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The Turquoise Table Podcast with Kristin Schell
54 minutes | a year ago
S2E17: Loving Your Neighbor Through Infertility and Adoption
Let's talk about infertility and adoption. Chances are you or someone you know has walked one or both of these paths. Today’s guest Cat Vandament shares her story of infertility and treatments that led to the birth of her daughter, and then the decision to pursue adoption with their son. Cat’s story is unique in that during fertility treatments, they faced the additional stress and unfortunate timing of her husband’s numerous military deployments. Infertility and adoption can be sensitive and hard topics for many. Which is why it’s important to have the conversation and gratefully Cat is willing to help us talk about the emotional journey. No two stories are alike, but as you listen to the conversation you'll hear hope and encouragement. Cat speaks with honesty and vulnerability. She shares the struggle of not knowing why her body “wasn’t working the way every other woman’s body works” and how she overcame untrue thoughts like “trying to figure out what I had done wrong.” Cat’s story is told through the lens of infertility and adoption. But, it’s also a story of faith and helps us see how we all wrestle with our own worth at times. Listen in to learn what NOT to say to a friend or neighbor who is trying to get pregnant. And, stay tuned as Cat reveals the number one way you can love your neighbor through infertility and adoption. Links/Resources: Connect with Cat Vandament: Watch Cat's Turquoise Table Story Shop Noonday with Cat Instagram 🌟 Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast wherever you are listening! Connect with Kristin: Facebook Instagram Twitter Website Book Join our free online community to continue the conversation at: www.theturquoisetablecommunity.com
51 minutes | a year ago
S2E16: Creating Community in Djibouti
Register for Creating Community & Connection: A Workshop with Kristin Schell In this episode of The Turquoise Table, host Kristin Schell continues the storytelling series talking with people who are creating community in unique and remarkable ways. Rachel Jones lives at the crossroads of faith and culture in the Horn of Africa. She is the author of the book Stronger Than Death, and she and her husband founded the International School of Djibouti. Her story takes us on a beautiful journey from a high rise apartment complex in Minneapolis to a school in The Horn of Africa. Rachel’s story of creating community and connection is one of the most inspiring yet. Relationships that started in her own backyard led her family across the globe to Djibouti. When she was just twenty-two years old and a new mother of twins, Rachel received hospitality from complete strangers, her Somali neighbors. Her immigrant neighbors befriended her -- bringing her food and even offering to clean her house while she rested with the twins. Rachel was overwhelmed by their incredible friendship and a curiosity to know more about their home East Africa was born. What transpires next is remarkable. Rachel and her family move from urban Minneapolis to a rural part of Somalia. Then to Djibouti. Kristin and Rachel talk about what it’s like to be a Christian in a country that is 99% Muslim and the incredible relationships she’s made with her neighbors. Rachel gives us a brief overview of the Muslim religion and piques our curiosity to learn more. After all, loving your Muslim neighbor is the same as loving your non-Muslim neighbor. Learn more about Rachel Jones and her work at www.djiboutijones.com. Purchase Rachel’s book Stronger Than Death Learn more about the International School of Djibouti Follow Rachel Pieh Jones: Instagram Facebook 🌟 Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast wherever you are listening! Connect with Kristin: Facebook Instagram Twitter Website Book Creating Community & Connection Workshop Join our free online community to continue the conversation at: www.theturquoisetablecommunity.com
49 minutes | a year ago
S2E15: Bridging The Military Civilian Divide
Register for Creating Community & Connection: A Workshop with Kristin Schell. In this episode of The Turquoise Table, host Kristin Schell speaks with Maria Reed, founder of the home improvement television show Moving with the Military. Maria’s mission is to bridge the military-civilian divide through design and community building. Kristin and Maria discuss the unique hardships military families face and how the community can welcome them with open arms. To begin, Maria shares her background and her own experiences being in a military family. She was born in Cuba and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She worked for many years in the film industry as a producer. However, during this time she dated long-distance and fell in love with her military husband. To her surprise, soon after they were married her husband deployed, and she found out she was pregnant. 