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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.”

8-Layer Dip

Print We have a joke that Nana can turn any leftovers into Ribeye steaks.  Of course, she cannot, but she can disguise them pretty good.  When serving this dip, it is often because she’s already served fresh pinto beans and..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #107 – Growing up White Trash

My mom had been working hard.  Waking before dawn, driving the hour to work, spending all day there laboring before coming back to where we lived, so she splurged.  She bought a brand-new Fender guitar and decided to take lessons...... Read More

Around the Supper Table #106 – When I am Weak, Then I am Strong

Recently, my Pa told me something along the lines of, “I love to see you smile, but every once in a while, I just want to see you cry.” In one word, Pa was asking me to be vulnerable, which..... Read More


Print If you don’t try something new, you’ll never discover something new.  Last year we had our first successful cabbage crop, so Aunt Alisa made sauerkraut.  It is so much better than the store-bought, so we are looking forward to..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #105 – A Letter to My Dad

As many of you probably already know, I worked as a counselor for nearly eighteen years. The first seven years of my counseling career, I was in grad school. When I started grad school, I was quite cocky. In my..... Read More

Corn Salad

Print This is a recipe that Nana came back with after visiting Israel.  She often serves it when we celebrate Passover, and it is so refreshing to eat on a hot Texas summer day.  Most of her other recipes with..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #104 – Difficult Times are Upon Us

Good morning, friends.  I pray your day is filled with peace and joy.  This was a hard blog for me to write.  I’ve stared it three times, and each time it was not what Jesus wanted me to talk to..... Read More

Jalapeno Pimento Cheese

Print When the hot Texas summers arrive, a cold sandwich begins to sound good during the middle of the day.  Nana uses this recipe as a break from a bologna or turkey sandwich.  If she’s cooking for someone, she’ll often..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #103 – Showing Faith with Works

Usually when God gives me a message, He gives me the introduction, and as I, out of faith, write it, the rest of the message is given.  The hardest part is having the faith to commit to following through with..... Read More

Jalapeno Cheddar Bread

Print If you get something new, you have to break it in, right?  Well, Aunt Alisa used her new Dutch oven to make this delicious and beautiful bread. We enjoyed it when she served it and hope that she gets..... Read More