Before God created mankind, He created a garden. God was preparing a meal for us before we arrived. He gave us our senses to fully appreciate and enjoy this world. He gave us our family and friends and opportunities to share with each other and with strangers. And He gave us His Word.
Food is a love language. It nourishes, heals, comforts, and delights the body and the soul. There is a way to make delicious food even better: share it. When food is transformed into a meal, it becomes love in action. All the senses are engaged: sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell. Memories are revived. Stories are told. Gratitude is expressed. Conversations flow and wisdom is gleaned. Even the dirty dishes have a story to tell.
This book contains thirty lighthearted devotions highlighting ordinary meals found in the Bible and that reveal extraordinary messages. Each one is paired with a personal anecdote to show that God speaks to us in bite-sized pieces of wisdom, easily digestible truths, sometimes hard-to-chew incriminations, and heaping helpings of grace. These messages are served with the greatest hospitality ever known and a side of humor.
Anita Hinkeldey McVey grew up in NWIowa on a steady diet of faith, family, andfood. Her passion for cooking and gardeninginspired her to create a blog, Picnic LifeFoodie, where she shares her favorite recipesand the fond memories they bring to mind.Anita and her husband, Marty, live on anacreage in central Iowa with a large garden, afishing pond, and an energetic hunting dognamed Stark.