17 years and five moves later, her love for the film industry continued with her. She then formed the idea for her television show, Moving with the Military, from her own life experiences raising a military family. Maria describes the fear that comes with starting life over every time her family moved. Sometimes, she would barely leave her house and often felt paralyzed. She shares a story of making friends with another military wife. Now she can find excitement and positive experiences from moving. While there are struggles for military families to build community, Kristin and Maria agree that the Turquoise Table has been a great resource for military families to find a sense of place in their community. With the growing number of military families living outside military bases, Maria saw a need for home makeovers and her television show. Maria is in charge of the difficult task of choosing a military family for a makeover through the submission of stories and nominations. From backyards to bedrooms, the show has completed 27 makeovers in three years. With the work of her show, she encourages civilians to be a part of the lives of military families that live around them. Maria also describes the purpose of DIY nights within the communities and is coming out with a cookbook, The Military Melting Pot, as a way to meld families together. Her biggest tip to civilians is to reach out to military families in their neighborhood and be in community with one another. Links/Resources: Learn more about Maria Reed and Moving with the Military on her website. Submit a nomination of a military family for a Moving with the Military home makeover. Follow Moving with the Military: Facebook Instagram Twitter 🌟 Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast wherever you are listening! Connect with Kristin: Facebook Instagram Twitter Website Book Creating Community & Connection Workshop Join our free online community to continue the conversation at: theturquoisetablecommunity.com
38 minutes | a year ago
S2E14: What Do You Need? A Conversation with Kim Muench
What Do You Need? A simple question inspires The Turquoise Cart Program at Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. In this episode of The Turquoise Table, host Kristin Schell speaks with Kim Muench, a volunteer program coordinator at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Kim began her Turquoise Table journey by placing her own Turquoise Table in her front yard. Unfortunately, this was met with resistance by her Homeowners Association, and, despite Kim’s efforts to convince them otherwise, they would not allow her to keep her table in the front yard. Still determined to create community in her neighborhood, Kim began a tradition of bringing her Turquoise Table from the back yard to the front yard one Friday night per month. Each month, between three and seven families join hers to play games on the street and socialize. Kim hopes that even more families will join them, and that her community will continue to grow. However, bringing out her Turquoise Table once a month wasn’t enough for Kim. She brought the idea of placing a table at Cook Children’s Hospital to her boss, who told her it wasn’t feasible. However, Kim and her boss came up with the idea of turquoise carts: rolling hospitality carts that go from room to room serving parents. When children are in the hospital, parents often forget to take care of themselves. The children receive constant attention, but parents often lose themselves in the care of their children. Kim wanted to start The turquoise Cart Project to serve and uplift these parents. To jumpstart the project, Kim asked all the parents who had children in the hospital: “what do you need?” This simple but powerful question rendered all the information she needed to pursue her idea of the turquoise carts. Kim is grateful for the impact the project has already made, and encourages listeners to create their own Turquoise Table missions wherever they are. The Turquoise Table calling is not limited to a front yard picnic table. As Kim has proven, it can be manifested anywhere that there are people to be served and community to be created. Links/Resources: For full show notes, discussion guide, Suppers for Sharing recipe, and Conversation Starter, visit www.theturquoisetable.com/podcast, or join us in our FREE online community, The Turquoise Table Community. Connect with Kristin: Instagram Facebook The Turquoise Table Connect with Kim Muench: LinkedIn Facebook 🌟 Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast wherever you are listening! 🌟
51 minutes | a year ago
S2E13: Love Where You Live with Shauna Pilgreen
This week on The Turquoise Table, host Kristin Schell chats with Shauna Pilgreen, author of Love Where You Live. A small-town native, Shauna grew up on a farm in South Georgia, and then moved to rural Missouri with her husband to do ministry. Ten years ago, the Lord stirred in their hearts a desire to plant a church in a place far outside their comfort zones: San Francisco, California. Love Where You Live chronicles the struggles and blessings of Shauna’s move to the big city, and learning how to invest long-term in the place she lives. In the title Love Where You Live, “love” is a verb — Shauna actively loves the local people with whom she comes into contact. She offers a few simple ideas on how others can too; her first suggestion is to take walks. Instead of taking the train or her minivan, Shauna often chooses to walk to her kids’ school, to the grocery store, or around her neighborhood. She prays that God would use her with whomever she encounters each day and intentionally makes time for those interactions. She also suggests sitting down with family members to discuss how you as a team can make a difference. One night, Shauna and her family walked the streets of their neighborhood handing out free pizza, water bottles, and cookies. Simple acts of kindness create a ripple effect in the community, and Shauna continues to share her heart and to love her neighbors well in her now-beloved home of San Francisco. Links/Resources: Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast wherever you are listening! For full show notes and links, please visit: www.theturquoisetable.com/podcast Join our free online community to continue the conversation at: www.theturquoisetablecommunity.com Affiliate links may be used at no additional cost to you. You can connect with Shauna through: Her website Facebook Instagram Her book: Love Where You Live Celebrate #LoveWhereYouLiveDay and nominate a friend for the Love Where You Live Award.
