"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

September 16, 2013

Your home vs. a restaurant

I LOVE this quote from Jen Hatmaker on hospitality:

"There is something so nourishing about sharing your living space with people where they see your junk mail pile and pee wee football schedule on the fridge and pile of shoes by the front door. Opening your home says, 'You are welcome into my real life.' 
This square footage is where we laugh and hold family meetings and make homemade corn dogs and work through melt downs. Here is the railings our kids pulled out of the wall. This is the toilet paper we prefer. These are the pictures we frame, the books we're reading, the projects we are undertaking -the raw material of our family. It's unsanitized and truthful. We invite you into this intimate place, saturated with our family character." 

(when I read this to my hubby, he pointed out that we don't make homemade corn dogs and we need to) LOL Anyway, in this busy world, I think it means so much more than it used to, when we invite someone into our homes or are invited into theirs!

Jen's book is called 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess  Great read! Lots of food for thought!


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