Wednesday, October 7, 2009

*Sweet* Hospitality

Photo: Charles Schiller
If you're like me, you love having people over, but the amount of work involved in preparing a nice meal, tidying the house, and cleaning up after dinner can seem daunting. Add several young children to the mix and the task is almost impossible to accomplish with a joyful spirit.

My husband and I tried something new tonight, and we're hoping to start a new trend. :) We had a family from church over for dessert, and it was a wonderful time! It was casual, stress free to prepare, the kids loved it, the grown ups actually got to talk to each other, and the clean up afterward was a cinch! A new friendship has formed over brownies and ice cream in a way that it wouldn't have over an elaborate meal.

In the future, I'd love to serve chicken marsala, mashed potatoes, a side of veggies, garlic bread, and a tossed salad again. But in this season of raising small children, I'm going to have to put that on the back burner. If you also find a full course meal daunting, will you join me in practicing some *sweet* hospitality by inviting someone over for dessert?

Romans 12:13 - Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.


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  2. That's so strange! I was having a similar problem. Your blog posts weren't showing up in my dashboard for the longest time. Is there a way to block people? Perhaps I accidentally hit the wrong button somewhere...?