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New Post: Come And See: On Visions And Dreams http://gracetable.org/come-and-see-on-visions-and-dreams?utm_content=bufferf7216&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer I jumped off the bus and ran into a local and much-loved church. Sliding into the century old oak pews in the back of the chapel, I arrived just in time for a meeting with a sweet acquaintance turned friend. This was back in August on a day when the stubborn NYC heat made me…

Come And See: On Visions And Dreams

New Post: Come And See: On Visions And Dreams http://gracetable.org/come-and-see-on-visions-and-dreams?utm_content=bufferf7216&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer I jumped off the bus and ran into a local and much-loved church. Sliding into the century old oak pews in the back of the chapel, I arrived just in time for a meeting with a sweet acquaintance turned friend. This was back in August on a day when the stubborn NYC heat made me…

The Church is about building community in Christ and gathering in fellowship, and the Turquoise Tables perfectly suit these purposes.

The Church is about building community in Christ and gathering in fellowship, and the Turquoise Tables perfectly suit these purposes.

The wonder and passion of Poetry, from @graceappears

Saying Yes, An Invitation From Poetry

The wonder and passion of Poetry, from @graceappears

“Mama, how many places should I set?” my daughter calls from the living room, where she’s setting out cloth napkins on the dining table.  Hands deep in the salad bowl, massaging kale with salt, I say, “It’s Wednesday,” as if this answers her question. And, in our house, it does:  “

Anything But Ordinary

“Mama, how many places should I set?” my daughter calls from the living room, where she’s setting out cloth napkins on the dining table. Hands deep in the salad bowl, massaging kale with salt, I say, “It’s Wednesday,” as if this answers her question. And, in our house, it does: “

Jesus

Hospitality And The Allume Conference

Because we are writing about Practical Hospitality this month at GraceTable, I thought if would be fun (and hopefully helpful) to share a few tips for you, if you plan to attend Allume (hopefully) or any other Christian conference.

We were born for relationship.

We Are the World

The We Are The World initiative was an early change agent for social justice, but by no means the first;

So good on community.

The Thin Line

The thin line from being the poor to being our neighbors had snapped and when it snapped Jesus had pinged open a whole new way of living.

I know enough about myself and about the holidays to know that I am in for one wild, messy, joy-filled, tear-streaked ride. One thing I need, more than anything, is to keep my eyes on the prize. And I so wrote this as a commission to my own soul. I thought maybe your soul could bump bright against i

The Easiest Paleo Roast

Preparing The Soul For Celebration

New Post: Reconciliation through my Son http://gracetable.org/reconciliation-through-my-son?utm_content=buffera6593&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer Tears stream down his face as he reaches his arms out to me. Mommyyyy! Huuuggg! Huuuggg! My jaw, my arms, my heart are clenched. Anger pulsates through my body, and I refuse to oblige. He’s two years old, and I should know better, but in the moment I want him to bear the consequences of…

Reconciliation through my Son

New Post: Reconciliation through my Son http://gracetable.org/reconciliation-through-my-son?utm_content=buffera6593&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer Tears stream down his face as he reaches his arms out to me. Mommyyyy! Huuuggg! Huuuggg! My jaw, my arms, my heart are clenched. Anger pulsates through my body, and I refuse to oblige. He’s two years old, and I should know better, but in the moment I want him to bear the consequences of…

“Here’s what I think . . .”
It was a night just like any other, which is to say it was another evening of rousing discussion. Soup spoons suspended in midair, quizzical brows, the thumping of a printed-out article on the table. The article in question had been the source of that evening’s discussion

Dinnertime Discussions at Our Lifegiving Table

“Here’s what I think . . .”
It was a night just like any other, which is to say it was another evening of rousing discussion. Soup spoons suspended in midair, quizzical brows, the thumping of a printed-out article on the table. The article in question had been the source of that evening’s discussion

Choosing to notice our neighbors and meet their needs.

Aug 14 When All We Can Give is Jesus

A new series on Art & Rebirth

Feast + Fallow

A new series on Art & Rebirth

On missed opportunities at practicing hospitality

What a Monk and Two Delivery Men Taught Me about Hospitality

Love these easily do-able ideas for connecting with people!

Six Tips For making Real Life Connections

Love these easily do-able ideas for connecting with people!

Since cracking open Shelly Miller's book, Rhythms of Rest, I've been captivated by learning about the gift of Sabbath that I've been missing out on all my life. I've also been confronting my busyness. Why do I stay so busy? And why do I fake being busy when I'm not? Why do I resist rest? If I

Recovering From Busy

Why do I stay so busy? And why do I fake being busy when I'm not? Why do I resist rest? If I'm being honest, I'm so busy because a lot of times it's just

Neighboring is not always as complicated as it seems.

When Hospitality is a Safe Place for the Waiting

Neighboring is not always as complicated as it seems.