Friday, June 4, 2010

Family Recipes

Ten years ago, Mom and I put together a family cookbook combining favorite recipes from both grandmas and adding ones Mom made during my growing-up years. I'll always be grateful we took the time to do that!
When I'm feeling discouraged or overwhelmed, the smell of porcupine meatballs simmering on the stove transports me to simpler, safer times.

If this is true of cooking, might it not also be true of family customs? Cultural standards morph so rapidly that young people face sweeping change every decade or so. How unsettling is that! 

On the other hand, if they observe their parents still abiding in the truths of their childhood, still experiencing love, joy, peace, and patience in an age where there is no peace, many will want that for themselves. They will return because the sweet savor of Jesus Christ draws them back to the God of their youth.

"Be imitators of God, therefore, 
as dearly loved children and live a life of love,
just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us
as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."
~Ephesians 5:1-2

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