It’s more than serving up food.
It’s nourishing souls.
When we gather at the table and break bread, we are performing a sacred act that meets the needs of both the body and the heart.
The table is opportunity – for connection, for love, for acceptance.
In our home, the breakfast meal is often one of rush. If I was a morning person, I’d probably do something about it, but I’m not. I’m a hopeless night owl. Despite that, I do recognize that breakfast is a unique space. It is the quiet before the busy, a chance to begin anew, and sets the tone for the entire day.
Even for those of us who aren’t quite awake, nurturing a few simple habits go a long way in beginning the day well.
Think through your breakfast routine and answer these three questions:
1. Are you making time for renewal, both for yourself and your kids? For me, this comes in the form of a devotional and reading from the Bible while the kids eat. We read it out loud.
2. Are you connecting with your people and sending them off with life-giving words? Speaking life into the souls around us is a beautiful routine to practice first thing in the morning.
3. Are you and your children allowing time for a nutritious breakfast? This one is sometimes tough for me. Breakfast is important, though, and sending everyone off with a hearty meal sets them up well nutritionally for the entire day.
Here are a few of my go-to breakfast meals:
Day #5 Dare:
Re-think your morning routine around the breakfast table.
How can you make it more meaningful?