Why a Stay at Home Mom wants to Make Things Happen

I felt a little different among these 90+ people seated in this beautiful ball room in the Chapel Hill Inn. Everyone there was in the business of making money in some way or the other. But not me, I was just a stay at home mom.       I used to make a lot […]

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I want them brave

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Abel 18 month update

We quit all therapies for Abel a few months ago and what a difference it’s made in our family. I’m not saying that therapy is bad (and I miss those sweet friends) it just wasn’t right for us…for Abel…for what I want him to become. I got weary of the checklist of what he was […]

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Lost & Found – 3 stories

A few weeks ago my neighbors 3 kids showed up on our front porch in a panic, “Have you seen our dog” they pleaded?  I hadn’t. Their dad had let him out earlier that day to go to the bathroom and he never came back. The kids were so upset. They had only had Cinnamon […]

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Folding & Vacuuming & Lots of Humility

Sometimes Hospitality means having the humility to let others serve you. To let down your guard and comfort zone to let others in and to let them help you. Sometimes Hospitality means letting someone mess up and not do something perfect in the name of blessing you. Growing up our home was a place where […]

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muddled minds & meal trains

Those first three months… sometimes five months when you have a newborn. Those weeks following the death of a family member. The spinning of unsettledness in a new home. The processing and healing after a miscarriage. The craziness of a season of difficulty. A stay in the hospital. The aftermath of a separation or divorce. […]

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A boy & his truck

I think one of the best ways to be a hospitable person is to have been raised that way. I know my upbringing has a lot to do with the way I look at my home and my resources as it relates to making room for others to belong. I’ll be talking about more of […]

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Prostitutes & Pepsi

There was a knock at the door and on the doorstep was a woman who looked twice her age due to her profession of walking our streets and selling her body and the life that came with. She was a woman who we had come to know and wave to often. She would always wave […]

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Singles & Your Spare Bedroom

Looking back I’m not even sure how it came to happen but all I know is that she fit into our family perfectly, she always had really, but now she would actually be living with us. Kristin had been my college roommate and one of my very Best Friends living in North Carolina, so during a […]

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Crawlers & Freshly Mopped Floors

I’m NOT a person who likes to clean. I don’t enjoy it. It’s definitely a labor of love.  And I think a big part of cleaning is that you do it to love others (and yourself) but often it’s a thankless job and sometimes you do it and you’re not even sure who it will […]

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Couches & Coffee Cups

Not one of these posts on Hospitality will be about having a guest room ready for someone to pop in and stay the night. Can I be honest? To me a guest room reserved for the occasional guest is almost like having a church building that only gets used on Sundays and wednesday nights. I’m […]

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31 days of Gospel driven Hospitality

  I’ve told myself for months now… SELF, you’re NOT going to join the 31 day writing series this year. Especially since last year’s series on Adoption (which I LOVED writing) made it only halfway through.  But what did I decide to do just today?  Write a 31 day series. I probably shouldn’t considering the crazy month […]

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