So I am beginning to believe that I have a feed hungry college kids ministry...I get more requests from my friends to cook, cook, and cook. Now mind you...I'm no fantastic cook. I pretty much learned how to cook the things that I really like and the things that my aunt taught me about baking sweets. Growing up, I was always involved in something - cheerleading, girl scouts, step team, jack & jill of america, church, basketball, dance line (and thats only a few of the organizations I was involved in. I honestly didn't even learn how to wash clothes until I was a senior in high school when my mom made me sit still long enough to learn how. There was never any mother/daughter cooking dinner classes. I always liked making cakes and stuff like that so my mom would sit in the kitchen with me when I did that but, I am a self-taught cook in most aspects. I know its sad, right?
Well my self-taught cooking is being appreciated by the kids on campus. I used to fix dinner 2 times a week, Sundays and Wednesdays. On those days, its like I am having an actual open house all day long. I would entertain up to 10 people throughout the day...it is truly tiresome.
Since school started back I haven't had the time or energy to cook the way I used to. That means no food for the hungry kids on campus. I know you may be saying well, why are you cooking for them, have you done anything for people in need? And I understand the concern. I think that everything should be done in moderation. Sometimes a little goes so far to make people feel comfortable and at ease away from their family. I purge my closet 4 times a year, and usually give away brand new clothes. I give donations to charitable organizations when I can. And I give my younger classmates a home-cooked meal whenever I can.
You never know how much a conversation over some chicken, mac n cheese, greens, cornbread, and sweet potato pie can go to help someone on their journey. I had made and solidified a number of friendships over those home cooked meal...and knowing that means the world to me.
peace n sunshine