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HI, I’M RAChel

Welcome to Table Rhythms. A place where I share my interests about home, living simply, faith and money. As for many this project is a creative outlet. Among other important titles, I am a maker and am in the beginning stages of a a slow journey to have my own home studio, primary for ceramics, but also for whatever else I am inspired by or need space for.

So what does Table Rhythms mean?

This is twofold, on the one hand there is the rhythm. The routine and repeated pattern. Even the smallest rhythms at home shape our lives. I am a homebody and find comfort in starting my day with a cup of tea (of course in a handmade mug) and my Bible. Of course this doesn’t always happen, but a simple intentional rhythm like this can shape a whole day and in turn weeks, years and an entire life.

On the other hand is the table. I hope to one day make small batch handcrafted ceramics to be loved and used around shared food and conversation at the table. But even bigger and more beautiful than this physical experience is the table of God. Jesus made the intentional act of communing with all sorts of people from whom we see as the least, to the greatest. There is room at his table, and in his family, for every single person, and every single person is invited. How beautiful is that!

It would make more sense to share Table Rhythms when there is a studio and ceramic pieces to actually buy and put on a table. But here I am sharing a bit of my life, ideas and inspiration, and the journey towards my goal.

Looking back, I’m finding that being a maker has been woven into my life for a long time by our maker, and whether or not I create a ceramics studio someday, I’ll always be doing something creative. Who knows maybe my dream will evolve into something completely different like personal finance or HR consulting (two other areas of interest), either way its the journey that’s important.

And since this is an about page, it's important to mention my two most important titles, wife to Steve (aka Chachi to friends and family) and mama to Graham, our sweet 11 month baby. Find my thoughts on 6 months into motherhood here. I’d love to hear from you! How did you happen upon this page? Have you got any feedback? I wish we could speak in person, but dropping me a note on the contact page is just as welcome.