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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Whit's End Mealtime Devotions Book Review- Focus on the Family

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.*

1 comment:

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

I used to love Adventures in Odyssey. Haven't heard it in awhile though. Have you ever seen Duck Dynasty? They end each episode with mealtime prayers. I love that. I think that is my favorite thing about the show.