WHAT COMMUNITY TEACHES ME ABOUT VULNERABILITY & GRACE

"We can't be brave in the big world without at least one small safe space to work through our fears and falls."  ~Brene Brown   My Monday Night Girls make up one of my small, safe places.  This spring, we are reading and discussing "Rising Strong" by Brene Brown. Her prior book, "Daring Greatly" explores … Continue reading WHAT COMMUNITY TEACHES ME ABOUT VULNERABILITY & GRACE

COMMUNITIES NEED RITUALS

Earlier this week I shared a post about the community of people who were My People when I was a teenager working as ride operator at Six Flags Magic Mountain.  If you missed it, you can read that post here.  During that time I learned a lot about developing community, even though it just seemed … Continue reading COMMUNITIES NEED RITUALS

FOUR IMPORTANT LESSONS I LEARNED ABOUT GETTING STARTED

I love telling my story about hospitality, hosting community meals, and the joy I feel because of the relationships that have grown from these dinners.  In response to this, people often make the same comment.  So many people have the desire to practice hospitality - but they feel stuck in the not knowing of how … Continue reading FOUR IMPORTANT LESSONS I LEARNED ABOUT GETTING STARTED

PERFECTLY IMPERFECT

This fall the community of women who I host on Monday nights are reading and discussing a book called "Perfectly Imperfect: Character Sketches from the New Testament" by David Busic.  It is a very fitting book for many reasons. The most ironic is that my home is far from perfect. For example, when the weather … Continue reading PERFECTLY IMPERFECT

A SUMMERTIME TRUTH ABOUT COMMUNITY

Yesterday was our final book discussion for the 2014-2015 season of Monday Night Bible Study.  We will of course be celebrating with a party in a couple of weeks, and then continue to meet for dinner & outdoor movies until the fall.  But for now, we are breaking from our intentional time of study to … Continue reading A SUMMERTIME TRUTH ABOUT COMMUNITY