HELP FOR PRACTICING AFFIRMATION

A significant part of what I do in practicing hospitality with a community of young adults is blessing and sending them into the next chapter of their story. Every time someone who attends our community dinners moves away - we go around the circle at our table and everyone speaks an affirmation over the member … Continue reading HELP FOR PRACTICING AFFIRMATION

PRACTICING HOSPITALITY TO MYSELF

Anyone who knows me at all knows that hospitality is my jam.  My table is where my purpose, passions, skills, resources, and the needs of my community intersect.  Hospitality has grown to be about so much more than hosting overnight travelers or having company over for dinner.  It isn't something I practice for one-time events … Continue reading PRACTICING HOSPITALITY TO MYSELF

HURTING & HEALING IN COMMUNITY

Last night I gathered around my table with the community of young women who have become my family.  It is hard to believe how much has happened since we last met.  It seemed appropriate to take a break from our current book discussion and spend the evening sharing about how we are feeling about the … Continue reading HURTING & HEALING IN COMMUNITY

BECAUSE HOSPITALITY IS BOTH

It's one of the most common questions that I'm asked when I'm sharing about hospitality. "Do you invite different people into your home, or the same people?" And my reply is always, "Both." I believe there is tremendous value in opening our front door wide to invite people to our tables for one time affairs. … Continue reading BECAUSE HOSPITALITY IS BOTH

MEET KRISTIN

"I love hospitality but really dread actual entertaining. True entertaining highlights my weaknesses and feels very intimidating to me.  I'm probably the most non-Martha Stewart person out there, and trying to make my home and table look 'entertaining ready' and perfect feels like a huge burden.  Feeding my neighbors is different than entertaining.  Feeding my … Continue reading MEET KRISTIN