Serve with Soup

Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it?

For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say, “Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!” and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you? Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?  (James 2:14-17, MSG)

Author Patricia Day’s Potato Soup will do nicely. Make a batch today for someone in need:

  • 4 large potatoes, 1 onion, peeled, diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled, and diced.
  •  2 stalks celery, diced or chopped
  • 8 slices cooked bacon or cooked ham – chopped
  • 4 ½ milk or chicken stock (or a mixture of both)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Cook potatoes and onions in milk (or chicken stock).  Remove from heat and mash.  Return to low heat and add remaining ingredients.  Cook until carrots are just tender. Adjust seasonings to taste. Soup should be thick, if not add more mashed potato. Options- add any extra vegetables or cooked meats you have on hand. Sprinkle with grated cheese and chopped parsley if desired.

Prayer – Father, may we be among those who give more than a cup of cold water in your name. (From Matthew 10:42, KJV) Amen

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