Welcome to The Soup!

I’m Shannan Martin, a mom/wife/neighbor in Goshen, Indiana. I’m a voracious reader, a wannabe-gardener, a news-geek, a thrift store-stalker, a justice-fighter, and an aficionado of not-too-spicy salsa. I’m also an author (Falling Free and The Ministry of Ordinary Places) and a cook at a soup kitchen. I fall asleep most nights thinking about breakfast.

How does this work?

Once a month, I send out a free issue of The Soup. It’s usually on the topics of Jesus, food, or community. (Most likely, a combination of all three.)

For those who want seconds (and thirds!) you can subscribe now for $5/month (or discounted at $45/year.) Paid subscribers hear from me 2-3 times a month. We settle in on the ordinary - dinner, budgeting, caring for the people close to us. I come bearing recipes, links, and favorite things. I also regularly share the food item I’m trying hardest to hide from my family.

Choose the free or paid option. Either way, you have to sign up!

PS - If you’d like to be a paid subscriber but the fee is a struggle (been there!) please let me know and I’ll add you to the list, no questions asked.