A BETTER WAY TO INTRODUCE PEOPLE

"Let’s stop introducing the people we love based solely on what they do, who they cash their checks from, or what’s on their twitter profiles. Let’s instead start reminding them of who they are. Let’s start conversations that don’t begin and end with who has the most interesting job in the room." - Cadence Turpin … Continue reading A BETTER WAY TO INTRODUCE PEOPLE

NOT GROSS: A STANDARD OF CLEANLINESS

I said to my husband, "Check the bathrooms and make sure they aren't gross." That was my standard of cleanliness last Sunday when we hosted a gathering for young adults.  Not gross. I had agreed to host this summertime potluck and discussion group months ago.  And I had a great vision for how this time … Continue reading NOT GROSS: A STANDARD OF CLEANLINESS

FEASTING WITH COMMUNITY AROUND OUR TABLES

Oh my.  It's hard to believe that combining a few simple ingredients can elevate fresh-from-the-oven bread to an entirely new status.  Warm, homemade bread is nearly perfect by itself, but the addition of sweet butter and strawberry preserves created something almost magical.  So delicious that I had a hard time talking with the friends gathered … Continue reading FEASTING WITH COMMUNITY AROUND OUR TABLES

THE BLANKET BASKET

Blankets, like food, represent being cared for and loved.  They are a significant part of inviting people into a space of belonging and lingering.  And they encourage the feeling of community and family as you gather people around your table. My blanket basket is a simple offering that fosters an atmosphere of intimacy and literal … Continue reading THE BLANKET BASKET