Sundays breaking of the bread. Families bonding through food and prayer.

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Hello everyone. I want to share with you the thought of a long gone tradition of Sunday dinner. Some of us are still blessed to be able to share it with relatives that would travel to see you and share that special meal. And this is a good thing.

What the delicious meal was , it was a way to bind with the family a special way no other human relationships did for me. As a child, it was all cooked by my grandmother who made everything from scratch and very time-consuming to prepare.

Family would come in and smell the food and begin to salivate. Hugging and kissing each other from not seeing each other for so long. We always had the LORD in all we said and did. And when the meal was on the table we all went in to the dinning room to eat.

We sat down and held hands, bowed our heads and prayed. Giving thanks to God for the safe trip to and for the blessing of the meal, and the cook. My beloved grandmother.

Acts 2:46 English Standard Version (ESV)

46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,

As we live in a new era where things are not the same as it were even ten years ago, both parents have to work because of the cost of things going up so high. My both of parents worked too. And my point today is that we need to find time to pry together at our meals at home. Making these Sunday meals special for the children to remember and understand these traditions. And if you don’t have time to cook, eat out and say grace over your food there and in your car back home mention bible verses that pertain to this bonding.

John 6:35 English Standard Version (ESV)

35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

Children seem to remember scripture better with food when you mention bread…then they will remember the scripture with bread in it. Like they know about the homemade bread that Mom or Dad made, and will link the two together.

Deuteronomy 12:7 English Standard Version (ESV)

And there you shall eat before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your households, in all that you undertake, in which the Lord your God has blessed you.

You can even if you have the time get into making bread that you and the children will help you with, and while it is baking go over some scripture to help them to memorize the word. Here is a site’s link to some scripture you might what to use:

Open Bible

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This is my homemade bread in the “rise” mode on my “Breadman” bread machine. While this is doing its thing, I am able to multi-task. You can get these at yard sales or thrift shops for $5.

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Bread is done and is going on a cooling rack before cutting in to slices. I am giving you the recipe I used to make this so you will be able to make and share bread with your family too. This is for a bread maker machine. I think it can be converted to a traditional oven as well. But you will have to hand knead it, and depending on your elevation how moist the dough should be. This machine will maker your dough alone and you can put the dough into your oven at 350. Not all recipes are the same for each bread machine. So be aware.

Makes 1-1/2 pound loaf

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

3/4 cup warm water

1 egg

1 TBS spoon of butter or oil

2 -2/3 cups of all-purpose flour

3 TBS dry milk

2 TBS sugar

1/3 cup raisins

1 -1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp salt

1- 1/2 tsp dry yeast

Let the bread cool on cookie racks before cutting it. Enjoy your bread.


1 Corinthians 10:31 English Standard Version (ESV)

31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

As our kids grow up and are in the world with secular distractions around them and us, we need to encourage our children and make sure they stay in the word to keep the bonds not only with us the parents,  but with our GOD.

May you havea blessing for the reading of this word and sharing it as well. Pass it forward. Have a good day in the Lord.




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