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Topic: A Tangental Thought....
Message: Posted by: Clifford the Red (Feb 20, 2006 01:58AM)
...on mixing the Good News with something odd that results in a surprisingly good combination.

It happens a lot here and I was just thinking about another application that I really enjoyed. For years, the Frugal Gourmet, Jeff Smith, mixed the Good News with his love for Food and presented, of all things, a cooking show and cookbooks. Jeff was an ordained Methodist Minister. Contained within his shows were wonderful messages about brotherhood and love, and I still treasure those mini-sermons in those cookbooks as superb examples of living the great commandments. I had the good fortune of meeting Jeff several times before he passed away.

My favorites were "The Problem with Christmas" which is about the most eloquent and touching talks on the subject I have ever heard. Then there is "TV dinners" which encourages us to go out and LIVE the gospel by sharing our company and befriending our neighbors that live in quiet desperation and dine on TV dinners instead of feasting on real food and real company. Doing unto the least of them is God's prescribed method of serving him.
Message: Posted by: Margarette (Feb 20, 2006 09:47AM)
I, too, loved watching The Frugal Gourmet. I even have some of his cookbooks...one of which is his holiday cookbook. In it, are lots of stories about the Christmas season. The one I liked the best was "no room at the inn" and why the innkeeper wasn't a harsh person by sending Mary and Joseph to the stable. He had no room at his inn, yes, but instead of turning Mary and Joseph away, he was more like "I don't have a room for you here, but to keep you from being in the night air, I can let you sleep in my stable. The animals and hay will help keep you warm..." I mean, if it's true about everyone having to go to Bethlehem to be counted in the census, how many people were actually sleeping in the streets because there was no rooms available anywhere?

Just a thought.

Message: Posted by: GlenD (Feb 20, 2006 09:56AM)
I never really watched him or knew much about him, guess I missed out.
Thanks for sharing, Clifford.