If we were sitting down, enjoying a cup of coffee this morning, I would tell you about a book I read recently. A book I loved. A book I’d recommend in a heartbeat to anyone who loves food and people, and who loves to feed the people they love.
In her third memoir, Bread and Wine, Shauna Niequist combines her favorite recipes with stories about life and faith and family. Shauna writes about food and community, how time around the table brings people together.
While the premise of this book will ask most to open our homes more often, to share meals more often, Shauna writes of her journey toward a life of balance. As a person who doesn’t have a problem filling my days to the brim, it was refreshing to be reminded about right priorities. To be reminded community matters more than another thing on the calendar and another feather in my cap.
My life is full of work I enjoy, but when I’m too tired at the end of the day to invest in family and community, then my day is too full.
This book was the inspiration I need to begin creating space. Space in my calendar for spontaneity, space for a good meal, space for family and friends. Space in my home for people to come, to feel welcome, to find comfort.
And it starts today. Creating space. Emotional, physical, spiritual space.
Disclaimer: This book was given to me through Zondervan’s Booksneeze book reviewing program. All thoughts in this review are my own.