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
Category: Practical Hospitality
5 Ways to Deal With Rudeness
We live in an ever changing world. One where rudeness is almost a quality of everyday life. With an increasing number of reality TV shows showing major meltdowns and praising rude behavior, it's now become a norm in our society. I refuse to accept this. We don't have to accept rudeness as a norm and… Continue reading 5 Ways to Deal With Rudeness
5 Quick Holiday Hostess Tips
I love hosting get-togethers at Christmas time! My house looks bright and festive, peppermint is everywhere, and the feeling of goodwill and hope can be felt throughout. December is probably my favorite month to host dinners and parties. Today I am sharing 5 quick tips to make your holiday hosting smooth and effective.
3 Ways to Host Friendsgiving
A few years ago I was first introduced to the term "Friendsgiving". I fell in love with the idea. Our friends are often as close as family and should be celebrated. For those of you who are not familiar with the idea of Friendsgiving, allow me to explain. The concept was introduced in the early… Continue reading 3 Ways to Host Friendsgiving
Invite, Welcome, Love
And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.” Matthew 10:42 I am often asked why hospitality is such a big deal to me. Why is it that I enjoy having people… Continue reading Invite, Welcome, Love
Hospitality Amid Social Distancing
How do we practice hospitality amid social distancing? How do we protect ourselves and care for those we love? How do we respond to fear and uncertainty?
The Bible says is Psalms 56:3 "When I am afraid, I put my trust in you."
Cookies for Christmas
Is there anything better than a plate full of freshly baked Christmas cookies? Any other time of the year cookies are, at best, good. But Christmas cookies? You can't beat those if you tried. If you don't like Christmas cookies, then I'm sorry my friend, but there's little hope for you. One of my favorite… Continue reading Cookies for Christmas
Lessons From a Messy Kitchen
There have been many times that I've stood in the middle of my kitchen after an event thinking why do I do this to myself? My sink is full. There's not enough room for another dish on my counter top. There is food and empty packaging everywhere. My stove is disgusting. My floors are a mess.… Continue reading Lessons From a Messy Kitchen
An Unexpected Party
Expected company can be stressful enough to someone who is not used to, or warmed up to, the idea of opening their home. But unexpected company? What goes through your mind when you hear that phrase? To some, this is delight. To others, it's sheer panic. When my husband and I were married, we decided… Continue reading An Unexpected Party
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