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Eggplant Parmesan for the Soul — 14 Comments

  1. You have no idea how I needed those hot out of the oven, soul food, words today! Thank you for weaving together truth in such a picturesque way. I’ve been encouraging a young woman struggling with addiction for a while. She gags on the truth I spoon feed her but amazingly comes back for more. Sometimes I despair of her ever being free. Also, I needed the reminder to throw back my head and open wide my mouth so that God’s goodness can run down my chin! My husband’s unemployment can weigh heavy, but through God eye’s I know it’s not a burden.

  2. Yummmm, I love eggplant and I love the message of this post. Life is never always going to give us what we want, but we have to see through it and keep going. God never gives more than what we can handle. Count the blessings, that goes a long way.

  3. Thank you so much for your sweet visit to my blog. I love your site and appreciate anyone raising sons, as we are. There is something very special about a mother son bond and I wouldn’t trade it for a thing! I’ve been a lurker, but I’ll be a daily visitor!

    I’ve made your recipe before, only used zucchini.

    Happy Birthday to you. Just one digit behind you. I embrace my birthdays with your same attitude. …but with a bit more wrinkle cream! 🙂
    Hae a blessed week. ~ Ruth

  4. “Feast” upon His words He tells us… using food is a great analogy for how we should read the scriptures. Thanks for the spiritual thought this morning! Happy Birthday!

  5. LOVE this, all so, so true! Every day with Jesus just gets better, like when a soup or something with lots of flavor is stored and the flavors are more pronounced the following day when you eat leftovers. Happy birthday, too!!

    (I hope you like my favorite dumplings if you do decide to try them… I’d love to know what you thought about them!)

  6. Eggplant is still one of those things I don’t like. But I have grown to like zucchini, olives, and cooked spinach. and I can stand cooked mushrooms but prefer them raw, thank you. 🙂

  7. OH! I think this is your best one yet! Not only God-food but people-food, too. I never tasted Eggplant Parmesan until I was 49 and it was served at a dinner we were invited to. Since it would have been rude to say, “Eech, don’t like it” I simply ate it. WOW it was amazing so I am glad I ignored my gag factor. But beets? Fuggetaboutit!! This was an amazing soul-cleansing post and just what I needed for my morning devotional today!

  8. I’m not a big eggplant guy – I gag at the mention of eggs – and I never ate eggplant just because of that one reason. I still am just like your boys. I have the culinary tastes of an eight-year-old boy. But I hearted looking at the pictures. And I hearted which you wrote – taking it from the gag reflex of your boys to your own at the dishes – to other people and their response to the spiritual stuff. And from what I read – pride prevented you from a lot of growth – as it did me. I’m always a little surprised to find that it has done that for other people. Thank you for this today Maryleigh – it was good food – and no gag reflex 🙂 God bless you and each and every one of yours.

  9. Oh yeah … I’ve suffered from this one:

    “Pride inflammed the ulcerated lining to my soul…”

    Wow. That’s some vivid imagery that I can really relate to.

    I’m grateful for the healing hand of God, who soothes the places that kept me from feasting on that which is good. I want Bread of Life, Living Water … Yes, let these be the things that nourish.

    This post feeds the soul. Thank you …

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