Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bread for the Journey

Two years ago the 10 of us girls met together for our first summit.
It was the first time we all met in person, and gathered around the table together.
Our story began when Lovella put out an invitation to submit a recipe to her personal blog.
At first it was just a fun way to share our favourite Mennonite and other family recipes.
Little did we know that God would soon turn our love for cooking and baking into a ministry.
It was around that table in August 2010 we celebrated God's leading and the gift of friendship.





This past week we gathered for our second summit...a 'sister reunion'.

We share a love of cooking and hospitality , but more importantly we all love Jesus. It's our faith in God that has given us unity and purpose as we use the gifts God has uniquely given to each one of us. 


We have become sisters....sisters in the Lord.

It's a joy to serve the Lord together and to be able to share our faith individually and as a group of women, through the ministry God has given us.

I heard a song some time ago called Women of Faith.
As I listened to the words it was like they had been written for us.

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Women of faith
United in God's love
Sisters in grace.
Looking to Jesus to lead us each day.
We are women,
women of faith.

We are bound in love for one another.
We share faith in God
and we're committed to each other.
We are sisters in Christ Jesus, desiring to serve.
Leaning on God's promises, standing on His word.


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(by Jamie Harvill, Steve Arterburn)

I Peter 4:9-10
Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.






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13 comments:

  1. You are a blessing...so many times when you post a recipe it tells how much you are in the family of God! Love this about your blog...blessings K

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  2. Love your blog.... your recipes are wonderful, and your Bread for the Journey postings are always inspiring.... Keep up the good work, and thanks for sharing!!!

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  3. What a wonderful gathering. I hope you all had a marvelous time !!
    Thank you so much for all your delicious recipes and have a blessed day.

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  4. Congrats on the anniversary and yur fruitful ministry!

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  5. How nice, that you all found together! I love your cooking, your book, your recipes and above all your wonderful coherence!
    Thanks and Blessings, Love Siret

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  6. Thank you, ladies, you are a true gift from God!!! Keep up with your posts--look forward to Sunday's contribution each week!!!

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  7. This is wonderful! Looks like you all have fun, and such a blessing to go through the journey together!

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  8. What a beautiful story of women working together in unity. True girl power. An amazing example of leadership and friendship. Love what you are doing!

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  9. I offer blessings to all you, who in turn bless each of us, each day. Wonderful to see you all come together!

    Anna (Toronto)

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  10. Blessings to each and every one of you. Hospitalitea is a gift, a gift for giving, thanks for your calling, your recipes, your faith, your second reunion and my finding you years ago. Have a wonderful week

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  11. I love coming to your site to see what is new to try. I love your recipes and the wonderful fellowship you all have together. Thank you all for your good works.

    Diane

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  12. You are all a blessing to your readers. Thank you for sharing your love of food and your friendship with us. No matter what kind of day I'm having, I always come away from this blog feeling comforted and inspired. You ladies really do rock!

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  13. I was delighted to meet the 8 of you who were able to make it to the book signing at the Mennonite Church Canada Assembly in Richmond. I've also mentioned you on my own website in a recent blog post "Mennonite Bloggers Can Cook," with a link to your blog. All the best as you continue sharing food, friendship, and hospitality.

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