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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

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

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

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

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

Around the Supper Table #92 – Praise You in This Storm

Recently, I was looking at a painting of an arid region similar to ours, and I noticed that all of the color was in the sky, not the landscape.  It struck me, because I like color.  I like life.  I..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #91 – Finishing Strong

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily best us, and let us run with patience the race that is set..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #90 – How Can a Good God Allow Bad Things to Happen?

I'm sure everyone has seen what has been going on in the Ukraine over the last few weeks. Honestly, it would be difficult not to have heard something at this point. Slowly we have started seeing images of suffering and..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #89 – Cycle of Addiction

In my former life, one of my jobs was a counselor in a substance abuse residential facility. When I first started working there, I had very limited experience working with people with addictions, and I had many preconceived ideas about..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #88 – God Controls the Seasons

This past week, we lost our cat Smokes. Smokes started meowing outside of the barn one morning and never left. I am not exactly sure where he came from, but I know God wanted to bless us with this special..... Read More