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May Goals

May 1, 2013

Hospitality.

A word that inspires some and sends chills down the spines of others.  We know.  But, there is Grace.

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For the month of May we are focusing on Biblical Hospitality.  What does it mean?  How is it different than entertaining?  Why we should do it and how we should share hospitality.  We’ll be giving you some of our tried-and-true tips and how-to’s with our prayers that you will find rest and peace in sharing hospitality as an act of mercy.

We also have some great things in store for Mom, including a give-away!  And, don’t forget May 17th is Food Revolution Day.  We’ll be chronicling our participation in this great event supporting local food.  It’s going to be a busy month here in The Provision Room!  Are you ready to join in the fun?

Our Baby Steps:

  • Continue doubling two meals per week for the freezer and pantry.
  • Purchase inexpensive hospitality items.  (Don’t worry!  We have lots of ideas on frugal ways to be ready for guests.)

Big Girl Steps:

  • Practice hospitality, by participating in Food Revolution Day.

More often, there will be visits with family and friends, mundane times of struggling and growing together with conversations centering around God, marriage, the events of our day and our generation, and our hopes and prayers for one another, our children and our children’s children.

You see, memories such as these have very little to do with “entertaining”. There is little recollection of what was served or on what plate. Our preparations are merely a tangible means of expressing, “I want this to be special because you are special! You are precious to God and you matter to me!” In the end, however, it is not the preparations, nor the lack thereof, that we remember. It is the touch of God… not always, but often. Because of an open heart,  an open home, a plateful of something, a candle’s  glow or a quiet word, God somehow chooses to draw us closer to Himself and to one another…
That is biblical hospitality.  (Theresa Bowen, A Candle In The Window Hospitality Network)

(Linked to Hope In Every SeasonFrugally Sustainable and Backyard Farming Connection Hop)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 6, 2013 4:09 am

    WHat perfect timeing..
    I had just said to my teen daughter that we were going to set Fridays aside for visiting..
    too often we say we will see so & so . & life gets in the way.
    My dear sweet mom passed into Heaven sat morning. even in the nursing home she wanted to feed you ! never did you go to mom’s , family , friend or stranger , & not get something to eat .. and you are so right .. it isn’t the food , be it crackers & cheese or a huge piece of HM apple pie .. it was the heart that offered it.
    if there is a table in heaven you can bet mom is sitting a big piece of apple pie down in front of someone ! LOL
    Mom was the perfect example to me , so I will continue her Christian hospitality in her honor.
    lisa

    • May 6, 2013 6:47 am

      We are so sorry for your loss, Lisa. May the Lord hold you near in these days and may you feel His presence in warmth and peace.

      What a beautiful legacy of hospitality your mother has left for you and your family! That is a true blessing!

      • May 7, 2013 7:07 pm

        thank you for so much for your kind words Daja,

        Because of her great faith & love of Jesus.. her funeral was not a gloomy affair but a time to reflex on her life with tears & laughter.

        I believe her Christian hospitality was the reason so many loved her.

        God Bless ..
        Lisa

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