The Table Jesus Sits At

November, it seems, is all about the table. From Thanksgiving to Friendsgiving and all the gatherings in-between, we bring family and friends together to eat, laugh, and enjoy one another’s company. But how often do we let the pressure of hosting or old family arguments get in the way of being able to really enjoy the…

100 Days to Brave

A good friend of mine is about to have a baby. Well, I say “about” when describing her pregnancy. She, on the other hand, does not. In my mind, she’s been pregnant for almost eight months and has just a little less than two months to go. But yesterday, when we were discussing it, she…

Raise a Glass

Summer’s here – a time for lingering days and beach vacations, outdoor movie nights and the sound of crickets in the distance. Summer brings a shift in the calendar, and the families in my neighborhood trade school mornings for afternoons in the swimming pool. Sunlight is slow to hide behind the trees, and the heat…

Let Love Set the Table

I have a friend whose favorite word is “with”. I bet that’s one of God’s favorite words too, and I can see why. God wanted to be with us, so He sent Jesus. He even named him Immanuel, God with us, so that we would know He meant it. When Jesus left for heaven, He…

Sunsets and New Things

The Oasis on Lake Travis is a popular Austin restaurant, self-proclaimed as the “Sunset Capital of Texas” with its cliff views looking west over the water. For decades it has been one of those iconic places that attracts locals and visitors alike. I’ve sat on those wooden decks that jet over the bluff with my…

God Sets the Lonely in Families

God Sets the Lonely in Families Susie Davis If you could look in at my life, you’d probably think it’s astonishing that I could ever feel lonely. I live a few blocks from my parent’s house, in the same neighborhood I grew up in. I’ve been married for over thirty years to the man who…

Blueberry Sour Cream Muffins

Blueberry Sour Cream Muffins 24 muffins Ingredients   4 Eggs 2 cups of Sugar 1 cup of Vegetable Oil 1 t of Vanilla Extract 4 cups of Flour 2 t of Baking Powder 1 t of Baking Soda 1 t of Salt 2 cups of Sour Cream- I also use 1/2 vanilla yogurt (I use…

The Roles That Divide Us

This past weekend, during IF: Gathering 2016, Lindsey Nobles sat down with women from different walks of life to talk about unity. It’s easy to only do life with women who have the same storyline as you, but there is so much richness in our diversity of life seasons. Some of us are students, mothers,…

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…