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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 #91 – Finishing Strong

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily best us, and let us run with patience the race that is set..... Read More

Special K Treats

Special K Treats
Print Nana’s mom loved making this snack for her when she was younger.  She would always say, "Eat this.  It's good for you, because it's made with Special K."  Nana would just smile and enjoy the snack.   Ingredients 1..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #90 – How Can a Good God Allow Bad Things to Happen?

I'm sure everyone has seen what has been going on in the Ukraine over the last few weeks. Honestly, it would be difficult not to have heard something at this point. Slowly we have started seeing images of suffering and..... Read More


Print There aren’t many recipes that Nana follows exactly, but this is one of them.  She found it in an old Better Crocker cookbook years ago and continued to use it, because it doesn’t weep or pull away from the..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #89 – Cycle of Addiction

In my former life, one of my jobs was a counselor in a substance abuse residential facility. When I first started working there, I had very limited experience working with people with addictions, and I had many preconceived ideas about..... Read More

Coconut Cream Pie

Print This is one of Uncle Lee’s favorites, so Nana often makes it for his birthday meal.  If needed, you can follow Nana's meringue recipe to top this pie.  If you don’t like coconut, and you just want a cream..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #88 – God Controls the Seasons

This past week, we lost our cat Smokes. Smokes started meowing outside of the barn one morning and never left. I am not exactly sure where he came from, but I know God wanted to bless us with this special..... Read More

Oven Pot Roast

Print Anyone else have roast every Sunday?  This oven roast was a typical Sunday lunch when Nana was growing up.  Her mom would get up early Sunday morning to prepare the roast, then it would cook in the oven while..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #87 – Introduction of Nana: Wisdom Through Experience

Hello, my name is Sarah, but everyone calls me Nana.  Pa and I are the oldest at Sanctuary Family Farms, and I have had a myriad of experiences simply because of my age.  In all of those years, I can’t..... Read More

2-2-2 Gravy

Print This recipe came to us through Aunt Alisa.  If you ever eat her homemade biscuits and gravy, you’ll probably ask for her gravy recipe (and probably her yeast biscuit recipe).  She’ll reply by saying, “2-2-2.” The last ingredient is 2..... Read More