Hospitality

Hospitality

Hospitality is an old-fashioned concept that speaks to the pain in our broken world. In a world where life has become increasingly disconnected and impersonal, the ritual and reality of welcoming those in need, or those on their way to a place, or those who have been...
Hospitality

Friendship

Books and articles on friendship are available everywhere. Greeting card sentiments, cute emojis, books on boundaries and the differences in friend circles are all readily available. So why talk about friendship? For that matter, why put it on a list of heart habits...
Hospitality

Courage

Courage comes in all shapes and sizes. I’ve seen it on kids trembling from head to toe after being bullied at school. Though shaking from the effects, they gather their gumption to relay what happened as best they can. What do they hope to gain? Some measure of...
Hospitality

Openness

While lying in bed this morning thinking of the progression of curiosity, it occurred to me that curiosity is impossible without an open heart. Even though that is an obvious sentence, the implications are profound. Following that breadcrumb trail into the forest of...
Hospitality

Curiosity

The seed sprouts and grows—he has no idea how it happens. The earth does it all without his help: first a green stem of grass, then a bud, then the ripened grain. –Mark 4:26-29 (MSG) “Do you want to know what your besetting sin is?” My long-term mentor asked...