For years, my mom has been using her kitchen to dish up love.
Texas Potatoes, Broccoli Salad, Lasagna, Chicken-Noodle Casserole, Scalloped Potatoes, Linguine, John-Deere Casserole, Cedarville Corn, Rolls, Peanut Butter Fingers, Snickerdoodles, Pumpkin Cookies, Blueberry Buckle…you name it, and she’s made it.
And though I have no clue as to how many plates of cookies, bowls of salads, or 13×9 pans that have passed through her kitchen door and into the home of someone in need, I’m pretty sure it’s been a WHOLE-HEAPING-LOT.
Be it a new baby, an illness, the death of a loved one, or some other miscellaneous need, I have been watching my mom use her oven and cutting board to faithfully love and sacrificially serve others.
So this past month, when I was presented with the opportunity to make and take a weekly meal for a woman in need, I instinctively said, “Yes, sign me up.”
Is it because I’m inherently a good person? Not at all.
Is it because I prefer to love others by standing over a hot stove? Definitely not.
Is it because my mom and I are so alike? Nope.
Is it because I’m particularly close to this woman in need? No.
I simply said, “Yes,” because I’ve learned (from watching my mama) that loving others and serving Jesus sometimes looks like cooking a meal and making a dessert.
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16
So what am I giving away for this month’s “Do-Good-Give-Away?”
I am giving away some love-filled food!
Well, I am going to give away two, $20 gift cards (to Kroger or Wal-Mart…your choice) to two, randomly selected winners to buy groceries.
To make a meal for someone in need!
Oh, and for those two, randomly selected winners, I am also going to send them two, $15 gift cards to Chipotle.
Because after they’re done cooking a meal for someone else in need, they won’t want to cook their own! Oh, and because I love Chipotle!
How can you win?
In the comment section below, share something you learned from you Mama, and on Friday (4 PM EST), I will select two, random winners!
And if you don’t win, can I still challenge you to go ahead and make a meal for someone in need?!?!
Cheers to “Happy Meal-Making and Happy Love-Giving!”