Matthew’s Kitchen

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Hi, I’m Matthew, a husband, father, United Methodist Minister, Amateur Chef, former Army Sniper and Modern Day Mystic who is passionate about practical spirituality, cooking, and travel. Below, you’ll find recipes, devotions, and a few stories about the adventures that Kate and I share as we check items off our travel bucket-list!

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A Chapter Well-Written

Reading is one of my favorite hobbies. I am always reading 2-3 books at one time; usually 1-2 non-fiction books and a good solid work of fiction. At present, my non-fiction reading list includes the complete works of Plato, and one of his successors, a man by the name of Plotinus. Because I like to…

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On Different Pages

There is a story about a young boy named Tommy who only had one good eye. One morning as he left for school, Tommy’s grandmother gave him a dollar and asked him to go buy a loaf of bread on his way home. Realizing that he had a test that day, Tommy decided to stop…

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Mr. Holland’s Opus

In 1995, MGM studios released a movie starring Richard Dreyfus called Mr. Holland’s Opus. The movie told the story of a high school music teacher whose sole ambition it was to write a great American symphony. As the story unfolds, viewers enter into this teacher’s lifelong journey with music, experiencing the joys and struggles both…

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About Me

Hi, I’m Matthew. I’m a second-generation ordained United Methodist Minister, amateur chef, and sixth generation army campaign veteran. I would love to share my story with you and I often speak about different aspects of what I’ve learned along the way. Read more

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