Godfrey of Bouillon (1060 – July 1100) was a medieval Frankish knight who was one of the leaders of the First Crusade from 1096 until his death. This stained glass window in the cathedral of Brussels depicts the Siege of Jerusalem by the Crusaders in the 11th Century. This window was created in 1866, no … Continue reading HOSPITALITY IN MEDIEVAL TIMES, aka THE ORIGIN OF HOSPICE CARE
"I provide hospice grief support." This reply is one of the easiest ways to make a conversation awkward when meeting new people. Death and dying, grief and grieving - my job is all the things most people do not like to think about, let alone discuss at a dinner party. Many people respond with a … Continue reading I WORK IN HOSPICE
A piece I wrote about the connection I experience through hospitality and my work in hospice was recently published on (in)courage, an online faith-based community created for connection, equipping, and encouragement. You can read my guest post here: "THE HOSPITALITY OF BEING PRESENT"
We need each other. This is a truth I know, and yet in the routine busyness of daily living I can still be surprised by the power of this simple reality. A few weeks ago Emily flew across the country from her home on the east coast to stay with us for a week. Emily … Continue reading THE POWER OF SIMPLE REALITIES
"I think you lied a little bit in your last post - the one on "8 Essential Steps to Creating a Sense of Belonging at Your Table". Kara looked up at me from her seated position in the bleachers and smiled as I was getting myself settled in the space next to her, "Your house … Continue reading I THINK YOU LIED A LITTLE BIT