Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Taking Matters Into My Own Hands

Recently, I was invited into a circle of suffering. Most of us prefer an invitation to a celebration, but there is something sacred to be found in the space of suffering. Our deep need for connection is realized in the most tender seasons of our lives. As I sat and looked around the room, I…… Continue reading Taking Matters Into My Own Hands

Community · Encouragement · Faith

Table Talk Podcast: New Episode Available

New Podcast Episode Alert! This morning, a new episode of Table Talk: A Place to Gather, Guide & Go is available! Table Talk: A Place to Gather, Guide, and Go explores the value and necessity of community. My friend, Jill Dobrowansky, and I became fast friends in an online writing group, and we started dreaming…… Continue reading Table Talk Podcast: New Episode Available

Community

Small Business Shopping Suggestions

Small business Saturday. It’s a thing. Did you know? It started in 2010 as a way to celebrate small businesses and encourage local shopping between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Considering all the ups and downs of the past two years, and as a small business owner myself, I think standing with our local business…… Continue reading Small Business Shopping Suggestions

Community · Encouragement · wisdom

There is Room at the Table

The table has meant so many things to me over the course of my life, but especially over the last year. The conversations and connections around a meal are invaluable. Twenty-twenty provided an opportunity to strengthen my resolve about the value of connection. Learning how to set a virtual table [for my students, strangers, and…… Continue reading There is Room at the Table

Community · Encouragement

Table Talk: A New Video Podcast

A new year calls for new perspective, renewed purpose, and audacious goals. Actually, I am not typically one for making resolutions, and I often resist sharing my goals out of a fear of failure. However, in 2020, I opened my mouth and shared a nudging with a small group of fellow creatives, but the story…… Continue reading Table Talk: A New Video Podcast

Community · Encouragement

Quarantine Chronicles 4.0 [Redefined]

Are we having fun yet? No, in fact, it is more likely we are busy comforting the falling apart version of ourselves and others. Quarantine is serving up a strange mix of just fine one minute and not fine the next. So much of my normal has been redefined. While that causes some suffering, I…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 4.0 [Redefined]

Community · Encouragement · Hope

Breaking News: Peace is NOT Sold-Out

While communities scramble for rations of toilet paper and milk, everyday problems and matters of the heart have not let up. Suffering is showing up-business as usual. While taking care of one of our children post-surgery, we were presented with unexpected news and a decision that taxed our minds and labored our hearts. We grappled…… Continue reading Breaking News: Peace is NOT Sold-Out

Community · Encouragement · Hope

Refresh: A Monthly Worship Gathering

Is anyone else thankful for the arrival of February? Goodness. Because January didn’t play nice, I am eager for the Refresh gathering this month. What is Refresh? It is a once a month gathering designed for women who need a soul recharge. We worship, share encouragement through teaching, and spend time in prayer. It is…… Continue reading Refresh: A Monthly Worship Gathering

Encouragement · Sow Kind · SowKind Movement

#Sowkind Story Swap: Please Share!

My goal was to make kindness my dialect in 2019. I had some failed attempts, but the efforts that fell short were evidence of effort, and that’s progress. To close out this year, I’d love to share and hear some stories of kindness. Story swapping is a way to restore momentum by gaining new ideas…… Continue reading #Sowkind Story Swap: Please Share!