55 minutes | a year ago
S2E12: Tasting Grace with Melissa d'Arabian
Host Kristin Schell interviews chef and best-selling author Melissa d’Arabian. Melissa is an expert on affordable family cooking, and author of the book Tasting Grace. In this episode they discuss how Melissa’s career got started, her new book, and how her faith influences her approach to food. Melissa first realized her connection to food, growing up in a single family home where money was tight. While she often experienced hunger at school, she saw the sacrifices her mom made to welcome others into their home with hospitality. Melissa and Kristin discuss the problems with the way that our society approaches food. While we are as disconnected from the source of our food as we’ve ever been, we are also food obsessed; We have celebrity chefs, and we constantly post images of our food on the internet. There are some serious misconceptions about food in a world where we won’t eat a tomato because of the sugar content but we’ll drink an artificially colored and sweetened sports drink. To develop a better philosophy and theology of food, Melissa looked to the Bible where she couldn’t find any of the guilt language our society has about food. Instead, all the language around food was about loving, welcoming, and celebrating. It was observing these tensions in our food culture and this journey in the Bible that led Melissa to write Tasting Grace. Links/Resources: 🌟 Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast wherever you are listening! Sunday Supper recipe: BBQ Beer Pulled Chicken Tacos from Half Baked Harvest Conversation Starter: What are two of your happiest childhood memories? What is one of your most embarrassing memories? Affiliate links may be used at no additional cost to you. Follow Kristin Schell on Instagram. SALE! 50% off: The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard. (at time of podcast publication on 1/8/2020) Check out Tasting Grace by Melissa d’Arabian. Learn more about Melissa on Food Network’s site. Follow Melissa d’Arabian on Instagram. Join our free online community to continue the conversation at: www.theturquoisetablecommunity.com
50 minutes | a year ago
S2E11: Trust the Process with Christa Wells
In this week’s episode host Kristin Schell interviews singer-songwriter Christa Wells. An award winning songwriter, Christa has collaborated with Nashville artists to write hit songs such as “Held” (Natlie Grant) and “Red Sea Road” (Ellie Holcomb). Christa is currently working on her 5th album and she shares behind the scenes look into the process. Join Kristin and Christa for a conversation about the importance of community. Christa shares how even though she’s in a season of having little to offer, she’s even more committed to opening up her home to friends and has found great joy and community in doing so. We are all called to be agents of hospitality and Christa gives practical ways to share in any season of life. Connect with Christa: Instagram Facebook Website Patreon Be sure to check out our FREE online community for: full show notes and links podcast episode discussion guide journal prompts Join us: www.theturquoisetablecommunity.com 🌟 Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast wherever you are listening!
35 minutes | a year ago
S2E10: Grumble Free Hospitality with Tricia Goyer
In this episode of The Turquoise Table, host Kristin Schell welcomes author, blogger, and parent, Tricia Goyer to discuss her book The Grumble-Free Year: Twelve Months, Eleven Family Members, and One Impossible Goal. As a mother of 10 kids (seven of whom still live in the house), being married 29 years, and having authored over 75 books, Tricia has become Kristin’s go-to authority on all things parenting. Tricia shares how she keeps the family, even the kids living outside of the home, and her 90-year-old mother with dementia, communicating and sharing with each other. The Grumble-Free Year was based on Tricia’s unique experience. There is an underlying grumbling and discontent that children and parents both express. She and her husband thought, “what if we could go a year without grumbling?” She knew it’d take a while to undo certain habits, but she was tired not only of hearing her kids grumble, but saw it spilling over into her relationship with her husband. What happened in the Goyer's Grumble-Free Year experiment? Listen in and find out. Links: Connect with Tricia Goyer: The Grumble-Free Year: Twelve Months, Eleven Family Members and One Impossible Goal Tricia's website Follow Tricia Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Join our FREE online community for: full show notes and links podcast episode discussion guide journal prompts Tricia's Pork & Hominy Pozole recipe Join us: www.theturquoisetablecommunity.com 🌟 Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast wherever you are listening! Affiliate links may be used at no additional cost to you.
