How to Host an Ice Cream Social this Summer

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Summer is wrought with possibilities for getting to know your neighbors, hanging out with friends, and enjoying tasty summer treats! My favorite summer activity involves all three - old friends, new friends, and really yummy food. This summer we plan to host a neighborhood ice cream social! It's an easy, low-key way of showing hospitality to others; plus, it's a hit with adults, kids, and Continue Reading

5 Myths About Hospitality That Can Keep You From Serving

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This post is written by contributing writer, Jane from Devoted SONriser. If you're anything like me, you want to start practicing hospitality so that you can develop deeper friendships. But . . . You're also completely intimidated by the idea of hospitality. That is, the idea that you have to: Get your house fixed up perfectly. Have extra money to blow. Be able to cook an awesome Continue Reading

20 Ways to Be Intentional in Your Neighborhood {Part 2}

Loving Your Neighbors (20 Ways to be Intentional in Your Neighborhood) - Inentional By Grace

This is part two of our series on loving your neighbors. You can read part one here.  Loving my neighbors, and loving them well, does not come easily to me! It is way outside my comfort zone. And though none of these ways to be intentional in my neighborhood come naturally to me, I've found that over time it does get easier. So if you're in the same boat (or rather, the same comfort zone), Continue Reading

20 Ways to Be Intentional in Your Neighborhood {Part 1}

Loving Your Neighbors (20 Ways to be Intentional in Your Neighborhood) - Inentional By Grace

As newlyweds, my husband and I were invited to live in an apartment complex rent free. In exchange, we worked to facilitate community among the neighbors with the ultimate purpose of sharing the good news of the Gospel with them! It was a dream job! Get paid for doing something we already loved doing? Sign me up! We worked this job for nearly two years when the Lord moved us to a new place Continue Reading

Simple Meals for Hospitality

simple meals for hospitality to make having company more doable!

We love hospitality! We try to share a meal with others in our home at least two to three times a month. Sharing a meal in your home is one of the best ways to get to know someone (and let them get to know you!). Deciding on what to make when you have company over is one of the hardest parts of hospitality. Therefore, today I want to share some simple meals for hospitality that will make having Continue Reading

How to Have a Gingerbread House Party

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The Christmas season is the perfect time to be intentional and show hospitality by inviting people into your home. For us a gingerbread house party was just the thing! Where I live, people really tend to hibernate in the winter. Mounds and mounds and mounds of snow will do that to you. I have to work really hard not to do the same thing!  As a stay-at-home-mom, my time is limited, and with a Continue Reading

The Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle Sale

The Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle

Please note this sale has ended, but we are leaving this page up in order for you to be able to access incredible resources for your homemaking needs! The books cannot be purchased in a bundle, but they can still be purchased individually. You're a homemaker if you do any of the following: Work with willing hands Provide food for your family Open your hand to the poor Reach out to the Continue Reading

Tea Time and Crummy Floors

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This post is written by contributing writer, Jen from This Gal's Journey. I'm nearly at your place; I really need to talk. Can I pop in? My stomach dropped as I read her text and took a 180 glance around my kitchen. The sink stacked high with last night's dinner all of yesterday's meal dishes, crumbs of every kind scattered all over the floor, the table half sticky with maple syrup, half Continue Reading

I’m a Stay at Home Mom without a Soul to Call “Friend”

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This post is part of our motherhood series. You can see all the posts here. As I squinted across the blanket of white stretching as far as my eyes could see, I wondered if this place would ever feel like home. As we drove around the snow covered peaks, flip flops long forgotten at home, we tested one house after the other to see if it fit as tightly as the mittens warming our hands. A few Continue Reading