We give you thanks, O Lord.

For food in a world where many walk in hunger;For faith in a world where many walk in fear;For friends in a world where many walk alone;We give you thanks, O Lord. Amen. -- From "Blessed Be Our Table" (2003), Anglican Church of Canada -- Photo above: Women of Mountain View United Methodist Church (Dublin,... Continue Reading →

On pie and a pathway to healing

Tonight is the first time in a few years that Susan felt like doing a quintessentially autumnal ordinary meal photo, as she likes to say. Sometimes Susan and I think the ordinary things that used to seem fun and heartwarming will never hold any charm or interest again, with the losses we have undergone as... Continue Reading →

Y’all come to the table

"Come to the table." Those are four encouraging words, especially when you’re hungry for something. Even a bad day can end on a high note when you’re called to the table and something good is waiting for you. Gathering around the table to share a meal is so basic and natural to spending time with... Continue Reading →

Invitation to the table

I saw this photo on a pastor's page and had to share it. Gracianna, age 9, is the daughter of the Rev. Paige Pearson Wimberly, pastor at Newbern United Methodist Church and Mountain View United Methodist Church in Dublin, Virginia. After Gracianna spent two weeks with her grandparents in Florida, her mother traveled down to... Continue Reading →

God’s gift

And yet food is a gift from God. It represents God's love for us. This wonderful world that God created provides us with all that we need to live -- air, water, food, shelter -- the basic elements a person needs to live and function. It is no accident that our most profound sacrament, Holy... Continue Reading →

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