43 minutes | a year ago
S2E9: Awful Beautiful Life with Becky Powell and Katherine Reay
(🌟 Today's conversation is a hard one. I want you to know that while it is full of hope, friendship, and a powerful story of community, it begins with the tragedy of suicide.) In today’s episode of The Turquoise Table, host Kristin Schell interviews Becky Powell and Katherine Reay. Katherine is an award-winning author of novels, including Lizzy and Jane and The Printed Leather Bookshop. Katherine recently wrote her first non-fiction book with Becky called Awful Beautiful Life: When God Shows up in the Midst of Tragedy. On May 13, 2013, Becky faced the unthinkable: she learned her husband had taken his own life and had borrowed millions of dollars over the years from friends and colleagues. While grieving her husband’s death, she became the focus of FBI, SEC and Department of Justice investigations. Today’s episode is a gripping story filled with grace, faith, and community. Links: Join our free online community to continue the conversation at: www.theturquoisetablecommunity.com 🎁 Check out our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide Two of my favorite novels by Katherine: Lizzy and Jane The Printed Letter Bookshop Becky’s story, written by Katherine, is available on Amazon: Awful Beautiful Life: When God Shows up in the Midst of Tragedy The playlist for the book’s chapters is available at: www.awfulbeautifullifethebook.com Affiliate links may be used at no additional cost to you.
48 minutes | a year ago
S2E8: Living with Courageous Courage with Jessica Honegger
In today’s episode of The Turquoise Table Podcast, host Kristin Schell interviews Jessica Honegger about the joy that comes when you are cornered by courage and gather women for a purpose. Jessica is a wife, mother of three, founder and CEO of Noonday Collection, and bestselling author of Imperfect Courage: Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared. Noonday creates meaningful opportunities in fashion for vulnerable communities to sell their beautiful handmade goods and empower them to flourish. Ambassadors of Noonday Collection are women in America that host trunk shows to create economic opportunity for the artisans and themselves. Noonday Collection is the world’s largest fair-trade jewelry company, and they rally women just like you to sustain dignified jobs for over 4,500 Artisans around the world. Ambassadors are purposeful, passionate women who own their own businesses and gather women in their own communities to make an impact in communities across the globe. If this sounds like you, head over to noondaycollection.com and click “Become an Ambassador.” 🌟When you mention The Turquoise Table during sign-up, you’ll receive a special gift exclusively for Turquoise Table listeners to get you started. This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart, and I think you’ll feel the same. Links: Check out Jessica Honegger’s book, Imperfect Courage: Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared Learn more about Noonday Collection: https://www.noondaycollection.com Instagram @noondaycollection Follow Jessica @jessicahonegger Don’t forget to join us in theturquoisetablecommunity.com for FREE bonuses, like: Discussion Guide Journal Prompts Recipes Share, review and subscribe to the podcast wherever you are listening! Affiliate links may be used at no additional cost to you.
48 minutes | 2 years ago
S2E7: Creating Consistent Community with Bailey T. Hurley
In today’s episode of The Turquoise Table, host Kristin Schell interviews Bailey T. Hurley, who is committed to small community settings with her husband and two children. Kristin and Bailey discuss small groups: how to find one, how to join one, and even how to start one. Kristin shares how she and Tony are in the process of starting their own small group in their church community. Bailey gives tangible tips on how you can invite people into community in your life, as well as how you can sustain community. While Bailey is committed to lifelong friendships, she explains how you can start slowly and easily, as well as how to maintain high-quality friendships when you live far apart. In her neighborhood, Bailey builds friendships across generations. When Bailey arranges play dates, sets up the book club meeting or invites someone over, it’s a lot of work. However, she gets quality time, the conversations she needed, and the chance to he heard in her circle of friends. On the other hand, when you experience hospitality fatigue, it is important to take breaks and know your boundaries. It’s equally important to make sure that what you choose to do in community is something you love, so if you love reading, have a book club, and if you love cooking, invite people over for dinner. Links: Join our free online community to continue the conversation, get tips on how to host your own Pizza and Podcast Party, and find discussion and journal prompts from this episode at: www.theturquoisetablecommunity.com Recommended Podcasts: Revisionist History with Malcolm Galdwell The 36 Questions Podcast Recommended Cookbook: Magnolia Cookbook: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines You can find Bailey T. Hurley online: website, on Instagram (@bailey.t.hurley) and Facebook.
