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Dinner’s Done Call 911
Dinner’s Done Call 911

On my refrigerator are pictures of friends and family and animals and one of my dad falling off a chair laughing. There are magnets too. Imitation cabbages, cauliflowers, bittermelons, and pumpkins—all fitting the decor of the kitchen. The dieter’s favorite Bible verse is there: “He must increase but I must decrease.” Here are a few […]

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10 Great Reasons to Eat Dinner as a Family
10 Great Reasons to Eat Dinner as a Family

I have my meals planned this week. But rather than posting my plan (it’s just pasta Monday, fish Tuesday, meatless on Wednesday, frozen leftovers on Thursday), I thought I’d post my rationale for eating together.  When I was out walking recently, my daughter Katie said to me, “You know what I like about our family, […]

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Who’s Assembling Dinner?
Who’s Assembling Dinner?

Times have certainly changed. Home cooking used to involve thawing meat, peeling and slicing vegetables and planning on the time it takes for everything to cook. These days – so many recent television commercials would have us believe – home cooking is as easy as pouring a bag of frozen “Pot Roast with Vegetables” into a frying […]

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Take a “Family Dinner” Break Without Breaking Up the Family
Take a “Family Dinner” Break Without Breaking Up the Family

Do you support the idea of reviving the dying tradition of the family dinner? Do you believe in the importance of establishing routine and creating meaningful traditions? Do you agree that manners matter and parents should make an effort to establish healthy eating habits? I do too. I really do! So why do I sometimes […]

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Undivided Attention
Undivided Attention

We need to spend time with our children if we’re going to impact their lives. That includes dinner time! I used to sit down at the table with Dottie, before we even had kids, and I’ve always just loved to read the newspaper while I’m eating breakfast and having coffee. And one time Dottie just got […]

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Would You Like Fries With That?
Would You Like Fries With That?

Most of us agree we’re too busy. But what should get cut from the schedule? I’ve heard many of you quickly volunteering to give up cooking dinner. I’m deeply moved by your willingness to sacrifice. I have to confess I’ve wondered if home-cooking is really all its cracked up to be, anyway. My pantry if full […]

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Bond with your Family: Eat Together
Bond with your Family: Eat Together

It’s hard for me to forget about dinner. My thirteen year-old daughter, Alyssa, poses the same question daily. “What are we having for dinner?” she asks, usually in the early afternoon. Her inquiry makes me think, because I can tell that the answer is important to her. After I tell her what’s on the evening […]

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s day is just around the corner, bringing with it a true test for boyfriends and husbands. This year for Valentine’s do something a little different for that special lady in your life. It’s easier than you think. Start by understanding that what women want for Valentine’s Day is time and thoughtfulness. You don’t have […]

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Trials Come in All Shapes and Sizes
Trials Come in All Shapes and Sizes

We all know someone who is getting a divorce, dying of some awful disease, having severe financial problems, or whose children have turned their lives upside down. We recognize these as trials. But check it out–trials come in all sizes and shapes. 100% of human beings, married or single, experience hurt in their relationships. 100% […]

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You Will Be Repaid
You Will Be Repaid

Our online chat room is almost always open. Feel free to drop in for our daily chats or whenever, just to talk. In addition to our yearly Christmas concert, my church decided to host a Christmas dinner prior to the concert. We wanted to provide a full Christmas dinner, with all the traditional food and holiday […]

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