Where our Cravings Find a Home

Even though I’m not pregnant, I crave a lot of things.
I crave my warm bed when I’m on my way to work early in the morning.
I crave sparkling water after a workout.
I crave a hot meal at the end of a long day.
Yes, I sometimes crave bacon.

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If we take a closer look at our lives and our souls, we’ll discover cravings inside all of us. We all long for something.


We long for a home, a safe space just for us.
We long for rest when life throws us around.
We long for comfort when we witness so much pain and suffering in this world.
We long to belong to a group of people who accept and encourage us.
We long for that special person who will love us no matter what.
We long for real community, raw honesty and true fellowship.

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When two or more people sit down at a table together, they can satisfy their cravings for food. Good meals nourish the body, but they also strengthen the soul.
Sharing a meal together is so much more than just eating – it is a chance to build community, to share something real, to go deeper in a relationship.

The table is where our cravings and longings come together.
We’re invited to come and experience true acceptance and true satisfaction.


Writing for Five Minute Friday today.

Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People Lover. Writer.

10 thoughts on “Where our Cravings Find a Home”

  1. So much THIS: “Sharing a meal together is so much more than just eating – it is a chance to build community, to share something real, to go deeper in a relationship.” I’m in the 5 spot this week.

  2. “We long for real community, raw honesty and true fellowship.”
    A thousand times this!
    It just seems so much harder to really connect in these ways, the older I get, but so precious once I find it.
    Peace.
    Patricia (FMF#37)

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