Monday, June 20, 2011

Open Your House

I told Charles this past weekend that my favorite thing about this house is that we have room to entertain in it. It's been so nice to have people over---to eat, to talk, to play!

Not that we couldn't before, but it was a bit cramped and it was a bit hard for the mommies and daddies to hear over all the kiddos. There definitely wasn't extra space or bedrooms to lay down sleepy kids and no real space for the kids to play, but outside...which was fine...until the sun went down.

There are many ways to share Christ with people, but one I love dearly is inviting people into my home. There is something wonderfully different about having people over to share a meal and allowing conversations to take on a life of their own. Nothing like bumping into each other in the church lobby and exchanging cordial greetings.

Here is my house. Here is my family. Here is Love.

What do you need? Come and get it! And we need some too---please share with us!

Encouraging you today to consider opening up your space to believers and non believers around you. See what God does. Be a friend. Make a friend. 

Report back!

[Plus, it's a great excuse to splurge on flowers!]


  1. I love having people over! When you can get them....It seems like so many people are so wrapped up in "activities" they don't have time for just spending time in fellowship.

  2. Have you read "Open Hearth, Open Home" by Karen Mains? It is one of my favorite books. It focuses on hospitality. Your new house has a great set up for entertaining. My house in IA was like that. I loved it and I loved having people over all the time. Here I have not been very good about practicing hospitality and I miss it.

  3. I hear you Corri Beth, I sometimes wonder if my kids are "in enough", but then I really enjoy the "slow pace" we have around here, and know it would be even more chaotic if we were going somewhere every night.

    I haven't read that book, but I'll add it to my reading list!



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