Special Note: Be sure to join us tomorrow when former Victoria’s Secret supermodel Kylie Bisutti joins me telling her story of giving up modeling immodest clothes because of her faith in Jesus. You will love her story and admire her courage!
Welcome to those of you who have joined after reading my Proverbs 31 Encouragement for Today devotion. If you haven’t peeked at it, click here to get caught up, but be sure to come back for the announcement and giveaway!
Does the phrase “Company’s coming!” send you running for cover? I can sooooo can relate.
I married into a family full of interior decorators, caterers, and Bed and Breakfast owners, while I myself could hardly boil water!
On weekdays beginning Monday, March 19th, we’ll be having ourselves a 15-day online study based on my book A Life That Says Welcome: Simple Ways to Open Your Heart & Home to Others. (It will run weekdays for three weeks and end on Good Friday)
With special guests, great giveaways, doable, practical ideas, and YOUR recipes, decorating tips (perhaps even a few hospitality horror stories?), this inter-active online journey will enable you to:
· Recognize the difference between “entertaining” in today’s culture and biblical hospitality
· Identify the top excuses for not opening your home and apply simple solutions to overcome them
· Acquire weekly, quick-cleaning strategies, a proven system for de-cluttering your house and easy, decorate-on-a-shoestring tips
· Arm yourself with delicious cooking-for-a-crowd recipes, make-ahead meals and kid-friendly favorites
· Discover “hospitality on the road” ideas for living a life of welcome wherever your daily life takes you
This study will take place here (but also have all of the links to the posts on my Facebook study page.)
Sign up is a simple two-step!
#1–Just click on the little envelope icon in the top of the sidebar here to get my posts delivered to your email box each day. (If you decide you don’t want to keep getting my posts via email after the study, simply click on the “unsubscribe” link in the email) You can do this today or just before the study launches. (You might forget so I suggest you do it now.)
#2–And, get yourself a copy of the book. (Click here to get it from Proverbs 31 Ministries) You’ll need to start reading the book (have chapters 1-4 done before we begin, if you can. PLEASE don’t fret about keeping up with the reading. This will be a relaxed study, full of grace!)) and have it to refer to during the study (for discussion purposes and for crazy giveaways like: “The first person to leave a comment telling me what recipe is on page 176 wins a prize!)
Now, as a little pre-view, check out this hospitality giveaway. It includes:
~ A “Greener Clean” Scotch Brite non-scratch sponge
~ A new sage green dish towel
~ A plum spatula (as in plum colored, not one made for plums, although it certainly will work if you need to scrape yourself some mashed plums out of a bowl).
~ A set of collapsible measuring cups
~A Ghirardelli Sea Salt Dark Chocolate bar
~ A triple layered candle (apricot, mandarin-cranberry & tropical twist)
~ A signed copy of A Life That Says Welcome
In order to be entered in the giveaway, leave us a comment telling us the last time you had someone over for supper or a snack. Be honest. If it hasn’t been since 1997, that is okay!
ALSO: If you mention this post on Facebook or Twitter today, leave a second comment letting us know to have a double chance to win. (Here is the short link to the post: http://goo.gl/kMlGu )
Oh yeah—and the winners of the 7 Ebooks from Amy Bayliss are:
Carissa, Sylvia, Polly Knehr, Kamya, Beth Cranfrod, Amy S and Ann :-) You’ll be receiving and email from my assistant Kim at the address you left when you commented so be watching for it!
Now, be sure to come back tomorrow to meet Kylie. Happy hospitality!