Hospitality Blog Posts
What can you serve to drop-in guests during the holidays, to carolers on your door step, to your neighbors, on your dessert buffet, or at your church potluck that everyone, I mean everyone devours? Puppy chow, that’s what!
I know exactly how Ruth felt when Boaz approached her as she gleaned in his fields. She was simultaneously stunned and comforted when he said, “I heard how you left your father and mother and the land of your birth and came to a people you did not know.”
It’s the day after feasting with our families and friends. The last thing we want to do is get back into the kitchen! However, we ask ourselves, “what can I serve all my houseguests besides turkey and ham sandwiches?”
During this holiday season, we fret about how to ensure that our guests feel welcome, feel like they belong in our living rooms. How about we whittle this stressor down to one action plan; intentional listening to make sure that all who cross our threshold are being heard?
“When Jesus reached the spot, He looked up and said to him, ‘Zachaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.’ So he came down and welcomed him gladly!”
What spices evoke the aromas of fall for you? Are they the warm spices cinnamon and nutmeg? What fruit screams “eat me” just before the leaves start changing colors? Could it be an apple? Are you hungry now?
It seems like Chex Party Mix has been around forever but annually celebrates a resurgency every fall around football tailgating gatherings and family holiday times.
It’s Baylor Homecoming Weekend so let’s celebrate hospitality!
“Come on in. Rest a Spell. Have a drink. Eat a bite.” I want those edicts to permeate all the rooms in my home whether they are inside or outside rooms!
Summer is winding down. The grandchildren are over and it’s too hot to turn the oven on and bake anything. What do I do?
Maybe baking cakes is part of my redemption journey, simply giving people the opportunity, ever so briefly, to allow their faces to light up and to live for just one more nice thing, like a piece of cake!