Welcome back to the fifth episode of my brand new podcast: The Homemaking Foundations Podcast –Where we give you the tools, inspiration, and encouragement you need to craft a Gospel-Centered Home. In case you missed it, you can listen in to last week’s episode here: Episode #004: Taking Baby Steps to Healthier Living for God’s Glory.
It can be hard sometimes as busy homemaker’s to find the time, energy, and ability to serve within the Church and in our neighborhoods. That’s why I think this topic in today’s podcast is so important: How can we, as busy homemakers, serve God from within our homes? Through the Biblical art of hospitality.
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- How we can serve God from within our homes through hospitality
- The Biblical command behind hospitality
- What hospitality looks like (and what it doesn’t)
- Practical Tips for practicing hospitality
- And diving in deeper
[Tweet “The ultimate purpose of hospitality is to minister to those around us – both believers and unbelievers.”]
Hospitality: What comes to mind? Do you picture a beautiful house complete with a gourmet meal, friends around the dinner table, and polite chit chat? Hospitality can be this, but it’s really much more.
Hospitality can look like:
- Inviting a non-Christian family out to pizza after the soccer game.
- Sharing a picnic at the park with the single mom down the street.
- Inviting that new couple at church over for Sunday brunch.
Hospitality can come in many forms but the ultimate purpose is this: To honor and obey God by serving those around us. As Christians we are called to practice Biblical Hospitality…and practice it with joy!
Links & Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Homemaking Foundations Podcast on iTunes
- Practicing Hospitality: The Joy of Serving Others
- Romans 12:13
- Hebrews 13:2
- 1 Peter 4:9
- Hospitality with Confidence
- A Heart for Hospitality eCourse
- Sign up for my weekly podcast emails
Book of the Week:
Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life
Each week I feature one of my favorite books that connects with what we’ve been chatting about. And today that book recommendation is Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine. This book is probably in my top 5 favorite books of all time. And the reason I’m mentioning it today in conjunction with hospitality, is because this book is for anyone who feels like their house is out of control or they just can’t stay on top of things. Crystal walks you through how you can set priorities in your home and actually follow through with those home management systems so you can finally feel in control of your house!
I own this book in print which you can find on Amazon. But I also have this book an an audiobook from Audible.com because I love it that much! And right now – you can download it for FREE as an audiobook when you sign up for a free 30 day trial from Audible.com. Just remember to cancel your subscription after 30 days if you don’t want to continue.
A Heart for Hospitality eCourse
Join me for my exciting new eCourse on hospitality! This Biblical-based and practical course walks you through all the aspects of extending hospitality from the Biblical definition to meal plans to cleaning for guests to small space hospitality and more! Find out more about the course HERE.
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