The Kitchen Is Not Just For Cooking But For Connecting


The Kitchen Is Not Just For Cooking But For Connecting

 From Courtney On Good Morning Girls Facebook:
NEW POST: This is our final week of the “Making Your Home a Haven” Series! This week’s challenge includes Conversation Starters for your kids and some of Women Living Well’s Favorite Recipes! Come take the challenge!!

NEXT WEEK: We will begin a special Thanksgiving Series on Wednesdays that includes keeping our candles and prayers going.

The Kitchen Is Not Just For Cooking But For Connecting
There blog is filled with wonderful ideas for this last week. Easy family recipes. Conversation Topics for Kids.

Courtney’s Stories and Family PHOTOS

The Kitchen Is Not Just For Cooking But For Connecting

This week we are focusing on the kitchen – the heart of the home.  At the bottom of this post you will find this week’s challenge, some fun conversation starters for kids and Women Living Well’s Favorite Recipes!

The kitchen is not just for cooking but for connecting.

God created taste buds, the sense of smell, and the eye that is drawn to beautiful things – to please our senses.  He created crunchy green peppers, fuzzy peaches, juicy watermelons, sour lemons, and sweet potatoes!  Our God is creative!

Edith Schaeffer says in The Hidden Art of Homemaking,

“Just as it is good to get one’s fingers into the soil and plant seeds, so it is good to get one’s fingers and fists into bread dough to knead and punch it.

There is something very positive in being involved in the creativity which is so basic to life itself.

Home-made bread, home-made cakes and pies, home-made vegetable soup from home-grown vegetables or from vegetable market purchases, home-made jams and jellies, homemade relishes and pickles—these are almost lost arts in many homes.”

I admit the above list does not represent the cooking in my home. Very rarely have I made homemade bread dough; I tend to make quick and easy recipes (I included some of Women Living Well’s favorite recipes at the end of this post).

But it’s the coming around the dinner table that blesses the souls of our families.

In Luke 11:3, Jesus said to pray,

“Give us each day our daily bread.”

In America, we are so blessed we rarely have to ask God for our daily bread, but we must remember to give thanks for our food.

Bowing our heads as a family in thankfulness to God is a gift we give our children and a memory they carry with them into adulthood.

Check Out Courtney’s Stories and Family Pictures………
Family Times – The BEST TIMES

The kitchen is not just for cooking but for connecting!

Edith Schaeffer says,

“Food cannot take care of the spiritual, psychological and emotional problems, but the feeling of being loved and cared for, the actual comfort of the beauty and flavor of food, the increase of blood sugar and physical well-being, help one to go on during the next hours better equipped to meet the problems.”

Read Women Living Well for the
Conversation Starters For Children.

This Week’s Challenge:  

Keep lighting your candles and praying.  Focus on the kitchen, the heart of the home and connect!  

“Cook things with pleasant aromas like homemade bread, pies, and cookies. Don’t wait to have a reason to make something special – do it simply to show love to your family. Invite your kids and/or hubby to cook along side of you – make memories in the kitchen – test tasting, being creative, laughing and loving. Remember the importance of dinner time around the table as a family.

Live out the fruit of the Spirit this week by showing
love, goodness and faithfulness to your family.”

From Sarah:
Make sure you check out the easy recipes on WLW.

What are meal times like for your family?

What are your conversations like during supper time?

Do YOU  Pray?

Do you have a special prayer or do you take turns?

I would really like some feedback here.
Next up:
Past Family Gatherings
Danny and I and what we do Or rather….Don’t DO.
Love Sarah

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on Sarah's Attic Of Treasures and commented:

    I need to update this post but until I do am sharing it once again. I love the idea of “Making Your Home A Haven”. I work at it all the time. All year long.


  2. Gen says:

    Beautiful quote! Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Gen, I never saw this comment. Thank you. Have a wonderful weekend. Sarah


  3. smilingawayfoodallergies says:

    We pray as a family at night and every morning on the way to school. However, we definitely should start praying before meals … Thanks for the inspiration. 😄

    Liked by 1 person

    1. @smilingawayfoodallergies, I am very sorry I never saw this to answer back. How is the praying going? I usually eat by myself and occasionally forget to pray. Have a wonderful weekend. Sarah


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