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Sep 18 2019

CTLP Episode 134- An Invitation to God’s Feast with Melissa d’Arabian

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Show Notes-

 This week on Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie Koppa interviews Melissa d’Arabian, author of Tasting Grace: Discovering the Power of Food to Connect Us to God, One Another, and Ourselves. Melissa has been a Food Network host and has written numerous columns and articles on food, in addition to being a wife and mother. In today’s episode MacKenzie and Melissa chat about all things food and faith, including:
  • Melissa shares a little of her own journey of seeking God’s heart in the area of food
  • How Melissa came to realize God’s use of food to draw her and others closer to Himself
  • Learning to see the significance of food as a picture in God’s kingdom story
  • Getting in touch with the creative nature of God through exercising our own creativity
  • How Melissa stayed sane during the Food Network Star filming and competition

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  • Cultivating an attitude of faith amidst the unexpected in our every day
  • Learning the lesson of patience from food and taking it into our lives
  • Melissa’s experience in France and how that shifted her perspective on food
  • Getting back in touch with the gift that food is by growing something yourself
  • Melissa’s mindset in using her own competitive advantage on Food Network
  • The benefits of training in improvisation
  • A typical day in Melissa’s life

Current Lovelies-

Melissa: making her drive time more lovely by connecting with her daughter and listening to podcasts

MacKenzie: decorating her car interior for fall to make her drive time a little more fun

Resources Mentioned-

Books:

Tasting Grace

Podcasts:

For the Love with Jen Hatmaker

Lewis Howes

Goal Digger with Jenna Kutcher

Rise Together with Rachel Hollis

The Tim Ferriss Show

Movies:

Greatest Showman

Hidden Figures

Find Melissa-

You can find Melissa on her website, melissadarabian.net. You can also follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

Find MacKenzie-

You can find MacKenzie Koppa on Instagram, Facebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course! You can also listen to her family-friendly podcast The Same Page!

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