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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I wonder…

I wonder.I truly wonder if OB Doctors/nurses/medical staff handled the diagnosis of Down Syndrome differently….in utero and at birth, if they viewed it as just different and to be celebrated vs. acting like it’s a death sentence and talk in hushed tones and then come into the room and deliver somber news and walk out. […]

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finding the light

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The story starts at Home * HALF DAY * photography workshop

  I love doing these as a whole day workshop… BUT many of you have little ones who need you often and can’t take that much time away from them. I totally get that!  So because of that we are going to make this available to you by offering a half day workshop!! Because you […]

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