Episode #105: Heartfelt Mentoring to Transform Your Table
Thank you so much for the notes, emails and messages from all of you who have written me to tell me how much my new book is encouraging you and changing the way you think about your table. Kristen and I are so excited to begin our book study with you today about the discipleship principles in the book and to share some of the table conversation starters. We are learning so much ourselves as we prepare this 7-8 part series covering 14 chapters of the Lifegiving Table. I pray you will be inspired by what we share. Get your copy of the book and underline and copy the quotations in the book and join us as we discuss the mentoring principles that will shape your children as they learn to love God. (On sale right now!)
How can our table make Christ real to those who share life with us? How can it inspire them to serve him their whole lives? In this episode, Sally and Kristen begin a series on discipleship and invite you to discover how feasting invites you in to celebrate the delights, creativity, and personality of God.
WHAT WE TALK ABOUT:
-The example of the Life of Christ- feasting, caring for those he came in contact with, feeding them, preparing a place for them, touching them, and desiring intimate connection with them.
-How feasting fills spiritual, physical and emotional needs.
-The meaning of sanctuary and why is it important to create one for your family.
-What qualities of the table aid in reaching the personal harvest fields of our lives.
-Coming to the table is not just about the physical act of eating, but about sharing life as God designed and gave it to us.
-Approaching the table with an intentional purpose and expectation with shape how we cultivate it.
-What we can do to protect and set boundaries for our tables.
-Why the table is just like a beautiful piece of music: carefully arranged, thoughtfully directed, and passionately played.
"The Lord of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for all peoples on this mountain; A banquet of aged wine, choice pieces with marrow, And refined, aged wine." Isaiah 25:6, NASB
"When Jesus wanted to explain to his followers the meaning of his death, he didn't give them a theory, he gave them a meal"- N.T. Wright
"If the home is a body, the table is the heart, the beating center, the sustainer of life and health." Shauna Niequist
"For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things." Psalm 107:9
"For Jesus the home is not what defines the table; the table is what defines the home." Leonard Sweet, From Tablet to Table
I have a couple of more wonderful giveaways for you this week. Today, if you leave a comment on Amazon or Barnes and Noble about my book, if you share a photo of you holding the book on FB or instagram or if you share a photo of the book, leave a comment below and you will be entered to win this lovely assortment for fall--lovely napkins, a fall runner and these darling chargers. So much fun.
And happy week.