Below you can find the original words from when Redeeming the Table was started. I'm currently revamping how life is done here. A couple weeks back, I did a week series on questions & answers on how we eat, view our stewarding practices & even how 'Redeeming the Table' came about. It makes sense why I majored in history with my need to explain the why behind life, especially pertaining to giving you a sense of vision & direction where RTT came from and is going.
Part of where RTT is going is through the gathering, "Share the Table." This week I begin by welcoming my friend Abby as she shares her table with all of you. If you are interested in 'Sharing Your Table' here, please contact me so we can dialogue.
***** Below is the old 'What is Redeeming the Table About?' page, but I simply loved this quote by Nouwen that I needed it permanently fixed here.*****
The Roman Catholic priest Henri Nouwen wrote,
"'hospitality' might evoke the image of soft sweet kindness, tea parties, bland conversations and a general atmosphere of coziness...but...if there is any concept worth restoring to its original depth and evocative potential, it is the concept of hospitality."
Here at Redeeming the Table, I aim at dispelling the myths of hospitality, (i.e. tea parties, Martha Stewart Living, entertaining) in order to redeem the word as seen through God's eyes---as a life-giving, life-breathing blessing we pass on to others.
I view the table as "blessing," so it only makes sense to stir together storytelling (& sharing of stories), hospitality & food into one big Le Creuset dutch oven to serve to friend & stranger. To me, this pot is what makes up Redeeming the Table.
It doesn't matter if you're a stay-at-home mom/dad, working parent, married, single, young or old, Christian or not, you are welcome to dine at my table. If you are wanting to know more about this life-breathing hospitality, dine with me. If you are wanting to know how to share your story, or evoke others to the telling of their story, dine with me. If you are wanting to know more about cooking & baking, dine with me.