It's no secret to anyone who knows me that I love to cook. Entering the kitchen at the end of a busy day doesn't add to my stress. It releases creativity and relaxes me. Cooking good food for family, friends and guests is a gift I give to those who come in my house, sit at my table.
My cooking isn't gourmet, but it is good food cooked with the right spices. Meals are rounded and there is plenty to eat. Guests often ask, "Do you eat like this every night?" The answer is a resounding, "No!" We do eat good rounded meals many nights, even when guests are not at our table, but not always. Sometimes we eat simple meals of scrambled eggs or sandwices.
And there are nights I dont want to cook anything at all.
Those are the nights we eat popcorn for dinner.
Are you thinking this is a cooking blog? Relax. It's not.
This is about my life as a missionary because being a missionary is a lot like dinner. Some times moments are big and amazing, like a really well cooked meal that leaves you satisified and full (and maybe feeling like you ate too much).
More often life as a missionary is like popcorn for dinner. It's basic and nothing out of the ordinary. It might leave me wishing for more.
But I find that it is in the ordinary moments of life that I see God in my life as a missionary. I love the big moments. We all do, but that isn't all of life. I see God in my mornings in the backyard. It is talking with a friend over coffee. It is mentoring a young woman to be all that God can be or having a simple bowl of soup in the humble home of a Moldovan pastor and his wife.
Follow me here to see how God works through the ordinary moments of my life to do His work.