Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Guest post-- Sweet to the Soul

Hello readers! 

Our names are Alex and Emily, and we are co-bloggers at Sweet to the Soul. Our blog is relatively new to the scene but we love being able to document our foodie experiments, our fun adventures, and getting to share the incredible Biblical community we have and what the Lord is teaching us during this exciting time in our lives! Both of us are also majoring in Nutrition at Clemson University so we usually try to add a nutritious and healthy twist to most of the things that we blog about.

One of the best things about being a nutrition major is getting to cook, and of course eat, in many of our classes! 

We both love to cook and experiment with new foods and recipes, but that doesn't mean that our attempts always produce perfect results...

pancake cookie, anyone?

But then there are the success stories...

Some incredible cookies and cream treats that have become a staple for us

Mediterranean stuffed chicken and asparagus=a hit with everyone!

We are so blessed to go to a school where there is never a dull moment and we always have a wonderful group of friends around us. We both got to know Sasha about two years ago through our Fellowship of Christian Athletes Small Group, where we met weekly and discussed what the Lord was doing in our lives. It has been awesome to see how our friendship has grown over the years and it has been fun to be a part of each other's lives through our blogs too!

One of our favorite things about blogging is just that-getting to be a part of each other's lives in a unique way. Blogging gives us a way to find, try and share recipes and ideas that we often use to serve others and bring people together in community. The Lord talks a lot about using our gifts to serve others in the Bible:

1 Peter 4:10 says "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms."

and it also says in Galatians 5 "You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love."

We have found so much fulfillment in using our passion for cooking to obey what the Lord commands in these verses. We have seen firsthand that giving of ourselves in this way has done nothing but bless us in return! If we could encourage you as readers in any way, it would be to ask you to consider putting your gifts to use in a way that shows the people around you the love of Christ. He is the one who gave you those special abilities and desires for you to reap the benefits of sharing them with the rest of his people. So whether it means taking a next step with a passion you have, reaching out to those around you in need, or maybe even starting your own blog where you can share your experiences, search your heart and see where God is nudging you to use your gifts!

Thanks for letting us share a little bit about ourselves and what we love at Sweet to the Soul

Alex and Emily 

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