Loved this Facebook message I received in my inbox today from a friend who has a heart for connection: We are are BBQ-ing this evening and want our friends to join us! We'll have homemade ice-cream too!! Here are the details: Time: 5pm Address: ***** Bring: Your own meat and buns for your family and a side to share. We...Read More
The Comfort of Risotto So grateful to Natalie from www.everydaynatalie.com for sharing this guest post about the connection between family and food. What is the first food that comes to mind when you think of family? What is your signature dish? Have you thought about recording those memories and that recipe here for your posterity to enjoy? What better way...Read More
Spring is just around the corner, making it the perfect time to start planning a tea party--a simple, relaxing occasion perfectly designed for the creation of genuine connections. Shiloah of Thehomemaking-cottage.com shares her tea party experience here: Time For Tea Doesn't her scone recipe sound delicious?!
The planning of an event is always unpredictable, with unexpected twists and turns along the way, but, somehow, through means I don't fully understand, the event always turns out perfectly. The planning of a recent Fall Potluck proved no different. Case in point. The glass jug of apple cider I was excited to serve during dinner fell and shattered on...Read More
A CALL TO PRACTICE HOSPITALITY The Bible teaches much about hospitality. Abraham, Lot....while much has changed since biblical times, Hospitality has a place in our lives too. We have many opportunities, both inside and outside our homes, to show/extend hospitality: "God has beautifully designed each one of us to be His Ambassadors…his hands and feet to carry His love to...Read More
Now THIS is a list that New Year's Resolutions are made of! Thank you, Shannon of OfTheHearth.com, for so many inspirational and doable ideas that will help build connection with those around us. I'll be printing this list off and using it in 2017 and beyond. Which of the 50 resolutions look appealing to you? 50 Things We Should Do...Read More
Everyone has a story to tell, though I didn’t always realize it. There was a time when I hid in my house behind locked doors, blind to the happenings of others. Why? Out of shame for my own story. (more…)