Honoring God Through Eating Habits

March 31, 2014

The day has finally arrived for the launch of Rachel & Friends podcast. We unroll this first episode with a lot of enthusiasm (and a lot of burning the midnight oil!) Press play and you’ll hear it all! PS: I say it in the intro, but I have to give another mention to my husband David for being simply a 10/10 individual and big help.


Show Notes
Stefan’s blog: Counted Free
The Socially Acceptable Sin by Jason Todd
How Can I Conquer Gluttony? by John Piper
Why Children Matter by Doug Wilson
And, since we mentioned it, a recipe for a really good mac & cheese with bacon.

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  • Julie

    Hello, I found your website through your snickerdoodles. I went searching for good cookies, and was pleasantly surprised to find a fellow Christian homemaker. I really enjoyed the podcast, gluttony is a serious sin that leads to death, just like all of the other sins… But it has become something that is casually joked about, and isn’t considered to be a sin. I look forward to venturing further into your website.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks so much, Julie. I agree with you! I am so happy the podcast was helpful.

  • Cassandra

    I really enjoyed this podcast because this is something that I think about from time-to-time, especially after those church gatherings where everything seems to be so “rich”. I feel like gluttony and self indulgence is big in our culture. Or another “fad” I feel like I see is excess exercise then excess eating to “balance” it out. God gave us gifts to steward them– which includes our minds and bodies– we should eat to steward our bodies. I really enjoyed when your friend said, “it is about my heart” because it is very true. Thank you for your transparency during this journey that 99.9% of us battle with!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thank you Cassandra! So glad it was helpful

  • Alison

    I loved it Rachel!! I’m not one to sit and listen to podcasts (my husband does though) but since I love your blog I decided to give it a try. I’m so glad I did!! This is a topic that hits close to home and it truly meant a lot to me. I’m certain a lot of prayer went into it and it was worth it because this life was touched!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thank you Alison! I hope you like the episodes to come as well!

  • Emily

    So nice to hear your voice Rach, and encouraging and awesome to see your talents being used for God’s glory. I love your Christ-centered blog.


    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks Em! Great to hear your typed voice : )

  • I really really enjoyed the podcast. Stefan’s perspective on eating being a heart issue was spot on.

    Her vulnerability and honestly were so refreshing.

    I’m looking forward to your next podcast :)

    Btw…I noticed that you’re mutual friends on FB with Kevin Butcher. He was my pastor growing up and I babysat his girls all the time. What a small world!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thank you Rebecca. Yes, I love Kev. We met when I visited Detroit sometimes in college.

  • Shireen

    This was great. You discussed many things I have been thinking about lately. It was very thought provoking. I think God has placed a “hole” in everyone’s heart that only He and/or Christ can fill. When we try to fill it with other things we get addictions and idols and busyness. I am beginning to feel brave(?) enough to call on Him before or as I reach for more food. Thank you for addressing the topic of overeating. You reached my heart with both your specific questions and Stefan’s honest and vulnerable answers.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thank you, Shireen. I loved what Stefan had to say.

  • YAY! I just looked last night to see if what was live yet. Can’t wait to listen. The intro sounded great, love the music. Way to go, Rickster =)

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks, I was channeling NPR : )

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