New Post: What Makes a Life http://gracetable.org/what-makes-a-life?utm_content=buffered861&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer The alert sounds just as I pull into my parking spot at work. The front passenger tire has low pressure. I hear the hiss of air streaming out of the tire as soon as I get out of the car. Happy Monday. But I've been here before, so I don't panic. I let my lunch…
It was a day of inconveniences, the kind where you wonder if you'll be able to get it all done. Since I was driving out of town the next day, taking my car to the shop for its past due oil change was top priority. The wait was hours long without an appointment (what? they take appointments?!), an
I am here in a state of change. We all share this common state, demarcated by zig zag borders. By intricate design and wondrous intent, our world is destined to change. Every single micro-moment. It expresses itself anew. Fluid, not stagnant. Tension rises and falls as we lean into and out of our st
How To Find the Spirit of Sabbath on Summer Vacation
“I think we need to cancel our summer vacation,” I said to H, surprised by what I heard myself saying. Saturday arrived without fanfare and we missed the morning hours by sleeping through them. Sipping coffee and reading from a warm spot in bed, he looks up at me, makes eye contact and replies wi
❤️Neighbors Put Out Chairs For Walking WWII Veteran . Every few hundred feet along Harvey’s walk sits a seemingly random chair – some next to driveways, others on front lawns.
"Lord, Calm This S-Storm" and Other Dangerous Prayers
New Post: "Lord, Calm This S-Storm" and Other Dangerous Prayers http://gracetable.org/lord-calm-s-storm-dangerous-prayers?utm_content=bufferd5aec&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer Dr. Brene Brown once said, “I can confidently say that stories of pain and courage almost always include two things: praying and cussing. Sometimes, at the exact same time.” This is the season I find myself right now. Praying and cussing. This is not new for me, I’ve called myself a…
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…
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.
Propel Women: Barbara Hill reminds us that when we let go and trust God, He always shows up.