Learning from Kate

As a family we have had an up and down sort of interest in the national reality show MasterChef. Being a foodie of sorts from way back I have enjoyed “meeting” the great chefs of the world via the show and attending the masterclasses. But as you would know much of my food preparation today is about good, wholesome, fresh food for our 7 mouths and not 3 star restaurant quality, perfectly plated dishes.

But there are several key things we learn as a family while watching the show:

  • You need resilience to keep going, when disaster strikes, you are under pressure and things are not going right.You can do it.
  • You need to have a goal, something to motivate you to work hard, perform well and present your best.
  • You must be organised – keeping your work space clean as you go is very important – it is a shame we never see the contestants clean up afterwards, as that is what our family needs to learn!
  • Your presentation is not always everything but we do eat with our eyes, so even spag bol should look good on the plate. In my world you always need some green on the plate.
  • You must taste as you cook to season well and ensure the dish is coming together.
  • You must be a willing learner – and Kate exemplified this in so many ways. Not only did she learn about food, but herself, what was important to her in life and I suspect she learnt new things about her children and husband.
So well done Kate. It was great to see you loving your family from a distance and to keep your eyes on the prize and running the race. May your food bless many.

Really Struck by this….

I have been preparing for doing creche for our pre schoolers during the service tomorrow. We are using the Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones. It is brilliant. I don’t know about you but sometimes the familiar can become tired……but this prayer to our Father God is refreshing. It is the Lord’s Prayer. Read it and see.

Hello Daddy!
We want to know you.
And be close to you.
Please show us how.
Make everything in the world right again.
And in our hearts, too.
Do what is best—just like you do in heaven,
And please do it down here, too.
Please give us everything we need today.
Forgive us for doing wrong, for hurting you.
Forgive us just as we forgive other people
when they hurt us.
Rescue us! We need you.
We don’t want to keep running away
and hiding from you.
Keep us safe from our enemies.
You’re strong, God.
You can do whatever you want.
You are in charge.
Now and forever and for always!
We think you’re great!
Yes we do!