hospitality, Lifestyle, Practical Hospitality

6 Items Every Host Should to Have at the Ready

My husband and I decided to adopt an open door policy when we moved into our home. Anyone is welcome, at any time, for any reason. It can be difficult to cope with this kind of life if you're never prepared for company. Over the years I've adapted, reorganized, came up tips and tricks, and… Continue reading 6 Items Every Host Should to Have at the Ready

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Breaking Bread: The Importance of Meals

Over and over again in the Bible, we see the term "breaking bread". The Bible uses this term for three different events. It is used for shared meals, Holy communion, and even talking about the Crucifixion. I loved my study of each of these specific events. Today we'll be specifically talking about breaking bread in terms… Continue reading Breaking Bread: The Importance of Meals

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Are We Interesting or Interested?

I was sitting with my mother-in-law one day and we were discussing people in general. She started talking about talents and intelligence, and then she said something that stuck with me. She said "Too many people are trying to impress others, rather than be impressed by others" My mother-in-law doesn't like to talk about herself.… Continue reading Are We Interesting or Interested?

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Why Hospitality and Etiquette?

I was recently asked why I focus on hospitality and etiquette. What do they have in common? The term etiquette makes a lot of people cringe. The brain automatically goes to stuffy pretentious people, sipping tea with their pinky stuck in the air. Etiquette is simply the customary code of polite behavior in society or… Continue reading Why Hospitality and Etiquette?

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An Inhospitable Marriage

I don't usually write marriage related material. Having been married just under a year myself, I am no expert and I don't pretend to be. But, when God lays something so heavy on my heart, I feel I must share it with you. I want to talk about practicing hospitality in our marriage. Hospitality isn't just for guests… Continue reading An Inhospitable Marriage

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Making Lemonade

When life gives you lemons… I was studying this past week and a verse in Proverbs caught my eye and jumped out at me. Proverbs 11:25 “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” Whenever I hear the word refreshment I automatically think lemons. To me there is nothing more refreshing than… Continue reading Making Lemonade