NEIGHBOR’S TABLE – MY NEW FAVORITE WEBSITE

Sarah Harmeyer - the woman who's story of loving people around her backyard table for twenty inspired mine - has launched a website for her "Love Mission".   And it. is. amazing.   Neighborstable.com offers motivation, stories, and an online store.  You can even order a custom table for your backyard! If you have a … Continue reading NEIGHBOR’S TABLE – MY NEW FAVORITE WEBSITE

A CREATIVE WAY TO ORGANIZE HELP

One of the biggest challenges to hosting a community meal isn't necessarily asking for help, but knowing how to best organize the group of people who are willing.  So often doing things ourselves actually is easier than pausing every time someone comes through our front door to think through who is already doing which tasks, … Continue reading A CREATIVE WAY TO ORGANIZE HELP

BECAUSE COMMUNITY ISN’T A SYSTEM OF EVEN EXCHANGES

"I can't believe that you let me sign your table the first time I came to your house for dinner.  I'm surprised that you don't want to be sure that I'm going to come back." "Of course!" I replied, "Everyone who shares a meal with us at our table is invited to sign it regardless … Continue reading BECAUSE COMMUNITY ISN’T A SYSTEM OF EVEN EXCHANGES

HURTING & HEALING IN COMMUNITY

Last night I gathered around my table with the community of young women who have become my family.  It is hard to believe how much has happened since we last met.  It seemed appropriate to take a break from our current book discussion and spend the evening sharing about how we are feeling about the … Continue reading HURTING & HEALING IN COMMUNITY