Hospitality

Christmas Gifts for Children

Dec 13 2013 7:10 am

For all you last-minute Christmas shoppers, here are a few gift ideas for the kiddos: Sing the Bible with Slugs and Bugs We are huge Slugs and Bugs fans... Read More ›

A Heart of Hospitality

Feb 6 2012 10:29 pm

Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.” 1 Peter 4:8-9How do we practice hospitality cheerfully instead of begrudgingly? We remember the why: We practice hospitality because we have first... Read More ›

The Unexpected Blessings of Hospitality

Aug 15 2011 11:26 pm

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Hebrews 13:2This verse has always puzzled me: should I really suspect my dinner guests... Read More ›

The Unexpected Blessings of Hospitality

Oct 19 2009 4:27 pm

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Hebrews 13:2This verse has always puzzled me: should I really suspect my dinner guests... Read More ›

Hospitality Incentive

Oct 7 2009 12:00 pm

Today we return to a question we’ve left hanging for a few weeks: How do we practice hospitality cheerfully instead of begrudgingly? We remember the why: We practice hospitality... Read More ›

Our Hospitality Conversation

Sep 28 2009 10:09 am

We were delighted to have so many of you join our “conversation” on hospitality last week. Here’s a sampling of your comments to inspire all of us to consider... Read More ›

Hospitality Humor

Sep 22 2009 9:42 am

I’d like to introduce you to one more of my dear friends today. Clara Boisvert is a pastor’s wife at Covenant Life Church whom I’ve known for over thirty... Read More ›

When People Live With You

Sep 15 2009 2:21 pm

We wanted you to hear from Charlotte Ennis again—this time about long-term hospitality. Charlotte has a unique perspective on this topic as she lived with a family as a... Read More ›

Hosting Overnight Guests

Sep 9 2009 3:57 pm

I’ve got another hospitable friend I want to introduce to you: Charlotte Ennis. Charlotte is the wife of Pat Ennis, the Executive Director of Sovereign Grace Ministries, and her... Read More ›

Hospitality Recipes

Aug 26 2009 3:50 pm

You sent in some yummy looking hospitality recipes (including, “Yummy Chicken”!). They haven’t endured the rigorous evaluation of the girltalk test kitchen (we’re still worn out from last year’s... Read More ›

How Do You Do Hospitality?

Aug 25 2009 3:44 pm

Very well, indeed!Once again you’ve answered the call. You sent us a bunch of easy-cooking, money-saving, kid-friendly and creative ideas for blessing guests. We’ve compiled our favorites in this... Read More ›

More from Julie’s House

Aug 19 2009 1:55 pm

Today Julie shares a few practical things she has learned about hospitality over the years… Go with your strengths… Do you like a more formal dinner or casual? Don’t... Read More ›

At Julie’s House

Aug 17 2009 3:37 pm

Ten years ago when I had hip replacement surgery, my dear friend Julie Kauflin offered to swap houses with me for my recovery since her home (unlike mine) had... Read More ›

Hospitality Choreography

Aug 13 2009 2:55 pm

There is an interesting little phrase tacked on to the command to show hospitality in 1 Peter 4:9. We’re to do it “without grumbling.” I find this rather humorous.... Read More ›

How Do You Do Hospitality?

Aug 10 2009 5:23 pm

“Show hospitality.” 1 Peter 4:9In addition to the what and the who, Scripture tells us how to practice hospitality. First off, we’re to show hospitality intentionally. To “show hospitality”... Read More ›

Living Room Evangelism

Aug 6 2009 12:22 pm

At our church’s women’s meeting on hospitality a young woman shared a powerful testimony of her mom’s example of hospitality. It is a perfect illustration of John Piper’s quote... Read More ›

A Center for Evangelism

Aug 5 2009 2:29 pm

Hospitality is not only for the church. We should extend hospitality to those outside the church community as well—people who do not yet know Christ, and also to the... Read More ›