Lunch Break with Shauna Niequist

On today's (first!) Around the Table Lunch Break, we chat with Shauna Niequist about her new devotional, Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are, why the word "should" is a warning sign, and which pop artist she'd invite to her dream dinner party.

What you'll hear:

  • Why our entire lives are our spiritual lives
  • The role of structure and rhythm in a savoring life
  • The amazing guests Shauna would invite to her dream dinner party

Can I quote you on that?

  • "The spiritual part of your life is sometimes when you're with your kids, sometimes when you're around your table, and sometimes when you're at church - I think it's all spiritual life." - Shauna Niequist
  • "Some of the most profoundly spiritual moments of your life might happen in the context of relationship, not in the context of being alone with a book." - Shauna Niequist
  • "God does some of His best work in my life and in our community when we get together around the table - it's sacred space as much as any church building. God does really good work when we tell each other the truth about our lives, and that often happens when we eat together." - Shauna Niequist
  • "Should is a warning sign. I wish I would have been more honest with myself about the disparity between the things I felt I 'should' be doing and the things I was actually enjoying." - Shauna Niequist
  • "'Should' never leads us to whole living." - Shauna Niequist
  • "Cuturally, the bandwith for women is really narrow. Whenever you can break out of that, you create space for the women around you." - Shauna Niequist
  • "I don't make my bed. Not ever. I probably am not going to. I don't even feel bad about it. It's not a thing." -Shauna Niequist
  • "One of the best gifts we can give each other is the freedom to tell the truth about who we are." - Shauna Niequist

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