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    lenten journal: enough

    by  • February 26, 2015 • failure, food, grace, lenten journal • 3 Comments

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    It’s Thursday, which means I spent a good part of my day getting ready for Thursday Night Dinner, our weekly gathering with friends and whoever else shows up to share the meal. Tonight it was all “regulars,” if you will—friends who come most every week and who help make both our house and our...

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    lenten journal: tabletide

    by  • April 3, 2014 • community, food, lenten journal, poetry • 1 Comment

    I spent today standing in kitchens then sitting around tables catering gig at lunch dinner with friends now I’m standing baking cookies like there is a tomorrow I love the flow from making to serving a tide of thankfulness going out and coming in offering and receiving listening and speaking trusting and risking like...

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    waffle night

    by  • March 3, 2014 • food, friends, home • 4 Comments

    For Valentine’s Day, Ginger gave me a waffle iron. Actually, she gave me a replacement waffle iron. She gave me one several years ago that I wore out making waffles when I worked at the restaurant at Duke and I wanted to put chicken and waffles on the menu. One of our friends suggested...

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    advent journal: kitchen question

    by  • December 3, 2013 • advent journal, food, grief • 10 Comments

    I have spent the evening baking, not writing. I have swirled my sadness into the mix of butter, sugar, eggs because I know what to do with butter, sugar, and eggs. Baking the same cookie doesn’t feel repetitive; why does writing about grief feel as though I am saying the same thing over and...

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