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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 #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

Around the Supper Table #164 – Joy in the Morning

As I entered into my young adult years, I struggled with various mental health problems as I left the comfort of the scripted world of formal education and entered the work force.  As a result of much love and patience..... Read More

Crescent Delights

Print Although this dessert has bread in it, Aunt Alisa doesn’t make it from scratch.  This is a quick and easy dessert that doesn’t disappoint when served.  It takes the classic cinnamon and sugar combination plus cream cheese to create..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #163 – Because it is Mine

”And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines.” - 2 Samuel 23:11..... Read More

Caramel Apple Cookies

Print Awe.  Falltime.  One of the many things to look forward to in the fall is caramel apples.  If you love caramel apples, cookies, and all things fall try, these soft cookies with a rich icing.  Grab a cup of..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #162 – What is Your Truth?

Ok confession time. I am an emotional, sinful, fallen person. Probably no shock to most of you. I like to think of myself as an intellectual void of emotion that only rationalizes through my problems, but just below that veneer..... Read More

Garlic Asian Sauce

Print Sweet and sour sauce is traditionally served with our Asian meals including Hawaiian Stack 'Ems, but not surprisingly, Nana had to create another choice for everyone.  Sometimes she likes a savory alternative, so this was her creation.  Many of..... Read More