Sally has long been a kindred spirit even though we don't know each other. We have shared interests in mentoring, discipleship, training and teaching our children, opening our homes and lives to others.
This book, which I've read a preview of, is my heart too. We've used our 'table' to build relationships with our children, our families, friends, fellow workers, young people, old people and every age in between. To share our faith, spread encouragement, help carry burdens.
Sometimes, it has been a full blown Thanksgiving meal with three tables set up. Other times it has been coffee and dessert. But all of it has been with the heart of welcome and care and "I want to know you better," or "come celebrate with us!"
I had a friend say to me, "My heart is to do this but we don't have a nice big table, that I'd love to have!" I told her it wasn't about the actual table. It was about the heart of welcoming people into your home and the time spent together sharing a meal or snack or dessert. She does this already!
I hope you will buy and read this book. This using of the 'table' to reach other peoples lives, is one of those 'small deeds' we were talking about yesterday. They have the potential to change lives, especially our own.
Here is a link to Barnes and Nobel were you can order a signed copy of The Lifegiving Table, and you can also find it on Amazon.