Ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the Lord thy God blessed thee. – Duet. 12:7

Every now and then I remember to count my blessings in the morning’s meditation and to thank God, but where to start? The answer is wife, children, and friends – my home-table. In my case, a treasure that’s worth “beyond the riches of avarice.”

I also need to remember to give thought to these gifts from God and ask, “is there any tie which absence has loosened, or which the wear and tear of daily intercourse, little uncongenialities, unconfessed misunderstandings, have fretted into my heart. I ask whether there is any cup at my home-table have I failed to taste and missed out on its sweetness. For the treasures that we take for granted can be lost in a blink of the eye.

Society and self push us to constantly broaden our circle, often at the sacrifice of our core. As we meditate it is important to take a minute to concentrate on our core – our home-table.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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