We’re Number One! And Gaining

Which is the fattest of the fifty, the most obese of these United States? The winner–they certainly didn’t do any losing, did they?–is (drum roll)… Mississippi, which weighed in at 35.2% of its citizens obese. (Pun intended.) My own home state of Missouri came in tenth at 30.9%. The other 8 in between these two […]

The Five Factors of Fabulous Food

It occurs to me, as I consider the possible topics for a Food Friday entry, that I should spend a few moments considering the criteria for inclusion. After considerable thought–perhaps 20 to 30 seconds at least–I’ve arrived at five¬†factors that allow food to make the cut here. Cost Unless you are a trust-fund baby, you […]

What’s on Your Plate?

“What’s for dinner?” Is any more important question ever passed between spouses during a Sunday morning lull in the sermon? What could be more spiritual than considering in advance the contents of your dinner plate? This morning, however, that sermon urged me to think not about literal food but about metaphorical food. “What’s on your […]

House Guest or Master (Hebrews 3:6)

But Christ is faithful as the Son over God¬ís house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory. (Hebrews 3:6) Dylan came visiting a couple of weeks back. A friend of Emily and Christian, Dylan comes from Pittsburgh, where he wants to begin […]