This morning I read this interesting article 10 Ways You’re Making Life Harder Than it Has to Be. Some of what it said did not seem to apply to me but it got me thinking about what I do in my own life that complicates life and adds pressure to my days. Part of what(…)
“… hospitality asks for the creation of an empty space, where the guests may find their own souls.” ~ Henri J.M. Nouwen (1932 – 1996) It isn’t surety that heals, Nor the giving of an answer, What we have to do is allow, A soul to be its own dancer. As space is given in spades,(…)
I hope that you are enjoying this series as much as I am. I appreciate the richness of the guest posts that have been contributed and look forward to what will continue to be contributed in the future. In case you have missed some of the posts here is the list so far. I have(…)
I made this carrot cake for a gathering over the weekend. It is the best I have ever tasted – even better the next day.It is definitely going to be a feature of our hospitality over the summer. Unlike many carrot cakes it is not too sweet. The honey gives it an out of this(…)
I wrote this prayer at the beginning of the week and have used it as part of my daily meditation ever since. The imagery of God’s living and cleansing water flowing over us is very powerful in the Bible. Water is a precious gift that renews, refreshes and restores us. I was reminded(…)
Today’s post in the series Hospitality: Opening Doorways to the Kingdom is written by Meredith Griffin. —————————————————————————- I live a little over an hour’s drive from Lakewood Church, Joel Osteen’s mega-church that meets in a former sports arena in central Houston, Texas. Each Sunday, over 16,000 people attend the main campus, while thousands more attend(…)
Celtic Prayer Retreat
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Creating a Faith-Based Community Garden
This year I lost 150 tomato starts. I was devastated. I love to plant new varieties. I love to watch them grow and I love that we can use this as a small fundraiser for MSA. I just found out that the reason they died was because the soil I transplanted them into was contaminated(…)
Our good friends Geoff and Sherry Maddock have just been featured in this article in the local Lexington Chevy Chaser magazine. The Maddocks’ decision to add “urban farmers” and “micro-enterprise developers” to their resumés stemmed, in part, from Wendell Berry’s teachings about forming deep roots and forging lasting bonds of affection in one’s community. Guided by(…)