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Hospitality

Hospitality 101: Quick and Easy: No Cook Entertaining {pt.1}

Hospitality 101: Quick and Easy: No Cook Entertaining {pt.1}

Hospitality. It’s simply opening your home to others, sharing what you have and being accessible to people.  It means coming out of your comfort zone for a purpose (the gospel) and answering God’s call to “show hospitality without grudging” to one another with a smile. […]

Hospitality 101 Series

Hospitality 101 Series

My sweet friend Niki asked me to share some ideas for extending hospitality in the home, a topic that I am happy to cover because it is near and dear to my heart. In the last few years, I’ve been asked to speak several times […]

Hospital-ity

Hospital-ity

When you think about hospitality, don’t think entertaining. Don’t think about impressing or killing yourself making a five course meal. Think hospital. Think healing. Think soul care. Every day we cross paths with people who simply need kindness. And yet, kindness is so very rare […]

Hospitality Hints

Hospitality Hints

I was talking to a friend today, and the topic of hospitality came up. She told me that I have the “gift” of hospitality. I told her that I am not sure that it is a “gift”, rather something that I observed in my mother. […]

A Life That Says “Welcome”

A Life That Says “Welcome”

This week we are hosting the National Hoops team at our church. We have a sweet family staying with us with their two young children. It has been an exhausting weekend, but it is so nice to have a baby and toddler in the house, […]