The following “lesson” came from a Beth Moore Bible study on Deuteronomy (The Law of Love). I really do believe this with all my heart; it seems that too many families have strayed away from having family dinners together.
The dinner table should be a sacred place to come together and is not to be mixed with discipline (ouch!) or anything but feasting (not gluttony) as a family and in the presence of God. That sounds weird, I know….but Jesus really spent most of his precious time with people over food…it is a time to treasure and respect. A good thing to remember is to: “Plan your activities around your meals and not your meals around your activities.” I have found this to be the key to keeping our family connected, as God intended.
*Sharon Patterson is our guest blogger today. Sharon has been married for 21 years and has two daughters, ages 11 and 16. Her husband sells construction equipment for Vermeer Southeast, and her daughters are both cheerleaders. She’s a Contractor for Chick-Fil-A, Inc, in the Business Analysis Department. She has lived in Fayetteville, GA for most of her life but loves to travel to exotic places. She enjoys singing, gourmet cooking, running, and Women’s Bible studies.