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Our Life Giving Table Fall Edition Inspired by Sally Clarkson’s New Book The Life Giving Table

Our Life Giving TableFall Edition

As a homeschooling family, much time is spent gathered around our dinner table. It is the place where we eat, yes, but it is so much more than that.

Our dinner table is the place where we do school, make crafts – even messy ones, the place where my kids get to help cook different meals, the place where we read and paint.

Our dinner table is the place where many of our family memories are being made.

The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table

Our table is scratched, stained with different colors of oil paint and it is okay with us. We realize this is just a season in our lives. Someday, we may have a new table with zero scratches and perfectly looking wood. However, the fact that my table is the way it is signifies that it is loved by a group of people.  I would not have it any other way. 

As we spend even more time around the table, I am going to delve into Sally Clarkson’s new book, The Life Giving Table. She is such a candid, well-spoken, sincere woman. I look forward to her new book and learning more ways about to make my table more Giving than it already is. 

Sally Clarkson’s book, The Life Giving Table, is an inspiration to make the most of the time we spend gathered around this wooden table. Her book is inspiring us to grow, to connect, and to invest our time during meals into more than eating food, but to be together as a family where many of our memories are being made.

Her book also comes with a companion book to help digest the content of her book into applicable lessons.

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The Lifegiving Table: Nurturing Faith through Feasting,The Lifegiving Table: Nurturing Faith through Feasting,The Lifegiving Table Experience: A Guided JourneyThe Lifegiving Table Experience: A Guided Journey

In some ways, my dining table makes me think of the book The Giving TreeOur table gives, gives, and gives. This is the place where gather to make memories, to pray, to read our Bibles, where we have conversations, where we work hard to edify one another. Our table is the place where we put our phones away to just be with one another. 

As we enjoy meals, read books, take pictures, spend time together, our table is the place where our fondest memories are being made to last a lifetime.  Research also shows that families that eat together are healthier and closer. Children who have a healthy experience around the table are also healthier adults later on in life. 

The table is a place to cherish one another, build each other up, engage in conversation, hear jokes, hear about each other’s day, ask questions, answer questions. 

The table is the place to be together. 

The table is the place to be united.

The table is the place to grow in love. 

The table is the place to grow closer together as a family and closer to God. The maker of all things. 

 

What is your Life Giving Table like? Will you be reading Sally Clarkson’s new book? Let me know in the comments. 

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Illustrated Faith 18 Month Planner Deal and Special Code

 

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Dayspring has launched a beautiful faith-inspired planner. I couldn’t love it more!!!  Be organized with monthly and weekly spreads, as well as full-year views, with this lovely, Illustrated Faith 18-month agenda!  Space provided to give you room to draw, jot notes, and doodle—styled with gold foil accents and beautiful designs—inspirational messages and Scripture throughout for encouragement!  A perfect agenda for getting organized, expressing yourself, and being encouraged!

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  • Size:  7″W x 9″H x 7/8″D
  • 18-month agenda (July 2016 – December 2017)
  • 2017 & 2018 year overviews
  • Expanded monthly format and weekly format
  • Weekly format begins on Monday of each week
  • Scripture and inspirational quotes
  • 18 laminated tab dividers
  • Note pages, lined pages, grid pages, blank pages, and coloring pages
  • Colorful labels for noting events
  • Interior pocket page
  • Lay flat design
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Happy Planning!

 

Fabi

 

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How to Keep a Prayer Journal

 

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This year I decided to write down my prayer requests in a prayer journal. I’m quite fond of notebooks, so I like to use a lined notebook, a Bic pen,  and Sharpie pen for underlining and doodling on my Bible and journal.  By the way, these Sharpies are great for writing on the Bible since they don’t bleed through the pages and they come in fine point.

How to keep a prayer journal?

  1. Write in Detail: Although we know God knows, we can write down a detailed situation or prayer request. Writing it down helps me organize my thoughts and sentiments regarding prayer requests.
  2. Record the Date: It helps me to see how God is moving, perhaps He is answering in a way that is different from what I would expect but writing down the date helps me to see that He is indeed at work and that He is doing something whether is the way I would hope or not.
  3. Scripture: Write down the verses and Bible stories that you see God using to speak to you. God and the Holy Spirit use Scripture to help you, encourage you so that you know that He is with you.
  4. Record Updates: This is related to number 2. Write down how you see God moving. Write down what happened or what didn’t happen.
  5. Writing down in a journal is another way to lay it down at His Feet.  It really helps me remember that I am not in control, because God is overseeing everything. Sometimes, it is so easy to want to be in control or not do anything because of fear…but when I am writing it down my requests, I am realizing that there are things that are just beyond anything I can do.

 

Keeping a prayer journal helps me to remember that I need to be still and wait upon the Lord.  -Fabiola W. 

The purpose in keeping a prayer journal is so that it can serve as a reminder of God’s faithfulness. It is helpful to look back on different life experiences and really see how the Lord worked those situations out.

I encourage you to keep a journal, to talk to the Lord and be open with Him. You will be soon be on your way to discovering how God will answer your prayers!

Fabi

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