After all these years, I'm still learning about Sabbath. As I pray about ways to keep the Sabbath (especially with young children), I begin to consider special things I could do to set the day apart. Sure, we attend church, go on family hikes, or spend the afternoon in the garden together.
I even practice different spiritual disciplines like more journaling or solitude. I even take naps.
But I realize what's missing: Sabbath Delights in the form of very special food. My Southern husband remembers the big Sunday dinner you have after church down South, but everybody knows I'm not great in the kitchen.
So last night, my youngest and I decide to make a pastry that I loved as a child (recipe and photos coming next week). It's an Almond Kringle. It's possibly the most delicious treat I've ever tasted.
We wake up this Sabbath Day, and we all eat pastries. It feels so special and so set apart.
Can we make more? They all ask, smiling and happy and feeling special.
Only on the Sabbath, I tell them. Wait till next week when we'll all enjoy Sabbath Delights together.
Do you enjoy special foods on Sunday?