Every October comes around and there is group of women who set out to write a blog a day for the entire month. Every year I try to do it, and every year I fail.
This year, I’m trying something new. I’m working on a book (Lavish Hospitality) and want to use this space, this month, to work out the 31 short chapters of the book.
This is not going to be a book about food and blankets and setting up guest rooms. Yes, partly, there will be some recipes and stuff like this. But, hospitality is more than just setting a pretty table.
I want to “prepare a space for lavish grace”. Here the the sub-headings:
To my heart.
To my husband.
To my children.
To my neighbors.
In my home.
In my church.
Grace was poured out lavishly on us. We need to be ready to pour it out lavishly on others.
Hospitality has a southern ring to is. You may think of cozy reading corners, mums in the Fall, tea and coffee, flowers and guest rooms. It can be those things. But, just because you have coffee set out doesn’t mean you have a welcoming home for others.
So, in the next 30 days I’m going to be sharing 30 quotes and thoughts on them. These quotes will help me formulate thoughts on this topic, and I hope they will encourage you to practice lavish hospitality in your world.