Distracted by the Details | Hospitality vs Entertaining

The scripture about Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38-42 has always troubled me. It goes like this: “Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his […]

Cutting the Good to Get the Best | Wisdom from Italy

Cutting the Good to Get the Best | Wisdom from Italy While traveling the back roads of Italy last month, my husband and I enjoyed driving the small gravel paths that led through vast olive groves and vineyards. Tall cypress trees dotted the landscape and sometimes seemed like guarding sentinels lining the road. In some vineyards, […]

Fifteen Steps to Canning Green Beans

When it comes to canning, many people have heard the horror stories about exploding pressure cookers and are wary about the process. But this wonderful method of food preservation is quite easy if you follow some simple steps. Unlike freezing, canning is not dependent on electricity. Jars just need a good seal and a cool, […]

Six Steps for Creating a Technology Privet Hedge

We all need a little extra margin in our lives these days, especially with the ever-infringing advance in technology. What once promised to make our lives easier and more efficient has eaten away our downtime with instantaneous emails, texts and face time. I used to love email for the simple reason that I could send […]

A Proximity Problem

In the day and age of easy travel and global connection through email and texting, it is not uncommon to have good friends in other parts of the world. Two of my best friends live in Texas and Florida, but I have also have close connections in California, Oregon, Arizona, Kansas, Georgia, Tennessee, and North […]

Practicing Hospitality not Entertaining

My first year or two as a new bride in a small, Southern town found me shuffling through etiquette books so I could learn the proper way to entertain. My husband was a businessman, so there were always clients or co-workers to invite for dinner, as well as ministry partners and missionaries. My husband loved […]

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