Special thanks to guest blogger, Nina Horn, for sharing her family's story of how community deepens the experience of Rice & Beans Month. ___________ “Mama, can we eat rice and beans today, pleeeaase?” My four year old son begged as he came into the kitchen for breakfast....

Our simple meals are having a big impact! In Tanzania a lunch program is targeting the nutritional needs of vulnerable kids struggling with the effects of HIV. As their diets improve so does their health. Virginia Whitney, a Physicians Assistant from Oregon, experienced the results of...

"Planning to Eat More" written by John Dictson Every year, I find myself making lists of resolutions. Resolutions to pray and study the Bible more, to strengthen relationships with friends and family and, of course, to exercise and eat better. My annual resolution to eat better usually includes...

"Feeling Full" One family's reflections on the highs (and lows) of Rice & Beans Month written by Jen Johnson Although our family initially seemed excited for the beginning of Rice & Beans Month, it quickly became apparent that our excitement was more about the “idea” of Rice &...

"The Heart of Hospitality" Learning to trade entertainment for fellowship Written by Erin Holcomb I picked up the phone and swallowed hard, not knowing how awkward this call would be. I was about to make a leap into uncharted territory. I was inviting friends over for dinner. Hosting a...

[caption id="attachment_365" align="alignnone" width="548" caption="The Woodlawn Home Community is Eating Rice & Beans"][/caption]   My Imago Dei home community loves food. For years, we have hosted potlucks every other week with fun themes like international food, comfort food, red and green foods, casseroles, etc. Between potlucks, someone...

Before Rice & Beans Month, Doug and Anya Holcomb of Portland, Oregon shopped for food the way a lot of people do, stopping on their way home from work and rarely sticking to a grocery budget. “We often felt overwhelmed trying to figure out what to...

[caption id="attachment_278" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The San Francisco treat you say?"][/caption] This year was my first rice & Beans experience, and I was determined and excited to dive in as much as possible. Simplicity, solidarity, and sharing! Huzzah! I remember lining up my beans in rows according...