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 regardlessContinue reading “BECAUSE COMMUNITY ISN’T A SYSTEM OF EVEN EXCHANGES”

HOW TO THROW A GROWN-UP PITY PARTY

I had planned on using solitary time at home to catch up on my to-do list. But I ended up laying on my bed, staring at the ceiling instead. Telling God my list of grievances, and finding comfort under the blanket of self-pity. I am over forty years old, but sometimes I still pray likeContinue reading “HOW TO THROW A GROWN-UP PITY PARTY”

PRACTICING HOSPITALITY TO MYSELF

Anyone who knows me at all knows that hospitality is my jam.  My table is where my purpose, passions, skills, resources, and the needs of my community intersect.  Hospitality has grown to be about so much more than hosting overnight travelers or having company over for dinner.  It isn’t something I practice for one-time eventsContinue reading “PRACTICING HOSPITALITY TO MYSELF”

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 theContinue reading “HURTING & HEALING IN COMMUNITY”