Hospitable Kitchen {Plus a Giveaway!}

Our kitchen remodel is finished! Back in April the demo began and in May I shared a little bit of how not having a kitchen impacted my world. (Here’s the link if you missed it!) Now that this project is over, it’s a little like childbirth, I’ve forgotten how hard it was. And also like […]

Home for the Holidays | Spreading Cheer to Your Neighbors

Have you included your neighbors in your Christmas plans this year? All you have to do is set aside the time you’d spend watching one Christmas movie or making one trip to the mall, and use that time to do something special with your neighbors. Let me show you how! The Neighborhood Café is offering […]

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 […]

Eclectic Hospitality | Hillary Manton Lodge

Sometimes when you’re hosting events, everything in your life is tidy. You have time to shop for ingredients, to prepare food, to pull off the complicated and make it look easy. But sometimes life gets messy – that was the year we had last year. As one family emergency after another enfolded and the holidays […]

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 […]

The Pinterest Trap

My house is not Pinteresting. I’ve never made a pennant banner, and I don’t own spray paint or Mod Podge. Seriously, did God know about Pinterest when He told us to love our neighbor? Didn’t He know we’d break out in a cold sweat at the thought of creating the perfect centerpiece and folding our […]

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