hospitality

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

Etiquette

Do Manners Matter? Part 3: Dining Etiquette

Dining etiquette is, by far, my favorite to teach. I especially enjoy teaching young children to set tables correctly. My 6 year nephew recently learned how to position napkins, knives, and forks and it made him so proud to see his work. Some may deem dining etiquette unnecessary, but I wholeheartedly disagree. There are many… Continue reading Do Manners Matter? Part 3: Dining Etiquette

Etiquette

Do Manners Matter? Part 2: Social Etiquette

Social etiquette, including social media, is fun to talk about. It is so vitally important to our professionalism and our influence, but it's the one thing that is being ignored and cast aside more and more as time passes. Today we'll look at the top 5 etiquette rules for both in person, and online, interactions.… Continue reading Do Manners Matter? Part 2: Social Etiquette

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5 People That Need Our Hospitality

This world is full of people needing to be loved and ministered to. Our mission is to show hospitality to everybody that we meet, right? It can get exhausting to do everything for everyone, especially if we're not well practiced or just starting out. While everyone deserves our kindness and hospitality, I've realized that there… Continue reading 5 People That Need Our Hospitality

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Starved

We live in a world that is starved for true authentic hospitality. With so many magazines and TV shows displaying what a perfect home should look like, so many people are unwilling to open their home to others unless they achieve that level of perfection. From pristine living rooms that are unbelievably uncomfortable to picture… Continue reading Starved

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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

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Entertaining vs.Hospitality

What sort of things come to mind when you hear the word hospitality? Do you imagine a beautifully set table, cocktails, fancy dresses, and perfectly put together trays of hors d'oeuvres? Hospitality can indeed include all of these things, but it doesn't have to. Most of the time we associate hospitality with the idea of… Continue reading Entertaining vs.Hospitality