Ordinary Gifts in God’s Extraordinary Hands

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. - 1 Peter 4:8-10 Over Labor Day… Continue reading Ordinary Gifts in God’s Extraordinary Hands

Hospitality Is Not My Cup of Tea

When my family and I watch those HGTV house-hunting shows, we play a little game. We listen for the words view, flow, open-concept, and entertaining. Why? Because every house hunter in America seems to be looking for those things. And while I can appreciate an open layout and a fine view, I can't relate to… Continue reading Hospitality Is Not My Cup of Tea

Lives that Inspire: “Martha, Martha…”

As a missionary, my friend Natalie hosts many visitors in her home in Tanzania, Africa. Many years ago she shared her view of hospitality: simple and familiar is better. Her guests always seemed to have the best time when she offered a totally American evening of a casserole for dinner and charades afterward. No complicated… Continue reading Lives that Inspire: “Martha, Martha…”