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The Well’s Lenten Family Soup Suppers Series: Week 5

This Sunday is Palm Sunday. Our week 5 issue of our Lenten Family Soup Suppers series includes a creamy potato and leek soup recipe and reflection on how Jesus faced each situation he faced. Do we face challenges head-on, knowing Jesus is at our side?

For a Time Such as This

“The influence, effect, and power women have are evident in many areas of our society. Realistically, the most influence, effect, and power we have are felt in our homes.” In her latest blog post at The Well, Nannet Horton encourages us to continue striving for a culture of life and love in our homes.

The Well’s Lenten Family Soup Suppers Series: Week 4

“Jesus doesn’t stop all bad things from happening. Why do you think that is?” In week 4 of our Lenten Family Soup Suppers series, Kristi Quinlan provides a Minestrone soup recipe and discussion that is timely for both this Sunday’s Gospel and our world today.

Our New Reality 

“God will act – if not in stopping this virus, then in changing hearts (maybe even our own)! Love will triumph.” Kristi Quinlan offers this spiritual reflection exercise to help guide our decisions and actions and also lift our hearts.

The Well’s Lenten Family Soup Suppers Series: Week 3

Sight is a gift we take for granted each day. In this week’s Family Soup Suppers series, Kristi Quinlan provides a simple mushroom soup recipe and encourages us and our families to consider if we really see as Jesus calls us to.

The Well’s Lenten Family Soup Suppers Series: Week 2

Tortilla soup and living water are the features of Week 2 of the Lenten Family Soup Suppers Series. When Jesus asks us for something, it’s often because he wants to give us something better. What is “the drink” he’s asking from you?

Recovering the Lost Art of Visiting

When you think of the Visitation between Mary and Elizabeth, what thoughts come to mind? Nannet Horton shares a perspective you might just find new and refreshing. Here’s a teaser: ” … In the course of a conversation on people having coffee, she said, “You Americans are so funny! When you say, “Let’s have coffee,” it is an event. You take out your schedules and look for a common free time, agree to meet, and write it into your schedule. At the appointed time, you drop everything and sit down with the person you are having coffee, talk for a while and then leave. In my country, having coffee is part of life. We go to a neighbor’s or friend’s house or they come over, have coffee and the hostess continues to do her work or chores while her visitor moves along with her as naturally as she were in her own home.” Her words stayed with me because her observation of how we do coffee was accurate …” Continue on to read the full post about the lost art of visiting.

The Well’s Lenten Family Soup Suppers Series: Week 1

Join The Well this Lent as we share a simple idea for making Lenten Fridays something different from ordinary Fridays. Each week we will post a simple meatless soup recipe accompanied by a question for you to reflect on while cooking. We will also post a family discussion question to get your family sharing about faith over dinner. Recipes and questions will be posted on Monday to give you plenty of time to prepare for Friday! During this first full week of Lent, we share a recipe for broccoli cheese soup.