MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017

Move It to the Kitchen!

A true Southern style of visiting is absolutely the one I enjoy most. It’s more common than not to sit around the kitchen table and visit. The kitchen is the gathering place. It’s the hub of the home, the room of comfort, and an invitation to share. …


A true Southern style of visiting is absolutely the one I enjoy most. It’s more common than not to sit around the kitchen table and visit. The kitchen is the gathering place. It’s the hub of the home, the room of comfort, and an invitation to share.


Today’s family spends less and less time around the kitchen table. No, you can bet none of us are depriving ourselves of a meal, but fewer meals are spent with the family members intact, sharing their day and their problems. It’s a grab-bag, fast-food society. Moms working, kids involved in numerous sporting activities, dads pulling long hours at the office, it’s little wonder the traditional mealtime has been replaced.

If your family seems a bit undone at the edges lately, move it back to the kitchen. Nothing wholesome is going on in the family room around the television or behind a computer screen. Initially, things could be a little quiet or perhaps a bit tense. Give it time, work with opening up communication lines, and watch your family transform into a close-knit unit. If you’re a mom who works outside the home, plan your meals and inform everyone what time it’ll be on the table. You’ll be surprised how they find their way back to your kitchen. After all, nothing beats mom’s cooking. Oh, and don’t forget to pray for a special blessing on the food and the fellowship.

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