hospitable spaces

I’ve always loved having people over to my house. Some of my favorite early memories are from when my mom hosted holiday parties. I LOVED when the house was full of special food and lots of people. I remember following her around as she set out dishes of meatballs and tiny cheesecakes, hoping folks would … Continue reading hospitable spaces

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Do you ever take deep breaths and feel overwhelmingly thankful? I’ve been doing that since Saturday morning. The holiday season was packed with so many good things, travel for Thanksgiving, events and services to celebrate family and Christmas, a trip to West Virginia to ring in the new year, and finally a week teaching a … Continue reading Home

Advent Devotions: Love

When I was in junior high school I began going on mission trips each summer to New Orleans. Our youth group would break up into teams and lead backyard Bible clubs in neighborhood parks. We always carried Evangecubes—an interactive tract—with us. One day I was sitting at the bottom of a slide with a little … Continue reading Advent Devotions: Love