Spiritual Spaghetti

This morning I got an email from the Food Network letting me know it was National Spaghetti Day. I never realized how many foods have their own National Days and today is Spaghetti’s. While I enjoyed spaghetti more as a child, especially slurping it and having it slap your face and leaving it covered with sauce, it is no longer one of my favorite pastas. However, I can still whip together a few spaghetti dishes, which my friends and family enjoy. The thing about spaghetti I have found most interesting is that there is more to its history then I knew. When I think spaghetti, I think Italian and my guess is that most people do. However, it seems that the development of pasta, spaghetti in particular, has its roots in China and Arabic cooking.
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Lessons from my mystery box

Since I did not get any ingredients from anyone, I decided I would take one of the mystery boxes from Chopped and create something with them. Before I talk about the ingredients and what I made, I want to reflect a bit more on what it is about Chopped that I find so spiritually inspiring. One of the things I enjoyed most when I was pastoring, especially when I was going by the lectionary, was taking a series of scriptures that seemed to have nothing to do with each other and seek a way of bringing them together into a cohesive and inspirational message.
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