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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.”

Old-Fashioned Pot of Beans

Print Pinto beans are another dish that seems like everyone around here knows how to make.  We all know that Nana decides how to season them as she is doing it, but she said if she had to write something..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #120 – Boast in my Infirmities

I’ve shared that I struggled with a good dose of anxiety and depression as a young adult.  It is something I don’t discuss often, because I don’t like looking backwards, and it can be embarrassing.  I am also terrified that..... Read More

Blackberry Cobbler

Print Anyone that has ever labored with love knows that something you’ve made yourself just seems to be better.  Well Nana often experiences this in her kitchen, but everyone that has helped weed, water, prune, or trellis the blackberries got..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #119 – Good Seed

Not too long ago I was picking black-eyed peas and discovered that some of what I was picking was not black-eyed peas at all. They were creamer peas. When ordering seed, we asked for black-eyes, but something must have gotten..... Read More

Cowboy Candy

Print We grow some pretty hot jalapenos, and we enjoy eating them fresh, but they are also used in many canned recipes to enjoy all year: Jalapeno Cheddar Bread, Nana's Hot Sauce, and many more.  One of our favorite ways..... Read More

Pancho’s Calabacitas

Print When the boys were younger, Nana and Pa often ate at Pancho’s Mexican Buffet.  Yes, the restaurant that lets you raise the flag to request more food.  Calabacitas was not the boys’ favorite dish, but Nana loved it.  Since..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #118 – Go Ye into all the World

Recently, while finishing up dinner around the supper table, Pa asked us what our role was in the Kingdom?  And then it progressed to who are we most like in the Bible?  These were difficult questions for me to answer. ..... Read More

Bacon Green Bean Haystacks

Print As you know, Nana often looks for new ways to prepare produce after each harvest.  She likes to call these her “company green beans.”  You know, the ones that you only make when you know someone is coming for..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #117 – What is Your Excuse?

The Bible says that when we are hearers of the word, but not doers of the word, it is like someone who sees himself in a mirror then walks away forgetting what he has seen.  To me that means that..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #116 – Children of the Tribe III – Leadership

Last time I wrote about Godly discipline of children. I discussed how discipline was primarily training a child and how punishment may be part of this, but it is not the core of discipline (Proverbs 22:6).  This week I want..... Read More