Feasting and Fasting... and Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rest and be thankful.
— William Wordsworth

Hello Friends!

It is late November and I am thinking homeward thoughts. Thanksgiving always has this effect on me, especially since moving overseas. Thanksgiving is not celebrated here (obviously), and there’s nothing that makes one long for the comfort of home more than the imagination of hot meals, family gathered around the table, and traditions shared. But, it is special to celebrate here as well because all the Americans band together to celebrate… sometimes you end up having four thanksgivings when all is said and done!

This week’s episode is on feasting!

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I recorded this episode several weeks ago intending to put it on the Patreon, but I enjoyed it so much, I wanted to share it with everyone. It’s about the profound spiritual meaning of feasting (and fasting), and about one of my favourite films… Babette’s Feast! My cohost today is my dear friend David Bennet.


David and I are kindred spirits, especially when it comes to food…

David is also studying theology. We met in St Andrews and bonded over a shared love of Jesus, art, and food. He has a lovely Australian accent (Australia is his homeland) and makes a mean spanakopita.

David just released a book of his own.

It is called War of Loves: The Unexpected Story of a Gay Atheist Discovering Jesus. It is about his journey to faith.


A Playlist for Thanksgiving

I made the playlist below for you all! It is a collection of singer-songwriter-y songs about home, feasting, family and more. I thought you might enjoy listening to it while you mash potatoes, bake pies, and, let’s be realistic, wash disher. ;-) Enjoy!

I’m thankful for all of you!

When I began this venture, I couldn’t have imagined all the lovely friendships, pen-pal-ships, and encouragement it would garner for me. Thank you for spending time with me dwelling on beauty, goodness and truth!

And a particular thank you to my patrons on Patreon!

You have kept me afloat this year. It really means a lot.

I wish you all beautiful and meaningful thanksgivings!



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