Have you noticed that in the Bible, folks are always reclining at tables?
“When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table.” Luke 7:36.
Now I understand those were different customs, but still there is the image of relaxing, of spending time together, and of a more relaxed evening. Sounds simple enough, but it’s hard to do. There’s work, school, athletic schedules, and a dozen other things to juggle. Eating is often pushed off, held at bay until the last minute, solved by driving through a local burger place.
What’s a mom to do?
We can start to change. We can plan dinner into our schedule versus reacting to those hunger pains. We can place a yummy dish into the crock-pot before we leave for work. And we can start a garden containing herbs and a few vegetables—we can even start planning it now.
Amish stories appeal to us for many reasons. I like to think they can be a force for good and a path to a better, healthier lifestyle.
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