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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.”

Around the Supper Table #125 – Have a Blessed and Peaceful Thanksgiving

“O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.” Psalm 105:1 It is that time again when we as a family, tribe, and hopefully as a nation give thanks to the Lord.  Everyone..... Read More

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Print As much as Nana loves to cook, she enjoys her kitchen even more when she is surrounded by her grandkids.  Through trial and error, she has discovered that Michaela enjoys making cookies.  There is something about watching each batch..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #124 – Making a Living or Learning to Live

Anyone else ever dread social events (1) because of the social expectations of minding your manners, and (2) because of the dreaded question, “So, what do you do for a living?”  Since I was a child, I wanted to know..... Read More

Chop Suey Cake

Print Who had this growing up?  Aunt Alisa has fond childhood memories when her Nanny made this for her.  Hope your family can enjoy it as well.   Ingredients Cake 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 1 20-ounce can crushed..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #123 – Selling Salvation

It all began in grade school, when I would go to school the first day with my 8-crayon pack in my cigar box (Yes, I’m that old!), along with my big fat pencil, and my Big Chief tablet.  Many other..... Read More

Apple Pie

Print We harvested enough apples this year to can more apple slices and make applesauce for the first time.  Nana has made apple pies for years, but of course, it tastes so much better when you know how much blood,..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #122 – Children of the Tribe IV – BE a Good Member of Your Tribe

In our society we are bombarded with the idea that men and women are equal. It has gotten to the point that our society can’t even distinguish what a woman is.  If you want to be one, you are one...... Read More

Cheesy Corn Grits

Print Are grits only supposed to be eaten at breakfast? If not, when?  We love them at any meal.  Sometimes it is a simple side, and sometimes it is part of a scrumptious main dish.  Brown sugar can be added..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #121 – A Calm Psalm

I like to turn to Psalm 100 in the morning.  It is a true comfort to read, “For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endureth to all generations.”  That is like a calming wave of warmth that..... Read More

Old-Fashioned Pot of Beans

Print Pinto beans are another dish that seems like everyone around here knows how to make.  We all know that Nana decides how to season them as she is doing it, but she said if she had to write something..... Read More