I was 22 standing in my brand new living room with my back to the open door. Our friends & my parents were busy unloading all of our earthly belongings from the moving truck into our small apartment. I was directing & trying my best to put together a lunch for the volunteer moving ... Read More about Homeless In My Living Room
Growing up I switched schools 13 times. I know a lot of people that did a whole more than me but the point is… I knew what it was like to feel like an outsider. Most years I was the new kid in school. I got frustrated at one point & requested homeschool but my mom made me work way ... Read More about New Kid – How the Gospel Empowers Us to Welcome Strangers
Can others say they love God more because they were with you today? This week I have been reading Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting by Dave Furman (its fantastic! expect a review soon!) Early in the book he says, speaking of a meal he & his wife shared with a leader of ... Read More about Love for God – can people say they have more love because they were in your home?
Looking back through my life, hospitality has often shaped me. It was the hospitable table of my grandmother and cousins that welcomed me with hot tea, plates of cookies & endless conversation at a moment’s notice. It was watching my parents welcome a truckload of hungry teenagers to ... Read More about Shaping Hearts – The Ministry of Hospitality
Once upon a time, not so long ago, it was common for people to stop over. Friends driving by might see a light on and stop in for evening coffee and conversation, or afternoon tea, & it was welcome. We would happily look for opportunities to interact as momentary breaks from the reality that ... Read More about Stop Over Anytime!