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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 #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

Around the Supper Table #122 – Children of the Tribe IV – BE a Good Member of Your Tribe

In our society we are bombarded with the idea that men and women are equal. It has gotten to the point that our society can’t even distinguish what a woman is.  If you want to be one, you are one...... Read More

Around the Supper Table #121 – A Calm Psalm

I like to turn to Psalm 100 in the morning.  It is a true comfort to read, “For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endureth to all generations.”  That is like a calming wave of warmth that..... 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

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

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

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

Around the Supper Table #115 – Children of the Tribe II – Discipline

Last week I wrote a blog about some of the core ways a parent raises their children to be psychologically healthy and have a good relationship with God.  These included unconditional love, discipline, and the belief that God has a..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #114 – Children of the Tribe

When I was in school, my performance was less than stellar. What other kids were able to get done in class, I usually took home for homework. I was always amazed in school that kids said they were bored. I..... Read More