It's (almost!) the summer holidays! So to start off this sunny and restful few weeks for you all (ahem, that may be a lie.....) here are some links and lovely things I have found this month: How a 9 year old started a food revolution - an amazing story of how one little girl has … Continue reading July Inspiration
Two years ago I made a slightly crazy New Year's Resolution. Everyone else was resolving to run more, eat less and reform their habits. I resolved to start a Pudding Club. I guess you could call is resolving to invite more people into my home and enjoy more time with others, but I also just … Continue reading Farewell Pudding Club
It is well known that I have set myself a slightly insane life goal of feeding 5000 people in my home, and in order to do that I have developed some fail safe recipes that I know are tasty and easy to cook. This means that I can spend more time with the people who … Continue reading when trying to feed 5000 you need some good recipes!
Four per cent. That sounds like nothing. And as we near that figure for how many out of 5000 we have fed in our house, it sounds minuscule, it sounds small, it sounds insignificant. But in fact it is almost 200 different people. 200 different lives, 200 different stories, 200 different beings all loved by … Continue reading Feeding 5000 – almost at 4%
I often think about the challenge that I have set myself for my lifetime, that I discussed with and dreamt with God about. To feed 5000 people in my home. From the outside it seems ludicrous, insane and unattainable. But I know that I have a God of the impossible. Who can move mountains! To … Continue reading 20 at a time
So a year ago today, on the 1st February 2014, I posted my first item on "Rachel Ridler: Mum on a Mission". I have posted it again below for you all to reminisce and see if it is still any good!! The past year has totally transformed my life and I have had the honour … Continue reading BLOGIVERSARY! One year ago today….
Last January, as the clock rolled over to the New Year (actually I think it was in the morning as I slept through midnight and all the hype!) I considered what my resolutions for the year to come would be. Did I want to lose weight and get fit? No - my crazy child with … Continue reading The proof is in the pudding
It has been our joy and pleasure to play host this last week to the family of our lodger. For three nights in a row we were able to provide them with food and company, and they have indeed been added to the list of 5000 who have eaten under our roof (the total is … Continue reading Family is a funny thing….
My first ever blog post was about our family's challenge to feed 5000 people in our home over our lifetime. Now I am over 20 blog posts in and thought it would be nice to update everyone on how we are doing with the challenge!! My husband would say we are 2.5% of the way … Continue reading Feeding the 5000 – a brief update
I am pretty sure that all of us will have read or heard Jesus’ famous miracle of feeding the 5000. It will have astounded us all at some point in our lives. We read the story of 5 loaves and 3 fishes being used to provide a filling meal for all those hungry people, with … Continue reading Feeding the 5000 – a modern day challenge