Patience, Waiting, and Faith

January is often a time of resolutions. Each year, millions of people make resolutions to live a healthier, happier or more successful year. But the overwhelming majority are not able to follow through on their goals. It’s easy to feel like we’re failing when we don’t meet our own goals in our own timing. We…

Easy Pork Tenderloin with Fruit Compote

Easy Pork Tenderloin Pork tenderloin is one of my favorites because it’s easy to cook, flavorful and pretty lean. It pairs perfectly with sweet-tart Fruit Compote. Left over compote keeps for up to two weeks and can be served with goat cheese or Brie and crusty bread for a great snack. So here’s a simple…

Be the Invitation

Life gets super full as we anticipate Christmas, doesn’t it? Our calendars fill to the brim and if you’re like me, your world may start to spin a little out of control if you’re not careful. Life is fun and festive this time of year, and it can breed fear of missing out if we…

IF:Table at the Farm

For this month’s IF:Table, I’ll be joining IF:Table at the Farm and I am so grateful. The reason I even have this opportunity is because I met Ashley Springer (who created IF:Table at the Farm) a few months back. But let me back up a little … In late July, Will and I got the…

Susie’s No Roll Pie Crust

It’s November. The month that reminds us to give thanks and the month that begs for homemade pie. Ohhh, I love pie, all pie: Pumpkin, pecan, buttermilk, apple. You name it, I love it. As a matter of fact, I love pie so much that my friends treated me to a pie making class last…

Soft Places to Land

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:35 For me, when we gather people around our table, it’s about the gathering, not the table settings. If I had to build a Rose Parade float for a centerpiece every time I have people over, I’d never…

Archive of Conversation Cards

Click to download previous month’s conversation cards: January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015  August 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 February’s IF:Table was held the first night of IF:Gathering 2015. We continued discussing the first group of conversation cards from the event. January 2015 December 2014…

An Open Door

Will and I woke early with the sun streaming in through the old hotel windows. We grabbed coffee, dressed and headed out the door to catch the sights of the city before the crowds woke and filled the narrow streets with noise. I love finding old churches in every city we visit but especially couldn’t…

Aunt Carol’s Crunchy Salad

A couple weeks ago, Jen Hatmaker and I were on the radio and two kinda wonderful things happened. You can listen here. The first wonderful thing was Jen said something so profound, so deep, so moving that I just have to share it with you. Here is what she said, “People can come over, everything…

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