Devotions from the Kitchen Table by Stacey Edwards is one I picked up because my parents’ kitchen table changed my life. And it changed, and continues to change, the lives of so many people. I have a love for “the table” and have written about it often here on Inspiration Clothesline. After reading the book Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist I began to really explore this concept, but it’s always been a part of my life. My mom is a wonderful cook, a consummate hostess, and truly knows how to make people feel accepted, welcomed, and understood in her home and around her table. My parents opened their hearts and their homes to so many people in my lifetime and continue to do that for us, our children, and those in our lives. Sharing my parents and their kitchen table with others is truly a gift. The heart of their table is Jesus, and a selfless love that puts others first.
I can think of countless times I, my family, or my peers have poured out our hearts around their table and were truly heard, not judged, were prayed for, and left feeling known and maybe just a little bit more inspired or clear headed. I am forever grateful for the community they have built around their table. Finding a book of devotions that centers around the kitchen table was like a cherry on top the sundae – a true delight. The photography is gorgeous, homey, welcoming, and inspiring. Each of the 100 devotionals includes a Scripture verse and a single sentence prayer you can meditate on each day. I love that the Scriptures come from a variety of translations, using mainly the New International Version, but also referenced are the ESV, HCSB, NASB, NLT, and Message; the prayers are simple; and the devotions themselves are thoughtful and thought provoking. You do get to know Edwards some through these stories, but they are focused on life with Christ in your day to day living. Challenging questions are posed, thought provoking statements get you thinking, and the prayers left me meditating on the things of Lord. I’d highly recommend this enriching and beautiful devotional
This book will make a wonderful gift, or be a great one to literally keep on your kitchen table (which is where mine is right alongside two other daily devotionals I like to dive into – Savor by Shauna Niequist and New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp.) I hope you’ll take a look at these and the devotionals linked below to find one that might help you dive into God’s Word daily or to pick up as a gift for someone in your life.
I’ve been learning anew this year just how important daily time in God’s Word learning about His character and His promises is to a living and growing relationship with Him. I’ve also found myself oh so grateful for a community to sit with around the kitchen table who will dive deeper, invest in, and grow with me.
I received a copy of this book from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.
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