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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 #97 – Disappointment in Men, Not Christ

Has this ever happened to you before?  It’s your birthday, or in my family the day of your birthday party which is usually weeks after your actual birthday, and you are super excited about the day.  Your friends are coming..... Read More

Citrus Spinach Salad

Print There is usually an abundance of spinach in our garden this time of year, so Nana uses it as often as possible.  The first time she had this salad, she was a guest in Gigi’s house.  Many years later..... Read More

Around the Supper Table 96 – The Road Home

Recently we had a house cat that escaped to the barn, and although Pena is a beloved pet, she is a cat and does nothing on command, including “come.”  The kids were devastated as nothing was working to lure her..... Read More

Butterhorn Rolls

Print Aunt Alisa is our bread expert and having one good recipe is not enough for her.  She likes learning new ways to serve us delicious bakery items, and no one complains about her “experiments.”  This recipe has become a..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #95 – The Sin of Time

Pa Dedicating Jeremiah's Oldest
In Genesis 1, it says “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis describes in detail how God has made each piece of creation. At the end of creation, he looks across all of it and says,..... Read More


Print When Nana serves carne guisada to everyone, we know that we’ll soon have another great treat: Pozole.  The fun thing for Nana about soups and stews is that you can really add as much or as little of each..... Read More

Around the Supper Table 94 – A Leap of Faith Out of the Nest

As I look to the future, I feel like I’m a little kid again begging my dad to not make me ride the roller coaster.  It’s too big! it’s too tall! it’s too fast! I’m too scared!   I’ll be..... Read More

Carne Guisada

Print In the winter, do you imagine what warm dish you are going inside to enjoy - a delicious dish that warms you up from the inside out?  Try this recipe.  It is a traditional recipe and welcomed by many when..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #93 – Bible Heroes

If only we looked as cute as Sadi (in the picture) when we pouted.
I remember being in Sunday School when I was young and hearing about all of the Bible heroes.  What great men and women!!  Oh, how I wished I could grow up and be like them.  David killing Goliath, Sampson killing..... Read More

Banana Pudding – Less Sugar

Print Nana loves indulging those she loves with food, so when Pa was diagnosed with diabetes, she began to get more creative with her sweet indulgences.  When Pa has a craving for something sweet, this is a frequently used recipe. ..... Read More