Recently I read this: “Here's an idea: Let's buy Christmas presents from small local businesses and self-employed people. For example, from your neighbor who sells online, a local craftsperson who makes jewelry, the stunning local florist shop, the local bakers that bake homemade cakes, buns and chocolates. The guys that run a cafe or a salon, let's make sure our money goes to individual people, and not huge corporations. This way more local people will have a better Christmas. Support REAL PEOPLE.”
I've talked about Tabletop Truths before and have been so lucky to host a give away for them twice before! Last Christmas I was able to give away some of their Christmas mats and this year I get to give away more again!!!
These placemats are so fun and we LOVE them so much around our house. We have the Attributes of God, The Creation Story & The Armor of God and dinner times are so much fun when we are all talking about the truths on these placemats.
Tabletop Truths is offering a Christmas set to one of my readers. I'm so excited for whoever wins this!!! If you keep it, your kids will love it, and if you give it away you will be giving a great gift! If you are looking for a special gift for some awesome kids in your life, this is a great idea! There are many more besides the Christmas collection! I'm still looking into getting some more for my kids!
During dinner, we talk a lot what happened during the day (good & bad) and what all we have to be thankful for! I feel like our kids are learning that all good things come from God & we like to thank him for blessing us with food, a home, friends, etc. I love our dinner times!
OUr dinner conversations obviously vary depending on the days events, but we try to use dinner to talk about what we are thankful for and how God provides for us, whether it’s our food, friends, or the good things from the day.
We definitely talk about our day. We also have just started using the family devotional, Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God. So far, it has gotten some good conversations started!
My boys are just little, so our God conversations usually start with our prayers for dinner.
By praying & thanking God for our food every night.
we pray and we sing short songs before dinner to praise the Lord and we usually pray those without food and shelter during this time as well!
At dinner we always start with a prayer thanking God for our food and talking about what God has done for us that day. We just recently started every morning with a memory verse challenge and at dinner, our kids say the memory verse for the day and we talk about what it means for us.
We so morning devotionals with the kids before school. Then follow up at dinner about how we saw God at work.