It was an interesting afternoon. What started out as a pretty normal Wednesday, turned out differently altogether.

I headed into the pregnancy center, like I do every Wednesday, and when the clinic turned out to be quiet, I helped out with sorting donations and finishing a typing project for an upcoming adoption fair. No big deal, until I got an interruption that needed my immediate attention. My plans to stop at the store on the way home were thwarted, and when I finally got home to make dinner, I stood there, refrigerator agape, and saw exactly…


Just as I was about to call Kevin to pick something up on his way home, he was pulling in the driveway. This is where I would usually call for pizza, but perhaps you remember that we live in pizza delivery no man’s land.

Things weren’t looking good.

“We don’t have a thing to eat, and I didn’t get to stop at the store as planned.” I lamented.

“I really don’t want to drive back into town. You’ll come up with something.” he said.

Easy for him to say.

I went back to the fridge. Upon closer inspection, there was just enough fresh baby kale for two side salads, and half a cucumber, and some cherry tomatoes. Then I opened the freezer and poked around. Under a bag of frozen strawberries was a package of meat that we had just bought from the butcher. Steak, no less! I had completely forgotten about it. I started it defrosting. Then I found one good-sized sweet potato in my potato/onion basket. I cut it in chunks, tossed it in a little melted butter and cinnamon, and put it in the oven.

About 20 minutes later, Kevin walks back into the kitchen, where he sees all this in action, and where a steak covered in a dry rub is waiting for him to grill.

“I thought you said we had nothing to eat?! This is great!”

And it was. Quite delicious, in fact.

Isn’t it interesting how we can think we have nothing, but when we really start to consider what we do have, it turns out to be not just something, but more than enough? Perhaps it’s a good day to poke around your life and see what you can discover that you’d forgotten you had.

Your nothing may turn out to be a downright feast.


“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 ESV

But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.” 1 Timothy 6:6-8 MSG