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 

Pre-Hospitality Heart Check

Pre-Hospitality Heart Check

I’m starting a little series on hospitality, that I hope will encourage you as you seek to open your home and life to others. We know, as women of God, that hospitality is not for just for the Martha Stewarts and June Cleavers of the 

Cozy Home Challenge Part 3 {Invite Someone Over}

Cozy Home Challenge Part 3 {Invite Someone Over}

Happy Monday! We’re in the middle of the cranberry harvest–an absolutely gorgeous time of year! Believe it or not we had to pause the picking because we are waiting for the cranberries to turn cranberry! Today’s Cozy Home Challenge is to invite someone over. There’s 

What 20 years of homeschooling has taught me

This summer I find myself re-reading some of the earliest books I ever read on home education. Turning the pages of these old friends makes me nostalgic.  My level of ignorance in the homeschooling department was matched only by my fear of pursing it in 

Family Photos and Updates

It’s been a while since I updated this space with family updates so this post will be news-y. Our biggest life update is that our daughter Emily is engaged to be married to her childhood friend, Sam. Sam surprised her by proposing two days before 

Weekend Edition

My daughter got married last weekend, so this week has been purposefully quieter for me. I scheduled large chunks of time to catch up on my rest, read, go to the beach with the family, “do lunch” several times in Plymouth, and spend time with 

The Grace Table

Today I want to talk about one of my favorite topics, hospitality, and the concept of stewarding our homes as grace-giving spaces where others find favor and kindness under our roof (or in our presence) whether they deserve it or not. I want us to 

Favorite Things Friday

It’s been a while since I did a Favorite Things Friday edition. Did I mention that life has been just a bit busy? All last week was spent searching for a wedding venue for my oldest daughter. {We got one!} It was a tad overwhelming, 

How I Plan and Prioritize My Weeks

Several of you have told me that you wish you could sit at my kitchen table and see how I plan our busy life so I thought I’d do a post about what that looks like. For years I’ve used this Weekly Priority Printable that I 

Two Favorite DIY Holiday Cheese Spreads

I had a group of friends over this week for fellowship and food and one thing they all had in common was their love for these cheese spreads: Garlic and Herb, and Blue Cheese, Walnut, and Cranberry Spread. I love this recipe because it’s inexpensive