One of the fun aspects of blogging is finding out what readers choose to click on and read. Of course the inverse is true as well. To post something you think is worthwhile, only to see no interest in it on the part of others can be at times discouraging.
Not too long ago, I put in a plug for a series of posts at that I thought were noteworthy, and nary a soul bothered to click on over and take a look. So I am going to re-post on this issue, and may in fact make it a soap box issue, because something of immense ministerial value is being lost in our ridiculously busy lives. The family supper table.
In another previous post I referenced last week’s issue of BusinessWeek, where they were doing a story on a resurgence of McDonald’s Corp. In that story I ran across the following:
“Traditional meals are getting pushed and pulled into nontraditional hours as longer drive times and hours on the job combine with busier after-work schedules that take up more and more of the day. The idealized (emphasis mine) vision of a family gathering for a home-cooked dinner seem as dated as Father Knows Best” . . . . “People don’t sit down and have an organized meal today” . . . “Eating is something you check off.”
Call me an idealist, but I very much look forward to the family supper table. I grew up with a mother who cooked and prepared meals every day. To miss supper at home was an anomaly, rather than the other way around.
To that end I am going to recommend the following posts over at GirlTalk, and in subsequent posts, give you some of my own thoughts along the lines of the type of ministry that does take place and can take place at meal time.
- Some Dinnertime Fun
- Dinnertime Adventures
- Time To Cook
- Never Perfect
- More Than Dinner
- More Than Food
Follow this link and you can scan through all of these along with others in this series of posts the ladies put out on making the supper table a place of ministry, and making the act of preparing meals an act of ministry.
I hope you’ll take the time to read these posts and consider your own family time as it relates to meals and what you’re doing to make the most of it for the building up of your family for Christ.