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So everybody, what was YOUR highlight of the day?

So everybody, what was YOUR highlight of the day?

Our 7-year-old dings his fork against a glass every night, to catch the table’s attention. And then he asks the question, “So everybody, what was YOUR highlight of the day?” We then go around the table and EVERYONE has to share something. Even if their day sucked, we challenge each person to find something that […]

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 the crafting table: bring your work, your craft, lets do it together...

the crafting table: bring your work, your craft, lets do it together…

This week between Christmas and New Years is the ultimate Christmas season for me… All the joy of Christmas everything, with none of that ‘get stuff done’ pressure. Its a great time to have casual dinner parties and little coffee mornings with your nearest and dearest.       all photos by 10baretoes.com This Christmas is […]

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How We Gather: Friday Night Celebration

How We Gather: Friday Night Celebration

It has been a very productive work week here in Huntington Beach.  We all needed to stop and celebrate!  What better way to do so then have friends over for dinner?  We set the table and lit some candles.  Wiped down counters and swept the floor.  Tonight, we fired up the BBQ and combined some Community […]

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How We Gather: Relaxed Weeknight Gatherings.

How We Gather: Relaxed Weeknight Gatherings.

by Bethany Reid You know, missionaries almost always have time to gather. I know this because I was a full-time missionary for 12 years. One aspect of my JOB was to gather my team and those I was working with!  One year into living and working in Suburbia HQ (the Bay Area, California) I’m discovering […]

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Stress-Free Hosting, is it Possible? by Natalie Bardwell

Stress-Free Hosting, is it Possible? by Natalie Bardwell

Yes.  Yes it is. I host a lot of events.  Small family-style dinners, graduation dinners for 200 people and of course, weddings.  I have a repertoire of tips and tricks to plan, host and clean up after these events without the added stress, because we all know, it can get STRESSFUL!  Like, rip-your-hair-out stressful.  And […]

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The Dinner Table

The Dinner Table

I love the Guest Blog section of CommunityEats. Today my friend Natalie Bardwell shares beautifully on the Dinner Table. I can’t wait for you to read it! Natalie and her husband live in Harrisburg, PA. with their 4 kiddos. Together they lead a YWAM base that trains missionaries for both local and international mission, with […]

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on being relaxed about having people over..

on being relaxed about having people over..

photo by Jake Mason Living in a very affluent community (and Nation), our homes are beautiful… or we feel they must be. We view our homes as an extension of ourselves… if they are messy or unfinished it’s a bad reaction of who we are right?  Having friends over can be a nerve-wracking event, one […]

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using your Table... to Practice Gratitude.

using your Table… to Practice Gratitude.

Gathering a large family, small family, or a group of friends around a meal is such fun. It’s also loud, messy, and often difficult to actually have a decent conversation!    (my siblings gathered around the Table… ) We have experienced how speaking out Gratitude increases Faith, brings Joy, heals hurting hearts, and shifts the […]

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Any service for the Lord...

Any service for the Lord…

  “Any service for the Lord, no matter how menial, can become a joy-filled, meaningful assignment if we keep focused on the magnificent Master who has directed us to serve Him by serving others” As I read this The Lord immediately took my mind to Cooking and Hospitality. It gives such clear perspective for WHY […]

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The Kitchen Gardens–MasiMeals

The Kitchen Gardens–MasiMeals

Oh, dear friends. I am so so excited to share this with you. CommunityEats is about healthy, amazing, delicious food. It is about gathering people around the table, bringing to life the family dinner table as a tool for training and discipleship in the ways of Jesus. It is also about building the families of […]

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