Posts on Hospitality
Parties, Porcelain, and Giving My Best
For years, I strived to host perfect holiday parties, as if they were an exam to pass. Hours before guests arrived, I dressed the table with my porcelain best, each item set precisely in its place.
We Remember What We Eat
One evening a few years ago, my husband and I hosted our first church small group. A warm plate of banana-oat chocolate chip muffins tempted us from the kitchen counter;
6 Ways to Practice Hospitality in Unfamiliar Situations [or Outside Your Comfort Zone]
In follow-up of last week’s post on expanding our territory through hospitality, I invite you to consider the various ways to reach out to others.
Expanding My Territory through the Outstretched Arms of Hospitality
Last fall, Andy and I made the wonderful decision to serve on the Frontlines Missions’ March 2015 Guatemala mission trip. This September reminds me of the planning and preparation phases, and prompted me to write more about some of my Guatemala experiences here.
Guatemala Mission Trip: Managing Expectations
With a big question mark, I gazed at the two suitcases resting on the truck’s backseat. Am I forgetting something? I picked up my carry-on.
More Than We Need
I wrote this piece in early March, while Andy and I were in the process of packing for the mission trip to Guatemala.
Even Though We’re Afraid
This post was written several weeks ago, as my husband and I prepared for our mission trip to Campur, Guatemala. My husband and I were just friends, eleven years ago, when we sat across the picnic table from each other at the ice cream parlor.