My Table is Always Open

For the past three years, I’ve been doing most of my gathering tucked away under trees in my backyard. Vines creep haphazardly over the chain-link fence and weeds grow up wildly through the grass. There is never quite enough time or talent to perfectly manicure the flowerbeds and the yard itself is far more concrete…

IF:Open Table

Friends — Throughout the last year, it is clear that time around the table does two primary things: Helps existing relationships go deep. Catalyzes new, authentic relationships with people you’d never expect. Our heart is to accomplish both of these goals for women through IF:Table this year. In order to do this better, we’re introducing…

On Cats & Bravery

One of the essential aspects of building a community is vulnerability, but here’s the hard thing about vulnerability: we like the idea of it, but then it’s a lot harder to actually do or experience or feel than we think it will be. We think we’ll march right into it, command it, look it right…

Sara’s Lasagna

This is one of those recipes that came about like a game of telephone—I think it’s Sara’s, and Abby thinks it’s mine, and who knows where Sara got it, and we all make it a little bit differently. Ingredients 1 pound zesty sausage 1 pound sweet sausage 1 onion, sliced 2 red peppers, sliced 1…

Savor: Lemon Dill Soup

Savor: Lemon Dill Soup While other parts of the country seem settled deep in a white, wintery wonderland – our Texas weather can’t seem to decide. This last week, the temperatures facilitated between twenty and seventy degrees in the course of just forty-eight hours. When we’re transitioning seasonally, I struggle to find the right kind…

IF:Table in Africa

Dacia Hamby and her husband, Josh, oversee a home for fifty-seven darling babies as well as managing a secondary school for nearly two hundred students in a ministry called Arise Africa International. After seeing Dacia’s colorful IF:Table photo pop up on Instagram, I knew I needed to interview her and ask her about why she…

Dream about 2015 around the Table

This month, let’s gather around the table to reflect on 2014 and share our dreams for 2015. Download your conversation cards here. If you need an additional resource to help you take inventory and assess the different areas of your life, here is a free resource from Jennie Allen to help you do it. We hope…

rosemary butternut squash

I love Texas for a lot of reasons. I love that we’re still wearing flip flops even though it’s December. I love that anywhere in Texas you can always see the bright blue sky. I love that most days there are these big cartoony clouds hanging high above, looking like they’re smiling down at you….

When Christmas Becomes A Big To-Do

It happened to me again. I got overwhelmed by the feeling I needed to create a big to-do list to keep pace with December. Because, of course, it’s Christmas – the month we celebrate the birth of Jesus and tucked inside this lovely month, there is a very real pressure to get it all done….

Pumpkin Curry

This whole meal is gluten-free, dairy-free, and contains no read meat—those were the parameters for a dinner party we hosted recently, and parameters that are increasingly common, it seems. I love finding creative ways to honor the people who sit around our table by honoring their dietary restrictions. If you’ve made the Mango Chicken Curry…

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