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

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

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

A PODCAST WITH THE FOUNDER OF NEIGHBOR’S TABLE

A friend shared a link to "The Simple Show" podcast on my Facebook page because the interview with Sarah Harmeyer made her think of my table.  This made me smile from ear to ear, because I heard Sarah speak at a conference years ago.  And her story IS the inspiration for my table. If you … Continue reading A PODCAST WITH THE FOUNDER OF NEIGHBOR’S TABLE