Have you ever wondered how you can make family meals a more meaningful experience for your family? Listen as Above Rubies Director Nancy Campbell shares how families can create meal time memories on today’s Home School Heartbeat with HSLDA President Mike Smith.
Nancy, we’ve all heard as Christians we should be doing family devotions at meal time. Can you give us any practical advice on how we can actually do it?
Family devotions shouldn’t be a long, drawn out event, but life-giving. A short Bible reading with questions is far better than a long reading where children go into a daydream. And if you have little children, one scripture may be enough. As your children grow, you can read more, or even up to a chapter. At the moment, we actually read the Daily Light, which is a compilation of scriptures on a particular subject. We read one for the morning for our family devotions in the morning, and we read one at the supper table in the evening for our family devotions. And then, we never leave the table without praying together. Everyone prays, right down to the youngest one. At the table we go right around. And this is world-changing! I believe we are changing and affecting the world from our family table. I believe that if families would come back to the family meal table, and would have their devotions and all pray together that we could see mighty things happen in this nation.
Thank you for your helpful advice, Nancy. And until next time, I’m Mike Smith.