Last week I wrote that starting Feb. 12, our family is going to limit our food intake to 7 foods for 7 days and follow with 3 more weeks of limited foods.
The natural question is one that my friends are asking--why?
The challenge came from reading the book entitled 7, but here are our reasons:
- As Jen Hatmaker has said, we want to simplify life so that God can be amplified.
- We want to be reminded that an overwhelming number in our world have limited foods accessible and are hungry. Here are some links for inspiration: The Poverty Diet (what American hunger is like), What the World Eats--photo essay from Time (pay special attention to picture #3)
- We want to take time to learn about countries where hunger is an overwhelming problem and take time to pray. I'm going to make 30 cards with 30 countries and several facts about that country. If I can figure out how to share those cards, I will!
- We want to spiritually grow from experiencing less.
- Whole wheat bread