Monday, March 24, 2008

Resurrection Sunday

We celebrated Christ's Resurrection with our extended family yesterday (21 of us!). We enjoyed a hearty brunch at the lovely home of my dear parents-by-marriage.

Easter Egg Hunt

This is one of those hospitable homes that has been a continual refreshment in our lives over these 22 years. My husband's folks are gracious hearts, always loving, giving, supporting, praying, blessing the hearts of family and friends.

Yummy Desserts

MotherH continues to teach me through her hospitable example. I look forward to sharing more about her with you as we visit together...

MotherH's Tablescape

Given to Hospitality

"Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;
distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality." -Romans 12:10-13

Welcome! We are overjoyed to have you visit us and to be writing our first entry for our new blog. I say "we" and "our" because this is a combined family effort. My husband and daughters are definitely the brains behind the blog...I am just the visionary. I wish I could have the vision come out the ends of my fingers and on to the computer screen the way they do!
Our Resurrection Celebration is a perfect way to begin, I think. Our family has a heritage of hospitable homes and hearts to learn from...but our supreme example of hospitality is, and always will be, God Himself. God our Father invites us to dwell in continual fellowship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ, our Risen and Reigning Savior! He calls us to shelter under the blood of Jesus, to abide in the safety and joy of His presence. He is our eternal Home. And He is the pattern and the power for practicing the hospitality He commands us to "be given to". He is our Glorious, Gracious, Loving Host for all eternity! Praise be to our mighty, mighty Savior!!!