“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”Matthew 5:3 At first, when reading the list of Beatitudes, it seems like Jesus repeats himself with Poor in Spirit and Meek. The word “humble” is frequently applied to both, which seems appropriate. However, if we look at the Greek words used, we…… Continue reading W3: Poor in Spirit: Definition
https://youtu.be/zVQ0vlPEZMM Let’s chat about one of the reasons people give up offering hospitality before they even try! Thankfully, when we take the focus off of ourselves and our own comfort, we can find the confidence and courage to proceed!
https://youtu.be/nqAjBnNcEQA Let’s have a little chat in my garden about how we can develop a habit of generosity by recognizing our surplus and letting it go. Even what appears to be insignificant can bless someone else! We honor God by living generously with what He has given us.
Part 1: Identity My name is Amy and I love coffee. That’s a pretty accurate statement, since I drink coffee daily. It is part of my routine, I enjoy it, and it is comforting to me. But what if I said, “my name is Amy and I am a coffee lover”? Or someone introduced me…… Continue reading W2: Introduction: Identity & Wisdom in the Beatitudes
https://youtu.be/MKMp7pZzG30 I go through the steps to make carrot cake and cream cheese frosting…all while juggling the demands of daily life. When carrot cake is important to you, you will find the pockets of time to make it in!
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.