Archive for February 12th, 2012

Family Dinners

One of the most important and gratifying things that I do most days is sit at the dining room table to have dinner with my family.  As busy as life gets, it’s a blessing to spend quality time together.  We debate random topics, tell silly jokes, laugh at one another’s antics, and share stories about whatever is on our minds.  Phones go unanswered,  televisions are off, and video games and laptops sit idle.

I cherish each family meal that we enjoy together, because the children won’t live at home forever.  In our case, because 3 out of 4 of our children are teens, the clock is ticking and fast! 

Father,

Thank you for slowing us down enough each day to make family mealtime a major focus.  It’s easy to forget about what’s important when we’re slaves to the busyness of things that really shouldn’t be priorities.  I pray that the children will look back upon family dinnertime with fond memories and perhaps someday choose to continue the tradition in their own homes.  In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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