"Cookies would make me feel better." That was the calculated reply of my three-year-old son to his grandparents as they were leaving the hospital. His baby brother entered the world that morning, and after meeting his 7 lb 8 oz sibling for the obligatory photo op, Corey was heading home to spend the night with … Continue reading COOKIES WOULD MAKE ME FEEL BETTER
So fun! PLNU reposted a piece from this blog - "Creating a Safe Space to Ask Ignorant Questions" in their online alumni magazine. You can read it by clicking HERE.
"I think you lied a little bit in your last post - the one on "8 Essential Steps to Creating a Sense of Belonging at Your Table". Kara looked up at me from her seated position in the bleachers and smiled as I was getting myself settled in the space next to her, "Your house … Continue reading I THINK YOU LIED A LITTLE BIT
Soufra is an Arabic word that means "a long table filled with many good things to eat". "Soufra" is also an inspiring documentary about a community of women living in a refugee camp in Lebanon who connect with each other through food, and create hope by overcoming multiple obstacles to develop a catering and food … Continue reading SOUFRA
When I looked at my cell phone the display announced a message from Heather. Heather and I have been church family for two decades. She brings meals to my home in trying seasons, speaks wisdom into my life in the church parking lot, and faithfully holds me up in moments when the prayers of the … Continue reading TEA & TA-TA’S
STEP 1: INVITE! Step 1 is not cleaning your house, redecorating your dining room, or taking a cooking class. It is simply inviting one, two, or ten people to your home whom you’d like to know better. Preparing a place for loved ones at your table begins with being willing to let people see you, … Continue reading 8 ESSENTIAL STEPS TO CREATING A PLACE OF BELONGING AT YOUR TABLE
Today I hosted a bridal shower for one of my Monday Night Girls. She is also a young woman who I absolutely adore. Colorful flowers in mason jars decorated my patio, beautiful china was set on the table, and champagne flutes were filled with fresh fruit and sparkling Prosecco. It was a delightful afternoon of … Continue reading ENTERTAINING AND HOSPITALITY ARE NOT SYNONYMOUS