30 Signs of a Toxic Relationship

In season 2 episode 8 “Deconstruction”  Melissa and Amanda go through a list of 30 Toxic Traits found in the book “Psychopath Free” by Jackson MacKenzie. After searching through several sources we found that there are many available for discovering toxic traits, why people act in toxic ways, and how to overcome abusive relationships. WeContinue reading “30 Signs of a Toxic Relationship”

Spark Media Podcast Award Nominations

The Spark Media Awards recognize Christian Podcasters across various areas of podcasting. They allow podcasters and listeners to nominate podcasts for different areas. We are thrilled and humbled to be nominated for not one, not two, but THREE Spark Media Podcast Awards! For those who nominated us, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!Continue reading “Spark Media Podcast Award Nominations”

A Beauitful Gift

This is a little different from our normal content, but we wanted to take this opportunity to talk about something that has touched all of our lives here at Come to the Table….adoption.  November is National Adoption Month and I wanted to use this blessing of this platform and talk about adoption for a moment. Continue reading “A Beauitful Gift”

Being a Light in a Dark World

After listening to “Right vs. Righteous” again, I got to thinking about all of the things that I did and was a part of that I felt was right but was I really doing what was righteous in the eyes of God. God lead me to Mathew 5:14-16. In Christian circles, we constantly hear “beContinue reading “Being a Light in a Dark World”

Grit Doesn’t Replace Boundaries

I’ve written before about my upbringing. Growing up in Wyoming, in a hard working family and having strong women to look up to, it is really easy for me to live by “pull up your big girl panties and deal with it.” Over the years, I have become the queen of just powering through. IContinue reading “Grit Doesn’t Replace Boundaries”

A True Relationship With Christ Isn’t Cliché

In a world where it is so easy to create an unrealistic, picture perfect image of yourself – especially online – it can be tempting to apply that to our Christian walk as well. We like the pretty, shiny side of Christianity. We like that we are washed clean. We like the postable moments thatContinue reading “A True Relationship With Christ Isn’t Cliché”

Cheating Salvation

In this month’s episode, “Religion vs Relationship” I shared my story of how I grew up in church. I shared how I was told that our confirmation classes were intended to confirm both that we were saved and our intentions to be members of the church. Part of that process was being able to writeContinue reading “Cheating Salvation”

Come As You Are

“There’s a sign on the door that says “come as you are” but I doubt it. Cause if we lived like this were true every Sunday morning pew would be crowded.”  These lyrics from the Matthew West song “Truth Be Told” seemed to jump right out of the radio and pierce my heart.  I can’tContinue reading “Come As You Are”

Booyah! Self-Care!

In a recent conversation with a friend, the topic of self-care came up, I responded with a loud laugh and  an awkward statement of; “I think you’ll find me on the wrong end of the spectrum when it comes to self-care, I tend to indulge far too much in caring for myself!”  My friend’s response,Continue reading “Booyah! Self-Care!”

You Never Know What Someone is Going Through

When I was a little kid, I spent a lot of time with my Granny. I would spend the night at her house, run errands with her and help her at work. One thing that always struck me was just how kind and thoughtful she was to everyone around her. Back in those days, ourContinue reading “You Never Know What Someone is Going Through”