About me

Welcome to TableLifeBlog.  I’m so happy to have you here!  Our table is the heart of our home: it’s where we homeschool, break bread, play games, laugh, cry, and so much more.

As for me, my name is Emily and I’m a Christian, minister’s wife, mom to two kids, homeschooler, and homemaker doing all I can to live intentionally and point others to God.

I gave my heart to God when I was a kid and I’m fortunate that I found my way to Him without turning down tons of wrong paths.  Despite coming to know Him as a child, I still need his forgiveness and grace as much as anyone else.  He’s my redeemer, my sustainer, my healer, my provider, my strength, my comforter, and so much more.  He has carried me through the wilderness time and time again.

Life at the Table - About Me

My husband James and I have been married since 2002; I’m so blessed to walk this journey with my best friend.  James has served in ministry since 2001.  While his primary home has been in youth ministry, he’s also served in music ministry, children’s ministry, and family ministry.

Our kiddos keep our life more interesting than we ever dreamed. The Boy is ridiculously imaginative and kind-hearted and Prissy is everything a little mama should be: caring, nurturing, and independent.  As parents, we try to build our home on the commands from Deuteronomy 6.

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 
 Love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your strength.
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
Impress them on your children.
Talk about them when you sit at home
 and when you walk along the road,
when you lie down and when you get up.
 Tie them as symbols on your hands
 and bind them on your foreheads.
 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

~Deuteronomy 6:4-9

 While that’s our goal, we often fall short.  We are so thankful for grace, though, and that God has given us the privilege of raising our son and daughter to serve Him.

2016 Kids - Prissy and The Boy

After spending a year praying about homeschooling our son, I quit my job, we withdrew our son from daycare, and jumped into life as a homeschool family.  That was 2009 and we’ve never looked back.  We are so thankful to have this time as a family and wouldn’t trade it for the world.

If you were to stalk my social media accounts, it wouldn’t take you too long to find me discussing these things.  They aren’t necessarily important, but they sure do end up in my conversations a lot.  Except for coffee.  Coffee is always important.

  • coffee
  • beaches
  • peppermint tea.
  • Downton Abbey
  • The Office
  • cooking
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • kitchen gadgets
  • Just Dance
  • Harry Potter

Did I miss anything?  If so, feel free to contact me through social media or email.  I’d love to hear from you!

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