These are the two words that have been wrestling within me lately…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

You ever have the feeling that you aren’t doing enough? If you’re like me at all, the feeling comes quite frequently. It hit me again this Sunday. We weren’t doing much. We were relaxing. Doing laundry. Resting. It had been a busy week. We weren’t even planning…


We decided to let one of our favorite local breweries do the cooking today…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

The week before, Sarah had gone to brunch with one of her friends. The stories I heard from this meal were legendary. They had gone to one of our favorite local breweries — Crooked Ewe — but I had never had weekend brunch there. Sarah could not…


We got the grill back out for the first time this year…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

The weekend when we finally take the cover off the grill and fire it up for the first time is always a marker of sorts. …


It’s amazing how moving furniture or getting outside can help you see things anew…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

The sound was unmistakable. Even in my novice birding experience, I knew the sound of a sandhill crane. Yet, I was in a place where I did not expect this large, beautiful birds to be. Still, the sound was unmistakable.

That’s when I looked up.

There, far…


We whipped up a recipe with what we had in the fridge…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

One thing is for sure — there’s never a bad time to make tacos. They are one of our go-to meals. We make them quite a bit, but they are so versatile that you can customize them pretty easily. Today, customizing meant making do with what we…


Yes, we made the TikTok recipe that’s sweeping the nation…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

Something I’ve learned about myself is that I really enjoy re-enjoying things. I re-watch my favorite movies all the time. When I find music I like, I put it on repeat endlessly. This is no different when it comes to food. …


We continued the tradition…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

Traditions tend to pop up here in this space quite a bit. Cooking With Sarah is, itself, a tradition. Traditions can certainly get stale if they’re something we do in rote submission to the way things have always been. …


We hunkered down for the Super Bowl with pizza dip and chicken…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

This year’s Super Bowl party was obviously a bit different. We didn’t have a big gathering, and we didn’t go over to see any friends. But that wouldn’t stop us from making some special food for our own, private party. …


Being content with simple pleasures…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

Contentedness is an interesting emotion. Depending on whether you are optimistic or pessimistic in nature, you might look at the word in a different light.

The pessimistic reading is that to be content is to settle. That there are greater things out there and you are just…


The one where I come to terms with Tik-Tok recipes…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

Sarah often pulls recipes from Tik-Tok. This is a fact with which I have simply had to come to terms. I myself am not a Tik-Tok user. I don’t fully grasp it. But Sarah loves it, and she keeps finding great recipes. That’s a win-win, I’d say!

Aaron Charles

Christ-follower. Husband to @SarahLCharles. Simple moments hold great power. Connect with me at my website: www.aarondcharles.com

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