A Loving Link

I got the call just a few days ago.  A friend had experienced complications in her pregnancy resulting in complete bed-rest. Not too long after that, she was rushed to the hospital and her baby was born months premature. My friend also required some serious surgery as well. Now, mom is home with her hubby and other children and a strong, sweet baby girl is in the hospital fighting for her life.

Of course we are praying for this family; our entire church has them on our hearts. And, to put feet to our prayers many of us are wanting to help, especially with providing food for the family during this difficult time.

At such times, usually one gal will spear-head a calling campaign to set up a meal rotation. However, this is the first time that I have ever been part of a meal-scheduling Internet group. I was so impressed with it, I just had to pass the link on to you!

My friend Sharon sent me an email with the link to this clever site. Foodtidings.com is a site where you can log on to create a meal schedule for a hurting family. In their own words:

Food Tidings exists to simplify the process of organizing meals for friends or family members in a transitional time of life. For someone who has just had a baby, recovering from surgery or injury, grieving the passing of a loved one, confined to bed rest, and almost anything else, receiving dinners from loved ones can be very comforting and helpful.

Now, I know setting up a schedule of meals by email is nothing new. However, this site eliminates the need for resending emails, hitting “reply all” ( or hoping you hit “reply all”!) thinking of new people to add to the list, checking and rechecking to see if someone new has taken a day, etc…

It simplifies the set-up process by creating a webpage where those who want to provide a meal can go. They pick a date, list what they’ll make (so there aren’t three days in a row of lasagna and jello salad) and even see the family’s desired meal time, special dietary needs or allergies.

If there is someone you know who cold use a break from the kitchen for a while, visit Foodtidings.com this weekend to get started!

So simple and such a great way to be Jesus’ hands and feet to someone in need.

Well, we’re off to our boys’ regional Homeschool basketball tournaments.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Helping Women Simplify Life and Glorify God,

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  • Hi Karen! I know you posted this in February, and I’m just now seeing it. How is your friend’s baby doing? I hope well.

    I wanted to say thank you very much for getting the word out about Food Tidings. I’m one of the co-creators of the site, and the reasons you liked it are the very reasons we created it. I hope it has been helpful in coordinating more meals for others in your circle in need.

    I hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas, and Happy New Year.
    Sincerely,
    Lisa