns praying, thanking God for another meal. And for a few moments there is peace.
It’s reminds me of what Pastor Matt was talking about yesterday, when Paul says:
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!… Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:4;6-7
I think the table becomes a place where we can practice this habit loop in our lives. It’s like spiritual “comfort food.” After a long day, instead of worrying about tomorrow…
- We sit down to be filled up with Joy from God’s provision,
- Thank Him for His goodness,
- And let the peace of Christ dwell in our hearts.
The more we practice this, the more I believe this will become a rhythm to live by.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE IN QUARANTINE?
So I thought it would be fun to share YOUR favorite recipes from quarantine! Let’s face it, we’re all probably running out of ideas for a good meal… And then maybe we can make a North McDowell Cookbook?
Chicken and Waffles
Kelly found a recipe for this air-fryer chicken, which we combined with waffles and syrup for a meal I’ve been talking about for weeks.