40 minutes | 2 years ago
S2E6: Beholding and Becoming in Community with Ruth Chou Simons
In today’s episode of The Turquoise Table, host Kristin Schell interviews Ruth Chou Simons, who is an artist, author, speaker, and founder of GraceLaced. Her most recent book Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship takes us on a journey of redirecting our eyes and hearts for worship, right where we are. Ruth and Kristin discuss the role social media plays in our ability to be present. We are distracted by millions of images that fly by, we don’t even realize our short-sightedness and hurry can lead to shallow faith. Ruth and Kristin discuss how hard it is to be the new family in a community and the assumptions that are made which prevent people from inviting a family over. They also describe the difference between entertaining and hospitality, and just how easy it can be to invite someone over and open up lines of communication. Join our FREE online community for: • Full show notes and links • Discussion Guide • Journal Prompts • Ruth’s easy fried rice recipe www.theturquoisetablecommunity.com Ruth’s book: Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship Ruth and Troy Simons’ book: Foundations: 12 Biblical Truths to Shape a Family You can find Ruth on Instagram (@ruthchousimons), Facebook and Twitter (@gracelaced) Ruth’s personal website (ruthchousimons.com) and her company GraceLaced 👉🏽 🌟 Will you do us a HUGE favor? Please click those 5-stars and give us a review. Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast wherever you are listening. Links may include affiliate links.
46 minutes | 2 years ago
S2E5: More Than Mindful with Kat Cannon
In today’s episode of The Turquoise Table, host Kristin Schell interviews Kat Cannon, who has just written her ninth Bible study called More than Mindful: What God Tells Us to Remember. In the Old Testament, one of the first instances of remembering is when God asks for all to remember his name. Kat and Kristin discuss the importance of names and the naming stories in their own lives. Find out what YOUR name means by using a tool like www.behindthename.com Key Takeaways in Today’s Episode: • 7:30 The Hebrew concept of remembering is closely tied to action and obedience. • 14:03 God introduces himself with his personal name when he speaks to Moses, which translates to “I am”. • 36:00 Together we know God better than any of us could on our own. • 39:40 Community means carrying each other’s burdens. Join our free online community to continue the conversation and to enter to win the More than Mindful Bible Study: www.theturquoisetablecommunity.com Find Kat’s bible studies on her website: https://www.katcannon.com Find Kat on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. 🌟Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast wherever you are listening! Links may include Affiliate Links which means I receive a small commission, at no cost to you, for any purchases made.
