Busy, busy, busy- one thing that almost every family has in common. There is never enough time and life doesn't offer a pause button. Thankfully, dinner/lunch/breakfast time is often a time that everyone can relax (once the meal is prepared!) and visit. I was really excited about the opportunity to review Whit's End Mealtime Devotions because my family loves Adventures in Odyssey and I really wanted for us to start doing devotions together. The book is very user-friendly and offers 90 five-course devotional menus that include:
-Mealtime Prayer- A fresh way to bless your food
-Appetizer- A fun question or activity
-Main Course- An object lesson or thought to chew on
-Table Talk- Questions to spark interesting discussions
-Vitamins and Minerals- A Creative way to thank God for your time together or a remind that God provides all we need
These devotions engaged all of us and made us really think and appreciate God's word. One lesson that the girls and I particularly enjoyed was called "Water, Water Everywhere". During dinner we were supposed to eat as much as we could without taking a drink. This exercise truly made us think about being thirsty and why we need to drink water. Then we talked about why God is called the "Living Water" and how crucial He was to our lives. The devotions only take about 5-10 minutes to complete but, of course, you can discuss the lessons as long as you like. 5-10 minutes was perfect for my family- short, sweet and to the point.
*I was given a copy of this book by Tyndale Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.*