Peace for the Frazzled and the Frenzied

I was all amped up last night. I couldn’t go to sleep because I was thinking about ALL THE THINGS. And somehow at the late hour of 11pm, I felt like it was really time to solve it all. Public school, private school, home school? What to get my Secret Santa? What to tell my […]

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How the Comfort of Christmas is the Cure for All our Sorrow

Dear Reader, Christmas is a time of comfort. Almost anyone will agree with this. When we think about Christmas we think about a warm fire, something hot to drink, reclining in a comfortable chair. We think of listening to pleasant music, exchanging gifts joyfully with loved ones, and bringing to mind all the beautiful times […]

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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 Jump Start

Dear Reader, Maybe you’ve been reading this blog and this series and have been wondering, “When are all the great hospitality tips going to come in?” Well today is your lucky day. Before we wrap up this series with a more serious post about the root of our longing for home (stay tuned next week), […]

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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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TGIF: Sharing is Caring

Hello Dear Readers! Here in Northern Colorado today it is cloudy and cool, not the kind of weather I always enjoy, but just perfect for sitting in a coffee shop sipping cider and pulling together a few gems for your enjoyment.   I just saw this gal at the Hope*Writer’s Guided Writing Retreat last weekend, […]

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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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