I like candles. The addition of candlelight adds atmosphere and festivity to any occasion. To me, they encourage a feeling of coziness, encouraging my guests to open up and share what is going on in their lives.
Scripture tells us to let our light so shine before men that they see your good works and glorify your Father which in in heaven.
Recently, I had one of those God moments that come out of the blue and just fill you with wonder at His purpose and plan.
I was a teen when Joni Erikson Tata had her paralyzing diving accident. I had been aware of her ministry for years. After hearing one of her segments on local Christian radio, I did an internet search to see if there were any local chapters in Ohio. Lo, and behold, it was in my own town!
I emailed them inquiring about volunteer opportunities, and once again, was surprised to discover a fund-raising dessert buffet occurring in less than 2 weeks that actually fit into my crazy schedule.
Participation in this event, led to something totally unexpected-an opportunity to cater a luncheon for Joni herself!!!
My friend, Renee, whom I met through the initial fund raising event and I conspired to plan this special luncheon. Turns out, we both LOVE that kind of thing, and took great pleasure in serving with attention to special little details.
Joni, herself, put it perfectly, when she said that she and her friends felt so loved when they saw the luncheon table dressed with care and candlelight.
Mandarin Orange Salad with Creamy Sweet & Sour Dressing