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Food on Fridays with Ann
I arrived at the canyon quiet and tired, like the thin soles of a secondhand sneaker, its worn rubber peeling away from the canvas.
Heading into the fall, our family schedule appeared sustainable as I plugged appointments and plans into the calendar, but by the time September slammed into October, several surprises loaded down our days—surgery, another surgery, struggles with the class I teach. By November, hour after hour of day after day filled with task after task, leaving me heart-heavy, exhausted, and longing for change.
But then, a gift. Mid-November, I’d be flying to Texas—a break from the schedule for a worn and weary girl.
We sang and prayed together during the retreat, tweeting highlights of the speaker’s call to a Christ-centered life. At dinner, the server placed this bowl in front of me, filled with sauteed veggies over a bed of spaghetti squash—a nourishing meal for a girl with food allergies. As I lifted a forkful to my mouth, I began to relax into their care.
On Sunday I flew home to my thin-soled life; however, I felt that I carried back with me a strengthened soul, reinforced and renewed from a week of canyon hospitality.
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