Welcome to my table.
This year, Noah and I decided to have a "friendsgiving." We had a delicious array of food: turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, cheesy potatoes, and a small potato medley. That's just dinner. One of our friends brought Dutch apple pie and a peanut butter cream pie for dessert.
This wonderful food was served on Noritake china from Japan. Noah's grandma inherited this beautiful set, and she graciously passed it to me. Friday, November 23) was the first time I got to use it. Now, I'm not one for fanfare, but when it comes to serving food, I LOVE setting a table. It's not professional or necessarily the "proper" set up, but it's simple and elegant. It's a setting I am proud of.
As we sat there with our best friends around our table and an assortment of food before us, it's hard not to feel grateful. We have a massive home that accommodates our friends, youth group, and church staff. We have a remodeled kitchen that feeds every guest that enters. We have full pantries, furnished guest rooms, an efficient wood stove, a fluffy couch, countless books, pianos, t.v.s, crafting supplies, and the list could continue. A lot of this has been inherited or given as gifts, and a lot of it we have worked hard for. Nevertheless, we are blessed beyond words.
The hope and prayer Noah and I have for this house is that it is an offering back to God. I think we do really well with opening our home to people from our church or from Camp Geneva. One way we can grow is by welcoming new people into our home. As he and I venture out of our comfort zone, I'll keep you posted as to God continues to use this house for His glory and for furthering His kingdom.
This is my table. You are welcome anytime.