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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 #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

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

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

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

Around the Supper Table #102 – Hearing from God

Recently, I was reaching for an irrigation hose on the ground, and I heard a very soft, indistinct rattle. It sounded a little like the air that escapes from a water hose when you inadvertently step on it. I froze...... Read More

Around the Supper Table #101 – What did you do that for, Dad!

As I click the seatbelt and pull the slack, my three-year-old son asks me, “Dad, why do we have to wear seatbelts anyway?” Immediately replying without thought, “Because I don’t want to get a ticket!” I went about making sure..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #100 – God’s Promises

Over the last couple of years, I have really been struggling with some events, circumstances, and changes in my life.  Just in the last year alone, I have left a job that I loved and a place that had been..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #99 – Maturing as a Mother

Mother and Son
Every since I could remember, I wanted to be a mother.  When other kids dreamed of lofty careers or a dreamy place to live, I didn’t care.  I couldn’t for the life of me pick a career, partly because I..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #98 – Doing God’s Will

Bekah Doing Crafts
Hello, my name is Bekah, and I am 13 years old.  I spend most of my free time creating things and giving them away to other people.  I love to create designs with my scroll saw, build things out of..... Read More