Our Portuguese cuisine night

My husband and I love Eurovision. It’s a little embarrassing to admit, but it’s so much fun. We decided that we’d do a cuisine night for whichever country won this year. The honours ended up going to Portugal – such an ethereal, old-world song. We were both very excited about the chance to cook Portuguese cuisine! That was a few weeks ago now. Our weekends have been so busy lately that we only managed to find time for cuisine night this Sunday. After a few postponed attempts, our Portuguese cuisine night finally arrived!

 

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Ways to Worship | Lectio Divina

This is the first in a 5-part series called Ways to Worship. In this series, we’re going to look at 5 different ways to read the Bible and connect our heads and hearts with God.

 

WAYS to WORSHIP

 

People often tell me I’m a slow eater. Most times, the other people around me have already finished and I’m still halfway through my dinner. Sometimes people think I’m not enjoying the food on my plate. But, in fact, it’s just the opposite. If I’m eating something delicious, I slow down. I savour every bite, soaking in the flavour, the smell, the texture. I want to experience this food as much as I possibly can. The first Bible study method we’re looking at in this series is Lectio Divina. Depending on your church background, you may or may not have heard of this one. At it’s heart, it’s about slowing down and listening to God. Like that delicious meal, savouring each word. Experiencing it deep within you. Resting in God’s presence.

 

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Hospitality outside the home

Hospitality is becoming more and more important to me. I like the idea of welcoming people into my home and sharing a meal with them. But the reality is slightly different. Many of my close friends are from uni days and they live on the other side of Sydney. So when we meet up, it’s not very hospitable to expect the other one to travel an hour and a half just to get to my home. Instead, it’s far more common that we meet in the city – easy enough for everyone to get to.

 

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Wrapping my head around motherhood

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I don’t have any kids. I’m not pregnant and, despite what some people suggest, we’re not planning them in the very near future. Even so, having kids is a very real possibility within the next few years. I find my thoughts turning more and more to this possibility. How many kids will we have? Will they be boys or girls? What will they be like? It’s incredibly exciting but it’s also terribly scary.

 

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