42 minutes | 2 years ago
S2E4: Rhythms of Renewal at the Table with Rebekah Lyons
In today’s episode of The Turquoise Table, host Kristin Schell has an inspiring conversation with Rebekah Lyons, co-founder of Q Ideas, a nonprofit organization, and author; her newest book is Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose. During this episode, Kristin and Rebekah discuss how stress threatens our mental and physical health, and how to manage it in a holistic manner. According to the American Institute of Stress, 77% of the population experiences physical symptoms associated with stress on a regular basis. This is the result of the loneliness epidemic, the false sense of connection in the digital age. These numbers are dismal, even at a first glance. But you can handle stress in a positive, efficient, and wholesome manner that gets you back into the rhythm God created for you. The way to do this is by following four pillars: rest, restore, connect, and create. It is essential to remember that each of us is created for community. Being alone is not what God intends for us, and that is why we are suffering and stressed when we are lonely. Committing to 15 minutes every morning to connect with God will be beneficial and uplifting. You can do this by making this time to sit down, relax, and listen to what He has to say to you. Thus you will notice that you actually can get into the rhythms God created for us to be in back into your life. Make sure to tune in to hear all the healthy and encouraging wisdom and insight from Kristin and Rebekah. ⭐️ Rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast! ⭐️ Links: Rebekah’s website: rebekahlyons.com Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose Join our FREE online community for: full show notes and links podcast episode discussion guide journal prompts Rebekah's fabulous charcuterie boar The Turquoise Table Community
36 minutes | 2 years ago
S2E3: Hospitality in the Age of Loneliness
In today’s episode of The Turquoise Table, host Kristin Schell interviews Leslie Verner, who is sharing with us about hospitality and loving others well. Leslie recently published her book Invited: The Power of Hospitality in an Age of Loneliness, which dives into the epidemic of social isolation as a result of us lacking face-to-face interaction with one another. Leslie shares when she’s personally felt lonely in her life, specifically in life transitions, such as big moves across the country and her freshman year of college. Links: Purchase Leslie Verner’s book: Invited: The Power of Hospitality in an Age of Loneliness Join our FREE online community for: full show notes and links podcast episode discussion guide journal prompts Leslie's recipe for Family Style Stir Fry Beef Join us: www.theturquoisetablecommunity.com Connect with Leslie Verner Website: Scraping Raisins Twitter: @leslie_verner Instagram: @scraping_raisins Facebook: Scraping Raisins – Leslie Verner Connect with Kristin: Twitter @kristinkschell Instagram @kristinkschell Facebook The Turquoise Table – Kristin Schell Will you do us a HUGE favor? Please click those 5-stars and give us a review. Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast wherever you are listening.
43 minutes | 2 years ago
S2E2: Community: Work & Faith with Kat Armstrong
In today’s episode of The Turquoise Table, host Kristin Schell interviews Kat Armstrong, an innovative ministry leader, a sought-after speaker, and the co-founder and executive director of Polished. Kat stewards the community of Polished, which is a network of young professional women who gather over a meal to discuss the intersection of work and faith. The diverse group of women discuss the hardships they are experiencing at work, as well as what they believe and how faith can be applied to their careers. Kat explains how she uses the Bible to inform her personal life, and how Jesus has prioritized for us what’s most important: loving God and loving others. Kat realized, through conversations and by looking inward, that many women want to give more of themselves to their communities and their faith, but they are scared. In her book, No More Holding Back, Kat uncovers the history of ideological gender bias around women not using their brains as much as men and being smaller or weaker. Theologically, any of the early church fathers looked to Eve as an example as someone easily deceived and not to be trusted with truth or leadership. But within the Bible, there are many hidden female figures that led and bettered the community. Many of the young professionals at Polished are looking for a mentor, not just in terms of work, but also for life. Kat explains that any Christ-follower can find a mentor that is also a Christ-follower at a local church that works for your faith and schedule. In the Polished chapters, there are groups of women who believe in the power of prayer to support their fellow members in times of hardship or struggle. Kat’s prayer for the women that read her book is that they feel they can still be who they are and love God and other people well. Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast wherever you are listening! Links: Purchase Kat Armstrong’s book, No More Holding Back: Emboldening Women to Move Past Barriers, See Their Worth, and Serve God Everywhere Join our free online community to view the full show notes and to continue the conversation at: www.theturquoisetablecommunity.com Check out The Turquoise Table website: https://theturquoisetable.com/ To find your local chapter, learn more about Polished, or to see Kristin Schell speak at the Austin, Texas gathering on October 9th, visit: www.polishedonline.org Follow Kristin and The Turquoise Table on Twitter (@kristinkschell) and Instagram (@kristinkschell) Connect with Kristin on Facebook
47 minutes | 2 years ago
S2E1: Daily Calm Downs & The Next Right Thing with Emily P. Freeman
Today kicks off the second season of The Turquoise Table, where we’ll be asking all our guests and you to answer this question: What does community mean to you? In today’s episode, host Kristin Schell interviews Emily P. Freeman, a writing mentor, teacher and friend. Spoiler alert: Emily was at guest at the party Kristin bought the original picnic table for – before it became The Turquoise Table. Through her books and podcast, Emily helps ease the minds of weary decision makers and gives measured direction on taking next steps. Emily advocates for pondering holy longings and the power of silence, even when you feel called to live in community. Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast wherever you are listening! Links: GIVEAWAY!! Head over to @kristinkschell on Instagram to enter the giveaway for a pair of Apple AirPods and Turquoise Table case. Giveaway ends 9/27 at midnight. Join our FREE online community to get full show notes, podcast discussion guide, journal prompts, and to continue to conversation: www.theturquoisetablecommunity.com Emily Freeman’s books: Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast Moving World A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Air You Were Made to Live The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions Emily’s Podcast: The Next Right Thing Connect with Emily on Instagram: @emilypfreeman This post may contain affiliate links at no additional cost to you.
