“…and Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth in me shall never thirst.” (John 6.35)
Jesus refers to himself as the “Bread of Life” in the Gospel of John, and He tells us that unless we “eat His flesh and drink His blood, we shall not have life within us.” Therefore, the word “bread” takes on several meanings in the bible. Inviting Jesus into our lives each day and aligning ourselves with His Word is how we receive “our daily bread” so that we shall never be spiritually hungry. But there are also many other references to the word “bread” in the Bible—from Genesis 3:19 onward it is well understood that “bread” stands for food in general. In many cases, the “food” referred to in the Bible was a type of bread made from stone ground whole grains—ancient grains!
Traditionally hailing from the fertile crescent in Egypt and Israel where Moses and Jesus lived, as well as other parts of the world such as Central America, South America, and Asia, an “ancient grain” refers to species of whole grains and seeds that have been part of the human diet for 10,000 years, but haven’t been modified over time by plant science, as opposed to more widespread cereal grains such as corn, rice and modern varieties of wheat, which are the product of thousands of years of selective breeding.
For many years, archaeologists have reported finding the remains of these grains in ancient sites. For example, researchers in China found the remains of charred wheat and millet in Yunnan that are thought to be nearly 4,000 years old, and in 1991 archaeologists discovered the body of Ötzi the Iceman protruding from a melting glacier in the Italian Alps that had been preserved in ice for over 5,000 years. His last meal was preserved, examined and found to include einkorn wheat!
To find out more about these ancient grains, Dee McCaffrey will be thoroughly exploring all your options at the upcoming Beyond Faith and Food Meeting on Monday May 23rd, 2016 at 6:30-7:30 in room A103.
Kimberly’s food demo was amazing and we all had the chance to sample gluten free bruschetta. You can access those delicious recipes by clicking here for the May Handout!
And last but certainly not least we learned techniques to combat the pesky annoying cellulite that can be a side effect from eating too many processed foods. There are exercises and dry brushing techniques to help the appearance in your May Handout.
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Next Topic: The Wonders of Water!
June 13, 2016 6:30-7:30 A104
This will not be another boring class about drinking water! Come expecting to learn fun new ways to add flavor to your water. We will be giving away prizes, playing games and spending an hour to change your life one little choice at a time.