10 February 2012

The Word - Hospitality

Hospitality has been on my mind a lot lately.  I've never had a 'word' that I focus on for the year - but this one might take me through a few months.  

It might be the preggo hormones, but I've had the urge to find anything I can that speaks about hospitality to read/absorb.  There is lots in the Bible - and that's where I started.

This verse from Romans is so practical and simple.
Practice Hospitality.

My goal is to be a great host, to make our home a warm, cozy and welcoming place where people pop-in often and want to stay.

Where a pot of tea and/or coffee (I love both!) are always on and flowers are on the table.
Some fresh cookies wouldn't hurt either...

Here are a few other verses about hospitality - but this does not exhaust the list. 
 I think this word will be around for awhile.
Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
1 Peter 4:9
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.
Hebrews 13:2
Blessings and hospitality this weekend friends,

(p.s. I'm linking up with sneak peek friday again!)


  1. Such a sweet study on the word and such a good Scripture to go with it...it will be fun to journey with you and see where God takes you on this exploration...

  2. I also love people to come to my home! I really like the artwork!

  3. Love your visual of hospitality!

  4. Having company has always excited me...I was always the hostess in the family and still find ways to make it happen even now that we have downsized. It usually involves us traveling to the town that my family resides in and us setting up home in a hotel and me hosting there! Love your watercolor...very sweet and would make wonderful tea towls or notecards. Have a wonderful week, fondly, Roberta

    1. Hotel hosting sounds like an adventure! Thanks for the great ideas - I might embroider 'lady hospitality' on some towels and see how she looks!

  5. What a wonderful thing to focus on and hope for in your home. I also hope to have a warm and welcoming home. Beautiful art piece! Thanks so much for sharing! And the baby hat posted below is adorable! :)

    1. Well if your home is anything like your blog I think you're doing a great job of being hospitable!
      Thank you!!

  6. Daphne, your drawings are just delightful. You have a real talent -- keep it up. Loving your blog.