You know all those "Work from Home" ads. Well, today I'm going to tell you how I minister from home. Although I just recently realized it is a ministry.
I make three meals a day on most days. If we're home, I'm cooking. It's ok. I like to cook. According to my family (and some of you) I'm not that bad at it. And that's where my ministry comes into play.
I love to take meals to people. I may not be able to do much due to the time contraints of homeschooling or working or running the business or raising children - but I have time to cook. I cook for my family. It's really not that big a deal to make a little more and take it to someone who needs it. And it's really not hard to find someone who could use a hot meal and the knowledge that someone cares.
Why do I like doing this? Well, because I know first hand how great it is to have someone drop off dinner during a crazy season of life. When I had the boys, someone from our church dropped off dinner for us every night for the first week we were home. It was glorious! I still make several of the recipes that were brought to me eight years ago, including Selena's chicken and peppers and Jennifer's chicken enchiladas. So very good!
It means a lot for someone to know you care. And isn't that really what it's all about? Caring for others?
Here's the practical tips for taking meals:
- Make something you're good at. Don't try a new recipe. Just pick a meal that you like to make.
- Use disposable dishes. I usually buy the big stack of aluminum pans at Sam's.
- Try to take a main dish, at least one side dish and a dessert.
- Don't forget your own family. Just make a double batch of what you're taking so your family has dinner as well.
It really is the little things that can make a big difference.