How to Stop Striving in Hospitality

I have a  Martha mentality, but long to unearth my Mary heart.

Martha comes out of the kitchen weary, sweat beading down her brow and wispy hair coming undone to complain of her sister Mary’s laziness. Jesus directly, but kindly tells Martha her striving is done in vain.  She is told to do as her sister, to stop the striving and do what is right, which is to sit at his feet.  

Can I insert, “I hear you Jesus, but who is going to make the dinner?  The kids aren’t going to feed themselves, nor are the disciples helping out in a woman’s world to make the food.”  Read more over at Grace Table.

Kamille Scellick

Kamille Scellick passionately believes that gathering around the table is where the body, mind & soul will be nourished. It's around the table where you're sure to find her on any given day...eating, talking, listening & sharing life with her husband, Ben & three girls.

Giveaway: Become a Relational, Confident Cook

If eating is the sixth love language, then mine is cooking for that person.  I understand what Eric Liddell meant when he said, “God made me fast.  And when I run, I feel his pleasure,” because when I get to cook & teach others how to cook, I feel God’s pleasure.  There is this delight in watching the person take the first bite of my creation unwrapping the gift.  

Women either lack the confidence, the know how, joy in the process or food allergies further inhibiting them from cooking and eating.  Questions arise, “Where does one even begin?,” “How do you add flavor?,” “What do I do with these food allergies?,” which leave more doubt than answers.  

I want to gift one person 1-hour long food/cooking consultation via Skype with me to work with you on your menu planning, tips, shortcuts, etc.  In our hour, you will walk away as a more confident cook in the kitchen so mealtime can be about the relationships.  

You will receive:

  • Learn how to substitute common ingredients for allergen free ones
  • Using more than salt to flavor a dish
  • Instilling a practice of grace & prayer in your cooking life
  • Cook tried and true recipes for successful meals
  • How to make nutritious, easy meals

My heart aches when I hear women lament in the difficulty making it to the kitchen.  When they lack any joy or feel aimless in their kitchen. If you are one of these women, write in the comments below at a chance to win the 1-hour Skype food/cooking consultation.  

Read more and enter to win over at Grace Table.

Kamille Scellick

Kamille Scellick passionately believes that gathering around the table is where the body, mind & soul will be nourished. It's around the table where you're sure to find her on any given day...eating, talking, listening & sharing life with her husband, Ben & three girls.

What is the Ministry of Flowers

Finding Ourselves in Unexpected Ministry

After putting my girls to bed, after our youngest’s birthday dinner was celebrated, after the living room was obliterated with gift wrap, I snuck away into the garden.  With summer inching away, the sun setting earlier making the after bedtime watering, weeding, deadheading more difficult.  

As I stood there in my garden, I was reflecting on how I got here, in this spot, watering a flower garden, when just a year prior I was only interested in my vegetable garden.  How did I grow to love these star-like sunset speckled dahlias, or the towering tissue-paper hollyhocks?  When did I begin looking for flower gardening books instead of cookbooks?  Have I replaced this with my love of cooking?  I felt rather aghast to think I could ever replace time in the kitchen with time out here in this garden, flower garden no less. (Read more at Grace Table)

Kamille Scellick

Kamille Scellick passionately believes that gathering around the table is where the body, mind & soul will be nourished. It's around the table where you're sure to find her on any given day...eating, talking, listening & sharing life with her husband, Ben & three girls.