Soup & Stories

“I don’t believe it’s a small world. I say ‘Big world, Purposeful God!”

-Our Friend Al.

It was almost exactly a year ago I was eating soup at my Aunt’s kitchen table. It was a sunny afternoon, and I was living with them in my hometown, eating vegetarian, looking for a job and enjoying having friends again.

Across the table we visited with some family friends – a missionary couple home on furlough. My aunt and uncle lived in Asia for many years, so as I observed I heard many stories and comparisons of life overseas and life in Canada. I listened to tales of homeschooling, comments on culture-shock, evidence of hardships and blessings, stories of what God had done, and caught a glimpse of passion and vision for the future.

It was a good afternoon.

And now one year later,
I am across the world in another living room.
I often find myself eating soup across from that same couple,
collecting the stories for myself.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Aunty Hazel (ha ha) says:

    I love this story. I really love this story. Why? because it reminds me that there are times when you struggle and really don’t know what is going to come next. What to do? Where to go? Decisions to make but no clear direction. But in the midst of our “unknowning” God already knows and has things set up for us that will be unfold months, even years, later. It reminds me that I need to be content in the unknowing. Thanks Anna! Love you tonnes!

    1. Anna says:

      Thanks ‘Auntie Hazel’ : ) That’s really encouraging!
      ~A.

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