Put On Love

While one scarf can be pretty and warm, we aren’t meant to wrap ourselves in a bunch of them! If we try this, we’ll find that it quickly becomes difficult to keep them on, much less move in them.

In my last post, we talked about how we tend to wrap ourselves in relationships, abilities, position, and possessions to know who we are and be known by other people.

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To Whom we are thankful!

Gratitude is valued in our culture as a practice that brings positivity into our lives. There is research supporting its many benefits. At Thanksgiving, it is something Americans can all agree is meaningful! But in an increasingly secular culture, being thankful is often stripped down to be an attitude or practice of noticing the good.

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Ideas for Group Hospitality

With the holidays coming, will you be having any groups of people over? Maybe family? Or people from church or work?

We enjoy opening our home for groups of people to come together and connect. But it does take a little more thought and work to have a group of people over!

As I plan food and prepare our home to welcome them, I imagine our guests. My goal is to create an environment where people can come together in meaningful ways that build relationships. (My CliftonStrengths themes of Connectedness, Positivity, and Discipline are coming through here!)

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Here’s a few things I think about to help me prepare for group hospitality:

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Rooted in Jesus {The Source of Our Strengths}

I noticed this cottonwood tree at Zion National Park earlier this summer.  When I looked closer, there was no soil under the tree itself!  It had been washed away by seasonal floods, but the tree’s stout roots grew deep into the ground to support it.IMG_20170629_091457056.jpg

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