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 local non-profit dedicated to feeding our community. 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 topic 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, with additional access via our secret Instagram account. We settle in on the ordinary - what we’re reading, thinking about, and eating; and how we’re caring for the people close to us (along with ourselves!) I come bearing recipes, favorite things, and behind-the-scenes. I also regularly share the snack I’m trying hardest to hide from my family.

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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.


Shannan Martin
Mom/author/neighbor. The best of life is found in the crumbs.