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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 #127 – Looking Back . . . or Not

In this holiday season, as I pull out boxes and unpack ornaments, it’s a little like a time capsule. I remember the times over the years when I purchased the keepsakes—hopefully to remember something that seemed important like a trip,..... Read More

Caramel Apple Glaze

Print This glaze was created as an experiment when Aunt Alisa made apple fritters one time.  After cooking the apples, Nana couldn’t bear to see the apple juice thrown away.  The glaze turned out delicious and beautiful, so we wrote..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #126 – Children of the Tribe V-KNOW

In the last blog we talked about leadership in the family and the BE of the Be, Know, Do Model of Leadership.  In this blog, I want to talk about the KNOW part of leadership.  As a quick reminder, the..... Read More

Apple Fritters

Print Nana enjoyed making corn and jalapeno fritters, and she would change the “mix-ins” when she wanted a sweet fritter.  Now that the apple harvest is in for the year, she and Aunt Alisa wanted to try a new sweet..... Read More

Accidental Applesauce

Print We are aware that this recipe may not be helpful unless you have a couple of apple trees or access to a friendly neighbor.  We still wanted to share, because the result was delicious and exciting to discover.  Before our..... Read More

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