MOM MEMORIES

Maybe its because Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching or that a picture of my mom appeared in my Facebook memories page, or that we have been talking about mom memories as Pampered Chef consultants, or all of the above that has me thinking about my mom and the lessons she taught me in the kitchen. Continue reading “MOM MEMORIES”

THE WELCOME TABLE

I have been spending so much time thinking through my feelings about community. I know I like the idea of being part of a community, however, I grapple with the challenges of being a part of one. On the one hand, I appreciate the feeling of belong and being a part of something bigger thenContinue reading “THE WELCOME TABLE”

WELCOMING MYSELF

So all this month I have been reflecting on hospitality, reading about it, writing, about it, starting conversations about it, and practicing it to the best of my ability. Others have told me I am very hospitable and that they feel the welcome and the love the minute they walk in our door. I amContinue reading “WELCOMING MYSELF”

IS THE UNIVERSE A FRIENDLY PLACE OR NOT?

The universe has a sense of humor. Recently I had read that Albert Einstein, when asked to identify the most important question in life, said, “Is the universe a friendly place or not?” Shortly, after reading the question on which I was going to reflect, my computer began dinging, the equivalent of you’ve got mail.Continue reading “IS THE UNIVERSE A FRIENDLY PLACE OR NOT?”

LESSONS FROM THE DESERT DWELLER

One of my favorite places to go for nourishment and inspiration is the Spiritual Literacy library on YouTube. This week I was pulled in by a one-minute story about the hospitality of a person known as nothing more than the Desert Dweller. According to the story, this person has lived in the desert most, ifContinue reading “LESSONS FROM THE DESERT DWELLER”

HOSPITALITY AND HOSTILITY

It is interesting how hospitality and hostility sound so much alike but are practiced so differently. Other than the first three letters, these practices have nothing in common. Hospitality is about building bridges and welcoming all of humanity. Hostility is about building divides that separate us from one another. Hospitality thrives on peace and healingContinue reading “HOSPITALITY AND HOSTILITY”

WHEN I WAS NOT ENOUGH

So I have had to laugh at this whole notion of hospitality. I have been intentional about creating a space here at Inspiritual and in our home where all feel welcome. We have done this in part because we have all know what it felt like when we were not enough of something or tooContinue reading “WHEN I WAS NOT ENOUGH”