We started a new sermon series this week at NCC, called “Ritual.” Each week the sermon will focus on something that is considered a ritual in Christianity – this week was the Sabbath (you can listen to the podcast or watch the video here). Pastor Heather had a great message about resting in the Lord and what it means to observe the sabbath – it doesn’t necessarily have to be on Sunday and it doesn’t necessarily have to mean you sleep all day. It really inspired me to be more intentional about my time and how I spend it.
Why am I writing about this on a food blog, you ask? Because Heather encouraged us to think about what fills us with joy, what we look forward to doing, what pleases God. And one quote Heather said really stuck with me:
Maybe [the Sabbath] means cooking a meal and sharing it with your friends and family.
I love cooking – for my husband, for our friends, for our family. It brings me joy. And I love writing about cooking, too. So I’m thinking that I’m going to start spending more time cooking, blogging, learning more about food, and sharing it with others. This will never replace my time with God, but it can be a new outlet for my creativity – and believe it or not, it relaxes me. (Well, except for the dishes part :)) I’m not sure where this will lead, but I’m willing to take steps to start the journey.