“Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24

We have all read the importance of family time at the table, and admittedly our family doesn’t always have a great deal of meals at the table together. Between Jonathan’s baseball and Savannah’s ballet lessons, we find ourselves picknicking in the park while we watch a game or just grabbing meals where we can separately. And quite frankly, there are times we commit the cardinal sin of family dining and eat upstairs while we watch a movie together- and, yes, my family room carpet has the stains to prove it.

But when we do manage to sit down together around the table, I have found that conversation is not always easy to get started. Bonding and getting that “family together” feeling doesn’t just spontaneously flow after long days of school and work. So we have found some conversation starters, or just plain “dinner-fun time” things, (more…)