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Hi, I’m Rachel

Welcome! As for many people, this blog is a creative outlet. Among many other important titles, I am a maker, and I am on a journey to one day have my own ceramics studio (more on my clay journey soon!). Currently, I don’t have the space, means or schedule to meet this goal so I am enjoying exercising my creative muscles and engaging with others through this blog. I write about my interests which cover a range of topics including home, faith, simple living, finances and food.

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 so much comfort in starting my day with a cup of tea (of course in a handmade mug) and my Bible. 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 is scary and unconventional to share a big dream like mine. 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 crazy like personal finance or HR consulting (two other areas of interest), either way its all part of the journey! 

And since this is an about page, I thought it’d be important to mention my two other most important titles, wife to Steve (aka Chachi to friends and family) and new momma to Graham, our sweet 6 month chubalub. Find my thoughts on 6 months into motherhood here. Actually my proofreading friend said- hey maybe you should mention your a mom and whatnot? She's right. Thank’s friend, and thank you, the one other person reading this, probably my mom or sister, for stopping by!