All the family was sitting at the dining room table
eating supper (dinner for the Northerners).

I ran out of tea, and got up to get some.
Dad said, "Where are you going?"
I said, "To get some more tea."
He said, "Son you already drank a whole glass."
I said, "Yes, Sir. But I'm still thirsty."
He said, "Fine. Eat now, drink later."

That was over 60 years ago.
To this day, that's what I do.
Eat first, drink later.

Deut 6:4-7
4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
6 And these words, which I command thee this day,
shall be in thine heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children,
and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house,
and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down,
and when thou risest up.

LIGHT from the WORD.

Kids learn a lot in family time.

What happened to the dining room?
What happened to family meals at the dining table?

Nowadays, we're TOO BUSY!
Mom & Dad usually BOTH work.
And, fast food seems to be the thing.

But kids need FAMILY TIME!
They learn such things as self-discipline, respect for elders,
manners, and how to cope with difficulties by laughing.

At the dining room table, in a family meal, children learn
to PRAY.
They learn to honor God by asking Him to bless the meal
for nourishing their bodies.
They learn to honor God by thanking Him for the food He
has provided.

And, parents can TEACH at this family gathering.
They can teach manners, self-discipline, respect for others,
and how to laugh through troubled times.

Parents can also teach Scripture in this important time.
They can teach Bible study is important.
For instance: Ps 1:1-3 and 2Tim 2:15.

Let's get back to family meals and parental teaching!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce