What Have We Been Eating (Spiritually)
Eating dinner together is a family habit for us. But reputable conversation amongst ALL family members is not. While trying out a new recipe we invited a guest to our table, Mr. Whittaker.
He actual brings most of the meal, spiritually, that is. He provided us with a:
- mealtime prayer
- main course
- table talk
- and even vitamins and minerals
Instead of just allowing pop-corn conversations, we are beginning each meal with Adventures in Odyssey, Whit’s End Mealtime Devotions: The Second Helping.
Dinner at Our House
Whereas the Engineer and I used to look over the water pitcher longingly at each other, silently screaming through our eyes to be rescued, we instead have found ourselves smiling at the wise observations from our brilliant children. Who knew dinner could be fun?
Dinner with four children hasn’t been nearly as exhausting. It has been SEVERAL nights since anyone was corrected for (literally) potty talk (at the table).
I even learned that the quahog clam lives for over 400 years! But God is everlasting.
Our Children Sit at the Table Readily
Taking often household objects, typically present on the table, many discussion launch from the seemingly simply and shift our children to think upon spiritual matters. Our children are riveted to the table instead of finding excuses to get up.
And I have to admit, I decided this book was sooooo meant for us . . . there is a devotion on aromatherapy!
Don’t Do Mealtime Devotions?
If your family meals are non-existent, start this devotion over a snack. Start somewhere.
Or if mealtime is chaotic, frustrating, loud, and void of meaning, Whit’s End Mealtime Devotions: The Second Helping is a great book to radically change what the family meal looks like.
If you like it, check out Whit’s End Mealtime Devotions: 90 Faith-Building Ideas Your Kids Will Eat Up!
I was sent Whit’s End Mealtime Devotions: The Second Helping to review. Upon reviewing Tyndale House Publisher’s newest mealtime devotion, I know that I would have purchased it myself, even if it wasn’t given to me for free. I was not paid for this post but the review does contain affiliate links.