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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 #169 – Remember the Past: Have Faith in God’s Promise

I was in Walmart last week and was surprised to see all the Christmas decorations.  I turned to Sarah, my wife, to see her reaction.  She said, “What happened to Thanksgiving?”  I replied, “I guess it’s gone.” I get a..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #168 – Commit and Trust

For whatever reason, I am a ‘prove it’ person. It doesn’t matter how small or simple the idea, I refuse to accept someone’s opinion or fact the first time I hear it, especially if they can’t present a well-informed defense...... Read More

Around the Supper Table #167 – Call to Arms

I've spent the majority of my adult life dealing with trauma. As a counselor, it is just part of the job. Whether it is a soldier talking about losing his best friend or a young boy talking about losing his..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #166 – God’s Plan is Good

My 26-year-old son recently adopted four abandoned kittens. Orphaned animals aren’t that unusual on a farm, but it’s a little hard to see Joseph as a caretaker. Sometimes, he can barely remember to feed himself. But as crazy as that..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #165 – Prized Possession

I’m not much of a fairytale guy. I didn’t play Prince Charming with my daughter and rescue her from the evil witch, godmother, scary beast, or even read the fairytales to her. But there is a story that I read..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #164 – Joy in the Morning

As I entered into my young adult years, I struggled with various mental health problems as I left the comfort of the scripted world of formal education and entered the work force.  As a result of much love and patience..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #163 – Because it is Mine

”And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines.” - 2 Samuel 23:11..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #162 – What is Your Truth?

Ok confession time. I am an emotional, sinful, fallen person. Probably no shock to most of you. I like to think of myself as an intellectual void of emotion that only rationalizes through my problems, but just below that veneer..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #161 – God’s Pruning: Part 2

In last week’s blog, I wrote about the verse in John 15:1-2 where Jesus said that He is the Vine, and we are the branches. I made the point that all blackberry canes need to be cut back, so they..... Read More

Around the Supper Table #160 – God’s Pruning

In John 15:1-2 Jesus says, “I am the true Vine and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away:  and every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth it, that it may bring..... Read More