Welcome to 52 Sunday Suppers.
Last fall, my friend Susie and I were roomates in sunny California at the Re:Write Conference. Early one morning, clad in our pjs over coffee and prayer, an idea began to percolate. An idea that combines our shared passion for meals. And family. And faith. We have lots of shared passions.
We started wondering about family meals. Not just our family meals, but yours, too. Susie and I realized we were definitely Sunday supper girls. We love the time honored tradition of a good, old-fashioned Sunday supper. We started asking around and it turns out you like Sunday suppers, too!
But, (and you knew there was one) it seems that for every cheer we heard for Sunday supper, there was a hesitation. Even confession.
Life is so busy. I don’t know what to cook. Sundays aren’t the best days for us.
I get it! Our family eats together almost every night. But, (see, here’s mine) our suppers have gotten sloppy. Manners have slipped, we rush through our meals, and some nights we are just downright skimpy on gratitude. Lately, after plates have been cleared and I’m alone in the kitchen washing dishes and sweeping crumbs I wonder, Why is my biggest passion—gathering family and friends around the table—such a challenge? It’s time for a change.
Meals matter. Family matters.
I believe this with all my heart and I know you do, too.
Take a minute and think about your most recent family meal. What does your supper situation look like? Maybe you aren’t eating together as a family as frequently as you would like. Perhaps, your children are grown and you’d like to share your table with neighbors and friends. Maybe you find yourself in a recipe rut and just need some encouragement and fresh meal ideas.
Susie and I made a commitment to encourage and hold each other accountable this year. We are challenging ourselves to 52 Sunday Suppers in 2013.
Take the challenge with us! Join us in a revival of the Sunday supper. Speaking of Sundays, maybe that’s not the best day for you. That’s ok! Our family has a Friday night Sabbath supper, which as you remember is my One Word for 2013.
How can you take part in 52 Sunday Suppers?
1) Make sure you are subscribed to my blog via email. It’s free and when you subscribe you’ll receive the weekly 52 Sunday Supper recipes, Mealtime Prayers, and encouragement.
2) If you haven’t met Susie Davis, go visit her blog and sign up to get her blog posts too. Trust me, you will triple heart love Susie.
3) Pick a day of the week for your Sunday supper. Although we eat dinner together most nights, we are going to be more intentional about our suppers on Fridays. (But, that might change during high school football season. Who knows? We may switch to Wednesday morning pancake breakfasts!) There’s a ton of grace here, friends. Do what works for you.
Join Susie and I each week for 52 Sunday Suppers. We’ll share recipes, conversation starters, prayers, even an occasional playlist to inspire your Sunday Supper experience.
Happy Sunday, friends!