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Around the Supper Table


We gather around our supper table daily to share with family. Not only do we enjoy the hugs and laughter, but it gives us an opportunity to share our journey with each other so that we can strengthen and encourage one another.

We have created this blog in hopes that our struggles, and sometimes revelations, can help you. We know that life can be difficult, but it is only through Him that we “live, and move, and have our being . . .” as stated in Acts 17:28. He hasn’t taken our struggle from us, but He has given us purpose in our struggles that we may help each other. We appreciate feedback and prayer requests.

In Matthew 11:28-30 it reminds us to, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Nana’s Meatballs

Print When you think of meatballs, you automatically think of spaghetti (with homemade marinara), right?  Well, Nana also makes her own meatballs when making her wedding soup on cold winter days.  Yes, you can buy premade meatballs, but if you..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #169 – Remember the Past: Have Faith in God’s Promise

I was in Walmart last week and was surprised to see all the Christmas decorations.  I turned to Sarah, my wife, to see her reaction.  She said, “What happened to Thanksgiving?”  I replied, “I guess it’s gone.” I get a..... Read More

Pumpkin Roll

Print At Thanksgiving, everyone has their dish.  We know that Nana will do the chicken and dressing, Aunt Alisa will do the sweet dinner rolls, and this one is Aunt Ky’s.  This, like many of our favorites, are slight variations..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #168 – Commit and Trust

For whatever reason, I am a ‘prove it’ person. It doesn’t matter how small or simple the idea, I refuse to accept someone’s opinion or fact the first time I hear it, especially if they can’t present a well-informed defense...... Read More

Spicy Chicken and Shrimp

Print Aunt Ky loves spicy dishes and recreating what she’s eaten somewhere else.  She developed this years ago, because every time she went to Carino’s, this is what she ordered.  When she first made it, it was too hot to..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #167 – Call to Arms

I've spent the majority of my adult life dealing with trauma. As a counselor, it is just part of the job. Whether it is a soldier talking about losing his best friend or a young boy talking about losing his..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #166 – God’s Plan is Good

My 26-year-old son recently adopted four abandoned kittens. Orphaned animals aren’t that unusual on a farm, but it’s a little hard to see Joseph as a caretaker. Sometimes, he can barely remember to feed himself. But as crazy as that..... Read More

Green Chilis Raja with Cheese

Print When Nana smells green chilis roasting, she wants to make this recipe.  It is a quick go-to for Nana.  She’ll even make it for lunch when she’s especially excited about the chilis she’s picked that day, because you get..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #165 – Prized Possession

I’m not much of a fairytale guy. I didn’t play Prince Charming with my daughter and rescue her from the evil witch, godmother, scary beast, or even read the fairytales to her. But there is a story that I read..... Read More

Hominy and Green Chili Casserole

Print Don’t know if it is just us or not, but hominy versus corn is a big debate in our family.  It seems that either side is love or hate.  There is no in-between, but Nana is closing the divide. ..... Read More