Hospitality

Why It’s Important to Be Friends With All Types of People

Last week my friend from the Czech Republic was in town. My kids and I went to lunch with her, and we visited an alligator farm. (Yes, there is such…

A Heart of Hospitality In The Midst of Messy

I’ve always had a heart geared toward people, and hospitality is one of my gifts. Believing I was exercising this gift, for years I read entertaining magazines and watched TV…

The Value of a Servant Heart

Growing up in a family with 10 children, there were always chores to be done. No one was exempt from helping with chores and there were many to go around….

Trading the Seen for the Unseen

I am expecting guests to arrive later today. My house is not ready. My laundry is not done. I am out of dish detergent and dangerously low on toilet paper….

Summer Entertaining Is About the Guests

Editor’s Note: We’re thrilled to have Sandy Coughlin guest post on MomLife Today! Sandy writes the inspiring blog Reluctant Entertainer,  . I know every outdoor living space is different, be…

Evolving Family

“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” Alex Haley I was blessed to grow up in a tight-knit, loving family. Every holiday,…

6 Ways to Pursue Your Children’s Friends

When my children were young, I had an older mom-friend who I loved to watch as she parented her older teens and college-aged children. She really enjoyed them, and the…

Sunday Dinner

“Honey, will you ever be one of those Sunday dinner type of cooks?” A blank stare came across my face as these words escaped my husband’s mouth. I will admit…

Loosen Up!

I was in my 30’s and had two small children. A young mom, whom I didn’t know very well, had come to visit. She was the mother of three very…

Messy House Ministry and Living My Words

Yesterday I had to practice what I preached.  Again. A neighbor stopped by while I worked in the yard. Her daughter is a friend of eldest’s, so I invited them…

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