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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 #113 – What Lives on After Us: Legacy

When my kids were little, I was able to earn extra money as a freelance writer. One of the most interesting assignments was writing speeches. I worked for a hospital foundation that had an awards dinner each year honoring a..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #112 – Comparison

1 Corinthians 12:25-27, “So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #111 – Standing up on My Watch

We have been visiting and delivering produce to families for over two years now, and some of the families have been there since day one. We’ve seen extraordinary things.  We’ve seen God bless our family as well as others.  God..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #110 – Growing Up with Brothers

A few years back, my brothers and I were helping Pa roof his house one summer. When we work together, we usually have at least one, if not ten conversations going. Well, I think this was the first time there..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #109 – Wheat and Tares

Good day, Friend.  Hope this finds you in love with Jesus.  There are times I ponder why Jesus used simple nature examples to prove a point.  They start with, “. . . a man who sowed good seed in his field..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #108 – Conversations are Necessary

My husband and I dated in high school, then got married after seven and a half years of dating.  When we were dating, he’d often tell me that he loved me, and I’d say, “I know,” with a confused look. ..... 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

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