Hospitality is very celebrated here at our cottage. Inviting others into our home is one of our favorite things to do. We also enjoy it being ‘just us’..and each of us enjoys our solitude times, too.
I think we should all be surrounded by beauty in our homes…for us and others to delight in. This has nothing to do with how much we spend; but, rather, how much of ourselves we pour into our homes. When our homes reflect who lives there….it is a delight to our families and to all who are invited inside. It is an honor to open our home to others and be able to bless them. I hope our home is a respite from the crazy, wonderful world we live in…..a place that my family and others can come to and get replenished, nurtured, and blessed. And have a lot of fun!
A few weeks ago we had 13 teenage girls spend the weekend with us…and it was a treasure.
Girls. They come with a lot of stuff.
Stacks of plates stand at the ready for breakfast before a day of community service and mission projects…..
The quiet before the storm…..
You can’t go wrong with bacon. Really.
Berries…they disappeared in 10 minutes…..
Mornings…..a method in the madness?
A little respite in between pick-ups…..always needed and enjoyed. ;)
I was most blessed by listening to these lovely teen girls pray and worship in our living room by candlelight each night. Sharing their prayer requests and encouraging each other.
We love opening our home to others….whether it be a load of giggly girls, crazy boys, other families, couples, huge crowds, etc. How often do you open your home to others? What are your favorite ways to extend hospitality?
Looking forward to the next time!
Sharing with: Life in Grace