Simply Contemplate: Hospitality Doesn’t Have to Make Us Crazy Busy – Simply Convivial

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In Crazy Busy: A Mercifully Short Book on a Really Big Problem, Kevin DeYoung doesn’t conclude that we should cut as many obligations as possible and live a secluded, contemplative, monastic lifestyle. Rather, he ends up questioning the heart, attitude, and motivation beneath our choices, and addressing the “crazy” part more than the “busy” part. Hospital-ity Recall the diagnostic question: Am I trying to do them good or trying to look good? Think how this question could sanctify our approach … Read More

Simplified Menu Planning: Day 13 – Plan Potential Hospitality Dinners & Desserts

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31 Easy Steps to Real Foods Planned, Purchased, & Prepared This month I am focusing on practical, hands-on, and real-life organization and simplification posts! I’m joining up with The Nester’s “31 Days” meme with “31 Days to Simplified Menu Planning.” This series will outline the process I went through to cut back, simplify, and de-stress the meal preparation process, from pantry to grocery store to dinner-on-the-table, and everything in between. Of course, it took me 3 years, and I wasn’t … Read More

5 Days of Organizing Your Hospitality – Day 1: Organize Your Attitude – Simply Convivial

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Day 1: Organize Your Attitude for Hospitality Organize Your Attitude Organize the People Organize the Food Organize Your Preparations Organize Your Evening Hospitality or Entertaining? Hospitality n. the quality or disposition of receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm, friendly, generous way. Yes, that’s right, part of the very definition of the word hospitality has to do not with your home, but with your attitude, your disposition, your heart. So we begin right at the core. Hospitality is … Read More

Review: Hospitality Commands & Face to Face – Simply Convivial

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Hospitality Commands by Alexander Strauch My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a very brief book, much more a launching pad than a discussion. Strauch proves from Scripture that hospitality — opening up one’s house primarily to brothers and sisters in Christ, but also to the needy and one’s neighbors — is an essential to the Christian life and community. It is not a nice thing for some people, but it is a requirement for everyone. The most interesting … Read More