Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What does hospitality mean to you?

Let your gra.cious attitude be known to all people. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:5

I grew up in North Carolina. If you heard me talk, you would know it! I've been in Arizona for ten years, but my accent still remains. I hope I also keep the southern hospitality I grew up with.

My parents loved everyone and it showed. Our home was a place of refuge for the weary. There were often impromptu gatherings or individuals stopping by just for prayer. People were just drawn to our home. I saw miracles take place in our living room. My mom also spent a lot of time on the telephone listening to and praying for friends.

I've heard the expression, "What you are, you reproduce." I hope that is true because I've always wanted to be just like my parents.

Jerry and I have been married for almost 32 years, and every day we strive to live a life of hospitality. Whether people are in our home or we meet them at the coffee shop, our goal is to be a godly example to them and let them know they are loved.

To keep up with the times, I feel one way I can be hospitable is to share with you on this blog. I don't claim to have all the answers. I just want to get some dialogue going between us. Please feel free to comment anytime.

You can begin by sharing what hospitality means to you.