Six tips for hosting a dinner party (with kids in the mix)

Summer entertaining is a beautiful time to get together with friends who have kids because you can be together in the outdoors and the kids can run and play. I think back to the last house we lived in and the fun we had with our neighbors and all of their kids. Even though our (read more…)

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10 steps to courageous hospitality

Sometimes hospitality requires more courage than we think we possess. Maybe you could raise your hand and say, “Yes, I could use a dose of more courage.” I’ve often shied away from courage, because I knew that it could be disruptive to my life; that it would knock me out of my safety zone. To (read more…)

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Food that feeds the body and nourishes the soul

Some nights you’ll find me in the kitchen doubling up a dish. This is because I’m either freezing one for my family, or I’m getting ready to take a meal to a family in need. Hospitality covers the whole range of life experiences and emotions. For me, some of these life experiences and feelings have (read more…)

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Be flexible: you will be blessed!

I’m glad I could be flexible with our dinnertime last Sunday night. We really wanted to see our friends. And their commitments on this particular Sunday were going from one thing to another. They weren’t commitments of wasted time. They were commitments of reaching out. Touching lives. So when we asked our friends to come (read more…)

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