Sharon

On Worldly Hospitality and My Inadequacy in the Kitchen

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A few weeks ago my husband and I invited a Trinity professor and his wife over for dinner. The professor is a theology scholar and the first reader for my husband’s dissertation. He and his wife had already hosted us at their home, and we were eager to return the gesture. Except for this one thing… The dinner was TOTALLY …

Christian Homemaking Revisited

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The word “homemaker” is a term that means entirely different things to different people. For some women, it is a title to be embraced and enjoyed. For other women, they want little or nothing to do with it. For me personally, I have not given much thought to homemaking. My husband and I are both in school with no children …

Cultivating a Hospitable Marriage

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When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality. – Romans 12:13 (NLT) Until recently, I always thought that the GREAT divide within the church was between married people and single people. It’s common to hear stories of married couples who essentially check out of their friendships with single friends, never to …

Revolutionary Hospitality

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When it comes to gifts in ministry, there is one that I’ve always been certain I do not possess–hospitality. I’ve opened up my apartment to host Bible studies and dinners, but it’s not something that has ever come naturally to me in the traditional sense. Whenever I go to a friend’s house and see their gorgeous place-settings, I always feel …