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We've been living in our wonderful new house for almost 5 months now! Crazy! At times, it still doesn't feel real and other times, it seems like our apartment life was FOREVER ago.

Our big wish and prayer for our house was that it would be a place where people would...
... feel at home ...
... be pointed to Christ ...
... be encouraged ... 
... feel loved and accepted ...

When I came across a study on Hospitality by She Reads Truth, I knew it was one I wanted to do. Felix and I love inviting people into our home, talking and playing games with them. I love cooking and baking. I was curious what would be shared in the study on Hospitality and so far I have not been disappointed. I may have only done three days so far, but I have already been pushed and given some thoughts to think on ... here are two quotes from it or inspired by the study that I wanted to share:

--- Isn’t that true hospitality? Putting yourself in their place, loving them for who they are, and inviting them into the safe place of friendship. ---

--- Learning to love someone by thinking about what they need.---

These things have me wonder how I often I have really love someone by thinking about what they need. And I'm talking about beyond needs like food, etc. How often do I love my little family by putting myself in their place? How many times have I put myself in my guests shoes and given them a safe place? 

My prayer and wish and hope is that this new home of ours will be just that people. I want everyone who enters through our door, to feel loved, cherished, and understood. I want to meet their needs and give them a time that will encourage them and make them feel loved! 

Lord, help our home to be a safe place for our guests. 
Help us make them feel loved. 
Give us discernment when we invite people into our homes.
May we put our needs below the needs of our guests. 
 


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