Practicing Hospitality Through Imperfection & Fear

Practicing Hospitality Despite our Imperfections and Fear

Guest Post by Jami of Young Wife’s Guide When I invite guests over to my house, I envision a perfect day of getting things ready. My twin baby boys will be perfectly behaved. I will get up early and start preparing the beans and chicken for dinner. I will get the kitchen perfectly clean, pick up the toys, clean the toilet, make dinner and dessert from scratch, AND be perfectly dressed and put together when guests arrive at 6 o’clock. Of course, my day actually […]

Host An Afternoon Tea Party! {includes Classic Tea Sandwich recipe}

Host An Afternoon Tea Party

By Kelly, Contributing Writer Hosting a simple, yet elegant afternoon tea party is a delightful way to celebrate the special women in our lives whether it’s honoring our moms on Mother’s Day, hosting a bridal or baby shower, or just sharing a fun afternoon with good friends. Simply dress up your table with some pretty linens and fresh flowers. And don’t be shy about borrowing extra china or serving platters from friends. Personally, I love the eclectic look of mismatched dishes and platters. Keep the […]

Creating a Culinary Experience with Cheese

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Guest Post by Kane Holbrook of Real Milk Cheese “ And he will give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you shall eat and be full.” -Deuteronomy 11:15 Cheese has been an important part of healthy cultures since the domestication of livestock. The scriptures refer to cheese more than a few times: Abraham fed his guests curds (Genesis 18:8). David’s father, Jesse, sent him to deliver bread to his brothers and cheese to the commander of the Israel army (1 Samuel 17:18). (This […]

How To Quickly Get Your Home Ready For Guests

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Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer The holidays are in full swing, and along with holidays usually come guests.  It is a blessing to host others in our homes, whether for a week night family dinner, weekend party, or small group Bible study, but sometimes the preparation for guests can become stressful or overwhelming. We get the feeling that we need to have the house perfectly clean and put together before our guests arrive, or we find out that company is coming over on short […]