“Refresh yourself with something to eat; then you can go.” So the two of them sat down to eat and drink together” (Judges 19:5–6). Growing up in the church, my observation was that everything was either illegal, ungodly, or unholy except eating. No one pounded the pulpit and said “stop eating.” Every time of fellowship was around food. Potlucks, or covered dish dinners were popular. I didn’t go to many because my dad didn’t like potlucks (You don’t know who fixed the food). A restaurant is a great place to meet and fellowship. Eating is time of refreshment both physically, spiritually, and emotionally. We enjoy seeing old friends and catching up. When we were down in Florida we scheduled three lunches with old friends and endured the traffic, but we stayed on our eating plan. Most of the time it’s just Charlene and me at our little table in the gold room. It’s still a place of rest and time to enjoy some good food—on the diet of course.
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