Friday, July 16, 2010

Family Fridays--FOREVER FAMILY-Part 11-Fellowshiping Together-Spiritual Sundays

I am late getting my Family Friday post published because it was actually a busy Family Friday from beginning to end.
As I handed Jase the 3 plates to put on the table for his Dad, himself and me, for a late dinner,
he said, "Oh I love eating together! And, I love cooking together!"
That was really "music to my ears" ! It is so good to have him home. He does enjoy cooking a lot. We had Fresh Tomato Pasta. The recipe is in Kelly Minter's Ruth Bible Study Book. It is delicious. I knew when we had it at Bible Study that Jase and Jeff would both like it a lot! After dinner, we listened and talked a lot. Kelly includes recipes in her Bible study books because. . .here is how she says it:

"We also wanted to eat with one another because we think it’s Biblical and perhaps more honestly, because we love food. We discovered that cooking together, sharing recipes, and lingering around one another’s table set the tone for the deeper things God wanted to do in our lives. Dinner and discussion relaxingly primed us to share what we had learned from the study of God’s Word. After all, there’s something wonderfully disarming about the conversation that takes place around a dinner table."

Our day began with a call from our oldest son, asking if I could meet him in a town between our homes, to take care of Madasyn, while he went to the eye doctor.

Well. . .let me think about it. . .of course! Jase, Madasyn and I spent most of our time together in the LifeWay store. "Grrama" and Madasyn found books and a God's Princess cd that we just had to get and Jase chose a smaller Bible. We were so busy having fun, that I didn't get pictures!When I saw this Every Day Bible Story Collection-RUTH & friends, I just couldn't resist getting it. I also got her the NOAH book in this series. These books include a dvd with each book. Each book has many Bible stories. Each dvd has each of the stories that are in the book, plus songs, too. Jase and I also spent part of our Friday with my brother, sister-in-law, nephew, Mom and Dad, spending a lot of time listening and talking.

I want to share these words from the song Dependent by Dutton Band,

"We are made to stay Connected to each others' lives."

The song says "God gave us dependent souls."

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Hope you had
a fun-filled, family Friday and have a
great weekend connecting with others in the flesh, and maybe a little time to read some encouraging blogs, too!


  1. Oh Sandy ~ it just sounds so wonderful! FEASTING on Gods Words together while sharing a wonderful meal along with all that God has done! I know how precious it is to just sit and talk with my DH or as a family around the table! It truly is amazing to experience!!

    Have a blessed weekend my dear friend! Love you and hope you are feeling better today!

  2. Hi Sandy, Thanks so much for your kind comment and visit. Growing up, my family (5 of us) always sat down and had prayers, meal time, and discussion with one another. It's just husband and me now, but we still do the same.
    Sounds like you had a great time with family and especially the granddaughter. What a blessing!
    Wishing you a blessed weekend.

  3. Your family sounds the way famlies should be...together...helping each other...and sharing. This is a feel good post.

  4. Even though our children are small, we love to eat together! I think it is wonderful that your family loves to be together so much!

  5. Sounds like your family is on the right track. Thank you for sharing these experiences with us.

  6. Grammy time is the best time...I agree the dinner table always stimulates the most honest conversations. Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Family time is so precious! Thanks for sharing this.

  8. Sharing and enjoying time with our family is one of God’s precious blessings.
    Sweet Blessings,

  9. I think I will have to go to the book store and get some of those books for my grandchildren. I like the fact that they have a dvd with them. I have a couple but I need more. Family time is priceless!
    God Bless,

  10. Hi! Sandy, this post was so precious! I just Love family time! I fixed lunch for my bunch today!,its usally on Sunday evenings, but I missed church today, and decided I would do lunch for them, so they all came from church and ate it up! They all said it was good!,and lifeway is my store, usally me and daughter, and granddaughter end up there when we go to Tyler. My Hannah loves her books section. Oh! what a fun day!:)with family!