Kristin Schell
Kristin Schell is on a mission to love her neighbors. She put a picnic table in her front yard, painted it turquoise, and began inviting neighbors, friends, and even strangers to hang out and do life together at The Turquoise Table. A gatherer at heart, Kristin brings people together for delicious food and stories at her table and online home
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Little Bits of Good That Overwhelm the World

“The true way and the sure way to friendship is being open to each other, accepting each other just as we are, knowing each other.” Mother Teresa “Hi,” I said. I pulled a pack of playful stickers from my pocket. “Prevyet.” She smiled back with eyes wide as Christmas, admiring the Muppets and a yellow packet of Juicy Fruit. Now what? My Russian was far too limited to carry on...

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Grace in the Neighborhood: A Promise, A Dare, and A Turquoise Table

"We make our friends; we make our enemies: but God makes our next door neighbor." ~ G. K. Chesterton The Promise Nearly a decade ago, I sat next to my husband in the conference room of a title company and signed a gazillion papers to purchase our home. The original homeowner sat across from us. Near the end of our document-signing marathon, she made a plea. “We have a tradition...

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A Feast of Gratitude

  “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ~ A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh “What was your favorite Thanksgiving, Mommy?” one of the girls asks. We’re busy making cornbread for our traditional cornbread dressing. Cornmeal and flour swirl around the kitchen like a West Texas dust storm. Chopped pecans crunch beneath my bare feet. I ignore the mess....

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