5 minutes | 2 years ago
Season 2 Trailer
Welcome to Season Two of The Turquoise Table Podcast. This is a special twelve-week season called The Case for Community. We're going to roll up our sleeves and dive in to answer this question: What Does Community Mean to You? Think about that for a minute. How do you answer this question -- what does community mean to you? There are so many factors that affect the way we live and grow in community. And, we’re going to cover as many of them as we can. We’re going to talk about the Loneliness Epidemic in America. We’re going to have a conversation about mental health and how it effects the way we approach community. We’re going to hear from guests about what it looks like to truly be vulnerable and how that translates to empathy. We’ll hear reoccurring themes like setting healthy boundaries in relationships and how in order to offer hospitality, we must also extend it to ourselves. Over the course of the next twelve weeks I have the honor of talking to best-selling authors, bible scholars and teachers, community leaders, a musician, entrepreneurs, a CEO, TV food celeb, and all-around incredible voices. Each conversation gives us a unique lens through which to view community. We’re going to learn a lot from each of our guests, but the thing about community is you can’t figure it out on your own. So, each podcast episode is designed to be a conversation starter. We want you to listen to it through your earbuds. But we want you to listen to it in community too. With your friends and neighbors. And, then we’ve created a unique way to continue exploring the question: What does Community Mean to YOU? You’re invited to keep chatting each week in our very own Turquoise Table Community. That’s right -- we’ve created a thriving online community just for you. It’s absolutely FREE and the conversation is encouraging and helpful. We’ve strategically chosen to move away from Facebook, so you need to make sure to join us in The Turquoise Table Community. For each podcast episode, you’ll find exclusive resources: show notes recipes and tips from guests exclusive discussion guide with conversation starters journal prompts You don’t want to miss this, so please be sure to join: www.TheTurquoiseTableCommunity.com And, make sure you are subscribed in iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts. Go ahead and give us a 5-star review -- it helps more than boost my ego, friends. Your reviews and ratings boost the algorithms and allows other folks to learn about The Turquoise Table Podcast.
34 minutes | 2 years ago
S1:E22 A Year of Gathering Small & Loving Deep at the Turquoise Table
It’s the last 2018 episode of the Turquoise Table Podcast, and I’m in one of my favorite places: the kitchen! Today I’m whipping up a five-ingredient holiday appetizer, Cranberry Pistachio Gruyère Croutons, and thinking about all the wonderful guests we’ve had on the show this year. I’ve had the incredible opportunity to talk to thought makers, authors, experts and leaders who have had shared important lessons on hospitality and community, and how we can connect with the people in our neighborhoods. So today, we’re going to reflect on the wise words of a few guests we’ve had at the table, and how we can carry the lessons they have given us into the new year. (And don’t worry, I’m sharing that over-the-top delicious crouton recipe with you at the end of the show!)
36 minutes | 2 years ago
S1:E21 Create a Cozy Minimalist Home: Myquillyn Smith and Susie Davis
We’re making Turquoise Table history today with our very first pop-up podcast! A few weeks ago, my hospitality partner-in-crime Susie Davis and I recorded a live podcast in my front yard with fifty friends and our special guest, Myquillyn Smith. And y’all, just a hint of what’s to come: this will be the first of many pop-up podcasts because we had so much fun! So if you don’t know Myquillyn, you’re going to fall in love very soon. She’s the brains behind The Nesting Place, a beautiful blog where she encourages women to create warm, inviting homes using what they have, wherever they are. Myquillyn just released her brand-new book Cozy Minimalist Home. And inspired by the book, Myquillyn answered questions from our live audience about how to create a cozy home with less stuff. Music to your ears, right? And be sure to stay till the end, where we dish on a yummy cider recipe you’ll want at all of your holiday parties.
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