Want for nothing but patience… Read More Know your own Happiness…
Years ago, my re-purposed decorating style was more out of necessity,
but I still delight in revitalizing interiors with salvaged pieces
… Read More Carrying the Sky
As my Mother sat near me in her own chair, reading a book, the strength of womanhood was instilled in me for life. … Read More Childhood Sanctuary
And so, on this day, I celebrate. I praise my God for allowing this child to live inside of me, if only for a little while. I thank Him for giving me the privilege of becoming a Mother. I am so grateful that I was given the ability to carry a baby, to experience those feelings of hope and anticipation that all other expecting mothers know. It was one of the sweetest seasons of my life, truly. I shall never regret those days, nor will I blame or doubt or fear.… Read More Sacred Days
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
Instead of wafting bacon aromas going into the bedrooms, the sound of the Fire Alarms and Black, Rolling Smoke awakened my slumbering family. … Read More Foresight May be Vain, or Breakfast Bloopers at the Cottage
“There is a smiling summer here, which causes birds to sing.” -Emily Dickinson … Read More A Smiling Summer Begins
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 Hospitality: The Coffee Bar
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
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