Category Archives: At The Kitchen Table

The kitchen table is that intimate place where freedom to be oneself reigns true and sharing “heart-to-heart” is never unfashionable

God’s Love Is My Song -by Lois Macdonald

There was a sweet time not so long ago when we gave ourselves permission to stop and smell the daisies. To pause before daybreak and listen to nature’s melodious “dawn chorus.” When the sky fills with birds and begins its opening symphony. Leaving us utterly speechless and so moved by the harmony of God’s love, that we lay bare our hearts and souls, and worship Him. “Your love, God, is my song, and I’ll sing it! I’m forever telling everyone how faithful you are.” Psalm 89:1. This is the song of nature. This too is my song.
When was the last time you just burst into song, whistled a tune, or spontaneously clapped and cheered like an uninhibited child?  When you stood silent and worship? As we race through life at break-neck speed, we seem to be reeling off course. Busyness and pride have often taken control. If we are forever trying to please people, but feeling exhausted and resentful, it is ego’s doing. Or when we refuse to delegate chores at home or projects at work because we think no one else can do the job as well, that is pride’s signature. And how tragic it is to witness someone we love to work to the point of breaking to acquire more and better possessions. The things that can never replace the stolen moments of family togetherness, that pride has robbed them of. Stress will be the memory left framed on the family mantle. Perhaps today is the day to give yourself permission to stop and smell the daisies? To invite God to take over the reigns of your life. “He has made everything beautiful in its time…there is nothing better…than to be joyful and to do good as long as they [we] live; also, that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.” Eccle. 3:10-13. This is His gift of love. A sweet time, when we give ourselves permission to stop and smell the daisies. To pause before daybreak and listen to nature’s melodious “dawn chorus.” When the sky fills with birds and begins its opening symphony. Leaving us utterly speechless and so moved by the harmony of God’s love, that we lay bare our hearts and souls, and worship Him.  Our daughter Brie recorded this wonderful favorite as a teenager. The amazing arrangement was done by my brother James McEachern. Photography by Justin Macdonald
Enjoy Listening: This Is My Father’s World
Your love, God, is my song, and I’ll sing it! I’m forever telling everyone how faithful you are.” Psalm 89:1. This is the song of nature. This too will be my song. By Lois Macdonald

MORE ABOUT GOD’S AMAZING LOVE: 

  1. SHARED LOVE
  2. ABOUT LOVE
  3. KNIT TOGETHER IN LOVE
  4. UNWORTHY OF LOVE

Sharing Heart To Heart At My Kitchen Table -by Lois Macdonald

Sharing “heart-to-heart” happens most often while sitting comfortably around the kitchen table. The kitchen is that snug sanctuary where sharing revitalizes, renews, restores and reconciles relationships. Its pulse quickens as the bond of love, family and friendship tugs at its heartstrings. Here in this safe-haven, guests share the most delicate pieces of their lives, their personal stories. Inspiring one another as they sip on fragrant floral teas or unwind in the soothing aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Unbeknownst to most newcomers is the fact that a hidden treasure lays peacefully sleeping, only inches away. There, underneath the thin layer of soft paisley print, is invariably a jigsaw puzzle waiting for its debut. When after days and weeks of painstakingly fitting hundreds of oddly shaped pieces together, the time has arrived for its unveiling. That brief moment when those loved ones sitting united around the humble oak table, have the rare privilege of looking beyond the complex puzzle image, into the very soul of the artist. As family and friends admire the finished puzzle, we all agree that; “We do not merely want to see beauty. We want to be united with the beauty. To pass into it, to become part of it.” [Quote by C.S. Lewis]

 

Knit Together in Love -by Lois Macdonald

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