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
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
This world is full of people needing to be loved and ministered to, especially this year. This has been a rough season for so many with financial hardships, health scares, and social isolation. While everyone deserves our kindness and hospitality, I've realized that there are groups of people that sometimes need a little more than… Continue reading 5 People That Need Your Hospitality
Hello and happy September! I love the Fall season so much. I love a cooler air, and color of the changing leaves, the clothes, and ALL THE SEASONAL FLAVORS! Fall is my favorite season to cook and bake (followed closely by Christmas but we'll wait for that). There are so many warm and comforting flavor… Continue reading 4 Easy Meals for Guests
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
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
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
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?
July is almost here and that means that we are gearing up to celebrate our 243rd birthday as a country. There will be countless parties, picnics, and backyard barbeques in the works. Today we'll look at how to host a backyard barbeque with a few helpful tips and tricks. For backyard party, the easiest way… Continue reading Tips for Hosting a Backyard BBQ
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?