• 100-Mile Food,  Faith

    Food for Thought: The Spiritual Side to Local Eating

    As time ticks closer towards July and the first day of our year-long local eating challenge, I have wrestled more and more with why we really want to do this challenge. Beyond teaching my girls what it means to appreciate food that is grown in our own backyard, why do we want to embark on this journey? As I’ve researched the changes our family is going to have to make, my eyes have been opened to the accompanying limitations. And believe me, it extends way beyond not being able to eat strawberries in February.┬áThis journey will certainly challenge the ethics behind our food choices. But, as a Christian, I believe…

  • Faith

    Coffee Break Women’s Ministry: On the Blessings of Being Involved in a Community of Women

    For the past year and a half, I have had the privilege of being a co-leader of Coffee Break, our inter-generational women’s ministry at our church. Our group consists of about forty or so ladies and their kids. We meet women in every stage of their lives, but predominantly, our group is composed of younger moms, with a smattering of vital, mature women who provide us with much wisdom and experience. This past Wednesday was our last meeting for the season. I’m going to miss the weekly routine of setting up, leading and meeting women in their ordinary spaces of motherhood, marriage and faith. Being a leader of Coffee Break…