On Prayer & the Table & my friend Margaret

I’ve learned by now that when Margaret is praying for something, that something is happening. I’ve known her well for six years. What I mean by known well is that the amount of time we’ve spent around the table together is somewhere in the thousands of hours. We’ve traveled together, cried together, visited one another…

Shauna’s Summer Salad

I’ve been making this twice a week this summer, partially because I can buy every bit of it at the farmer’s market, save the feta, salt & pepper. I’ve always grilled or boiled corn, but a recipe from Food52 that I tried a couple years ago called for raw corn. It blew my mind, and…

Avocado Pico de Gallo

Not sure about you but during these last few weeks of summer, our sit-down suppers have suffered. It’s been take-out and turkey sandwiches for a few weeks now. But gratefully, I was creeping on my Instagram when I saw my friend Rebecca’s stream. And that’s when I remembered a delightful summer supper we enjoyed at…

August IF:Table Challenge

We are so excited to move forward now that we have shared our vision for the fall with you. If you haven’t heard the vision for the IF:Table this August, we encourage you to watch this video, and then begin to explore what’s next below. This is about you. We want to blow wind into…

Green Well Salad

This is my take on The Green Well’s Michigan Harvest Salad. The Green Well is one of my favorite Grand Rapids restaurants, and I’ve made this salad for dinner with roasted chicken in it, or for lunch with cheese and bread. My favorite salads are packed with good stuff, way more than just greens, and…

Better, Richer, More Beautiful

What I love about summer—and what’s a little disorienting about summer—is that there’s no normal. There’s no routine, no “this is what every day looks like” framework to hang on. There are trips and camps and late nights. There are plans to run errands that get abandoned so that we can run through the sprinkler,…

God Made Me a People Gatherer

My story actually begins in 2011. I had recently taken a huge leap and moved to Dallas, Texas. It took a while to find my footing there; I ran myself ragged chasing everything that was shiny. I was maxed out at work and my performance-driven, young professional heart was looking in all the wrong places…

Summer IF:Table Inspiration!

What happened to May…? June arrived with end of school crazies, graduations galore, and completely caught me off guard. I’m kinda exhausted. Maybe you too? But there’s good news because it’s time for our IF:Table gathering once again. When you sit with your friends at the table, eat a good meal and dive deep in…

Annette’s Enchiladas

This is serious comfort food—like, “eat it with a fork straight out of the pan in the middle of the night” comfort food. When I served this to my friend Jorie for the first time, she described it as a chicken pot pie with green chilies, and that’s a great way to put it. These…

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