How Enchiladas Helped Our Hospitality

How Enchiladas Helped Our Hospitality

Our purpose of sharing a meal or hosting a community group is to create an environment that fosters genuine community and conversation. We aren’t trying to win awards or the approval of others. People who are seeking a safe place to share life with others generally don’t care if the paper plates clash with the plastic cups or if the junk mail is stashed on top of the … [Read more...]

Why Hospitality Really Is a Big Deal

Why Hospitality Really is a Big Deal

God has used marriage to teach me a lot of things: I’ve learned how selfish I can be. I’ve learned that I sing a lot, loudly, and terribly (Space Jam sound track, word-for-word, in my darkest hours). I’ve learned that I’m worse with directions than even I thought (on the other hand, Hannah is a human GPS that rivals Google Maps). I’ve learned that I’m not good at … [Read more...]

What Hospitality Looks Like in Real Life

Hospitality In Real Life

Growing up in the South, I often pictured hospitality with Sunday potlucks, front porches, and bridal showers decorated with sprays of flowers and giant crystal punch bowls. I thought hospitality required being more like Martha than Mary. And it all seemed pretty exhausting. However, one of my greatest discoveries in the last five years of marriage is that hospitality … [Read more...]

Are You Cheating Your Spouse?

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I’ve been cheating on my husband. Wait, no. Let me start over. I’ve been cheating my husband. Last week, I was working on a lesson on hospitality for our Sunday School class. (Yes, that’s how we roll. We still have Sunday School. And I’m totally cool with that.) Anyway, in addition to the Scripture passages we were studying, I started looking up what a few other … [Read more...]