This past Sunday, my husband invited two new families from our church home with us for the afternoon. I rushed home, searching through the pantry… I had 3 cans of Tuna Fish on hand, and flour tortillas. With very basic ingredients, we were able to feed 3 families a delicious, casual meal of tuna roll ups, soup and salad, with Tasty Cakes for Dessert.… Read More Hospitality: How to Cut the Costs of Entertaining
We can “flavor the community” with salt in this manner, by practicing sharing and giving. Hospitality does not mean always having parties, showers, and dinners. It is more than that.… Read More Hospitality: Entertaining as Ministry
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
Whether it be drinking a cup of coffee together, or having an elaborate banquet, the object of hospitality is to give something of ourselves for the enjoyment of others.… Read More Hospitality: Open Heart, Open Home
My husband claims he has never met anyone who gets so much joy from changing a couple of coffee cups and items around on a few shelves.
I think he secretly loves it that I get so excited, though, because he made the shelves for me, and he is a Big Coffee Drinker! He and I gather here very early every morning to pour a few cups and chat before getting dressed and ready to face the day.
… Read More Let Summer Begin: The Coffee Bar
I like to design and decorate our home so that it is completely in sync with our life changes, no matter how challenging they may be. The changes continue as our lives progress, and so, I would like to share my dream Living Room with you, reader! … Read More Delightful Dreams for the Living Room
I love the crisp cold air outside & the tiny snow flurries that are blowing around in my backyard.… Read More February Home
My ears perked up when he mentioned that there might be some “floral dishes” in there somewhere. I have been searching for Red and White Transferware for my Christmas Dinner Table for years in Thrift Shops. … Read More Jackpot On My Front Porch
This breakfast will give you energy to last your whole long morning, give you inspiration to move a whole room full of furniture, give stamina to redesign and restyle your living quarters… Read More The Recipe for Energy
“There is a smiling summer here, which causes birds to sing.” -Emily Dickinson … Read More A Smiling Summer Begins