Thankful for Advent

Dear Reader, I hope you enjoyed eating your Thanksgiving dinner as much as I did! I love Thanksgiving; family and friends gathered around the table for no other purpose than to enjoy each other’s company, and to celebrate the many blessings God has given to us. And as much as everyone gripes about the “no […]

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Our Dwelling Place

“Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge— no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent… …Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to […]

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Hospitality starts at Home

Dear Reader, It is so very easy to make hospitality about us. As a recovering perfectionist/people pleaser, I am especially aware of my proclivity to let hospitality be a vehicle for improving my reputation, even if it’s just my reputation with myself, instead of a self-less act of service towards others. But God is so […]

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Hospitality: You CAN take it with you.

Dear Reader, Maybe you are wondering if hospitality is always something you invite people into. Is it indelibly rooted in place and time? Do you have to cook for it to be hospitality? What if you share a house with roommates who aren’t interested in hosting people? Or what if your home right now is […]

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Humility is the heart of Hospitality

Welcome to week two of our series on Hospitality! I’m glad you are here, and I know it’s not by accident. Today I am tackling the subject of Humility in Hospitality, a crucial but often forgotten element of true hospitality.  Imagine the upper room; 12 dusty sweaty men sitting there. Hungry and ready for supper, […]

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This small loaf, this small house

Dear Reader, as a professional home-body and home-maker, it is my opinion that all the best things happen at home. Home is a gift from the Lord, whether it’s large or small, in good repair or disrepair. And because God is Sovereign, I know that where my home is, and how it is set up, […]

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When it hurts to say Goodbye…

I once learned from author Emily P. Freeman, to pay attention to what makes you cry. She talked about how our tears sometimes tell us what is going on in our souls, when our minds haven’t caught up with them lately. She tells us our tears are reminders of the things that make us come […]

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Thursdays at our House

Today is a Thursday, and for us that means that today is the day we host Life Group at our house, so I thought it would be the perfect day to introduce you all to my new category on the blog: Hospitality. (Check the “Come In” page in the future for more posts like this.) We […]

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