Cruciferous Crunch Salad

I’m crazy about this salad that has been a crowd favorite at my table for the last couple years. It’s something completely different from a traditional salad so it finds its way to my table all year round. It’s been paired with everything from lemon chicken to Texas barbeque! If you have a Trader Joe’s…

Bear Hugs and Popcorn Bags

As the sun began to dip for the day, there was a knock at the door. I was expecting them any minute and the table was set. I answered the door and gave a bear hug to one and a baby bear hug to the other. You might already be asking, “Sarah, what’s a baby…

Garden Pasta + Peach Cobbler

The following recipe is from an IF:Table leader in Kingsburg, CA. She is not just a great chef, she is the embodiment of hospitality. Enjoy this recipe inspiration! If you want to share your own recipe for next month or share a story from around the table, please email us at connect@ifgathering.com. Garden Pasta  Ingredients: 6 C….

Arugula Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing

There’s something about the start of summer that begs for simple meal planning. So this month’s IF:Table suggested menu is all about making things easy. I’m completely obsessed with a new salad dressing recipe I discovered when my family was all in town over Memorial Day weekend. I loved it so much, I’ve made it…

A Table for Quitters

Yesterday, I quit. I told God with tears streaming down my cheeks I was done trying. No more writing, no more speaking and no more ministry. I literally wanted to hand over every assignment I felt God gave me and fade into the background. My resignation was met with immediate shame, a ‘how could I…

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…

Archive of Conversation Cards

Click to download previous month’s conversation cards:  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 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014…

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…

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