Last summer, my son, Egan, was memorizing the Beatitudes as part of a school assignment. Every day I would overhear him practicing in an almost rhythmic recitation—memorizing the sounds of the words together, rather than the words themselves. For him, at age 8, the concepts (and even some of the words!) are foreign and difficult…… Continue reading W1: Introduction: Choosing the Beatitudes
Hi Friends! I have some exciting news to share—2 things I’ve been working on behind the scenes for a while. The first is a hospitality-based ministry that I’ve been developing for several years now. I’ve been working to encourage local women through hosting gatherings and facilitating Christian fellowship. There have been many times I’ve been…… Continue reading Blog Expansion Update
https://youtu.be/4u-3PzY-6uY When sharing food, don’t obligate people to wash and return your tupperware. Instead, by keeping a stash of extra containers on hand, you can be prepared to generously send home leftovers from a party or even take meals to friends.
https://youtu.be/98P_RqnJ2js Hospitality isn’t about food. However, when having people over, there is a societal expectation of eating! Maybe you don’t think your home is good enough or big enough to serve people. Or maybe you want to start having more people than you have in the past. Instead of wishing for a bigger kitchen, let’s…… Continue reading Tips for Maximizing Counter Space When Serving Food
https://youtu.be/iOeicOUWucQ Let’s look at how a little bit of strategy can maximize your efforts in the kitchen and allow you to serve more people.
https://youtu.be/-Sn_GsnIMMQ As a society, and particularly as women, we have a tendency to forget the real meaning of hospitality. It can turn into a contest, make us feel insecure, or even cause us to give up before we try. But really, what is hospitality when it’s stripped down to its definition?
https://youtu.be/OGLftB7jSdw Understanding the definition, Biblical importance, and basic structure of hospitality is great! However, we won’t be truly motivated to show hospitality until we care about why we do it! Scriptures from the video: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 “Do nothing out…… Continue reading Christian Hospitality Part 4: Why Should We Care?
https://youtu.be/DproxCsuJoA What are the basic components that create hospitality? Let’s dissect stereotypical hospitality and break it into manageable pieces–easily replicated over and over again. Hospitality doesn’t need to be intimidating when we focus on achieving just its heart.
When I was a teenager my parents bought a minivan with a VHS tape player—it felt super high tech at the time. One of my favorite memories in that van was a day when I was driving our family home from the Boundary Waters in Minnesota. My dad was in the backseat, and to keep…… Continue reading By This Kind of Hard Work