Tables

I’m back at my dining room table after 6 weeks away from it.  Summer Break 2015 is about to be a memory.

I like sitting here.  It’s where I start my day, where my thoughts gel, where I talk to God over my first cup of coffee in the morning.  It’s where I can look out my front porch to see the first rays of the sun hit the tops of the pine trees on weekends, and when I can see the first gray light of morning on the days I’m up earlier for work. It’s where I write in my journal, read my Bible, type out blogs, think.

Oh, and occasionally I eat here too.

I’ve sat at many other tables over the past month and a half.  Restaurants in Savannah and Kinston and St.Simons Island.  Family tables in Towaco and Point Peninsula and Pine Brook and Reading.  Tables where we laughed and ate and reminisced and planned for the future.  Tables where we prayed for safety, job changes, financial decisions. Tables with birthday cakes and good Jersey vegetables and lake trout fresh from the fishing poles of a nephew and brother-in-law.

Sometimes we ate at those tables, sometimes we just talked.  But at each of them, we tasted and saw that the Lord was good. (Psalm 34:8)

The Lord fed me over this break with some amazing food.  But He also fed my heart with other blessings – family, friends, rest, refreshment.

So as I sit here at this particular table with vacation behind me, I know that I’ll be able to keep tasting that the Lord is good.  He’ll continue to provide and protect and bless in ways that will bring Him glory.  I’m so thankful for the “Tables of Summer, 2015”.

And now that I’m back at this one, I’m anxious to see what God has planned.

Oh taste and see that the Lord is good.  Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Psalm 34:8

How sweet are Your words to my taste!  Sweeter than honey to my mouth.  Psalm 119:103

“My people shall be satisfied with my goodness”, says the Lord.  Jeremiah 31:17

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