Joyful Hospitality

This old, stained, scarred table of ours has heard the secrets and troubles of many hearts, catching tears on its surface as we shared struggles and sought the LORD for help. As I wash the surface, I wonder how many plates of food have been served here.… Read More Joyful Hospitality

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The Children’s Hour

The “Children’s Hour” was a time in Victorian history when the parents of affluent families devoted an hour to visiting with their children. You may have observed this practice in viewing TV programs like Downton Abbey. I found it difficult to believe that mothers would only see their children for a few hours a day, but I understand that there were other important tasks for parents to tend to in those times. I have made it a practice to spend at least an hour of my day devoted solely to the children… reading to them, playing, talking, and relaxing with them, putting all other tasks aside for this special, intimate time with them.… Read More The Children’s Hour