October 2012

31 Days of Hospitality::Day 16 Hospitality the size of Texas

by Edie Wadsworth on October 16, 2012

This is day 16 in a 31 day series on hospitality.   Start from the beginning here. I ain’t gonna lie. I’ve got an unhealthy obsession with Texas.  Maybe it stems from watching too many Dallas Cowboys’ football games with my brother as a child.   Maybe it’s because I subscribe to the motto, “Go […]

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31 Days of Hospitality::Day 15 All they really need is you

by Edie Wadsworth on October 16, 2012

This is day 18 in a 31 day series on hospitality.   Start from the beginning here. There’s no doubt that I love beautiful spaces.  When we surround ourselves with truth and beauty, it changes us. It brings me joy to create spaces that make people feel loved.   I am purposeful about making a […]

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31 Days to Hospitality::Day 14 Welcome Gifts

by Edie Wadsworth on October 15, 2012

This is day 18 in a 31 day series on hospitality.   Start from the beginning here. So, now that your guest room is well-appointed and your guest bath is well-stocked, let’s talk welcome gifts. I like to leave a little welcome gift by the bed along with a brief little  note. It’s a simple […]

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None but Jesus

by Edie Wadsworth on October 14, 2012

My oldest two sweeties are on fall break so I’m soaking them up for a few days. They sang at my sister’s church this morning so we went there for first service and then on to our beloved First Lutheran. I know they’re mine and I’m sure I’m all kinds of biased but I LOVE […]

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31 Days to Hospitality::Day 13 The Well Stocked Guest Bath

by Edie Wadsworth on October 13, 2012

the well stocked guest bath

This is day 13 in a 31 days series on hospitality. (What was I thinking?!?!?!?) Start from the beginning here. Now, y’all know already that this is my master bathroom but it’s the only one roomy enough to get a decent picture.  Bathrooms are notoriously hard to photograph! Remember this summer when we hosted 25 […]

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31 Days to Hospitality::Day 12 A Well-Appointed Guest Room

by Edie Wadsworth on October 12, 2012

This is day 12 of a 31 Day series on hospitality. Start from the beginning here. Let me start out this post by saying that everything I ever learned about making a guest room comfortable, I learned from my friend Susan.  As a matter fact, almost everything I learned about everything was from her.  She […]

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31 Days to Hospitality::Day 11 A Breather

by Edie Wadsworth on October 11, 2012

“What matters is that we stretch our hearts open and draw near to each other.  It is the way of hospitality, the way of life, and it is, in this remote place where we have awakened to find ourselves, the only way home.” I am still trying to catch up on them but your emails […]

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Okay, since we’ve  reordered of our affections toward our beloved, here’s a few practical tips for making the bedroom more welcoming and sultry. Declutter Remove the treadmill.  And the stack of clothes currently sitting on it.  You know this was never a good idea, right?    This sanctuary, this sultry holy of holies (thank you, Laura!) […]

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Welcome! I’m glad you’re here. This is day 9 in a 31 days series on hospitality. Start from the beginning here! Don’t worry. This is a family blog. I’m keeping it on the up and up. But really, I’m convinced that it all begins right here. In this bed, in this room, with this relationship. […]

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31 Days of Hospitality:: Day 8 Why All the Fuss?

by Edie Wadsworth on October 8, 2012

Y’all have been so patient. I know you were thinking that surely a series on hospitality would be full of recipes, model guest bedrooms and perfect table settings. It’s coming.  Hang on! I started this series where all true hospitality begins—-in our hearts. And before I move on to all the fun stuff, I want […]

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31 Days to Hospitality::Day 7 Solitude

by Edie Wadsworth on October 7, 2012

This is day 7 in a 31 day series on hospitality.   You can start from the beginning here. We often have nothing to give others because we are bankrupt. The irony is that we haven’t learned to help others because we haven’t learned to help ourselves. Solitude is how we help ourselves. It is […]

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31 Days to Hospitality::Day 6 The Barriers

by Edie Wadsworth on October 6, 2012

This is day 6 in a 31 day series on hospitality.  You can start from the beginning here. Brave hearts shine with the divine presence; like God they are free, they are welcoming and accepting,  they are strong yet gentle.  They are wondrously available. You have all the same excuses I do for not opening […]

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31 Days to Hospitality:: Day 5 Winter in my Heart

by Edie Wadsworth on October 5, 2012

This is day 5 in a 31 day series on hospitality. Some seasons are not for hospitality but even then, He’s making us ready. Click here for the rest of the series. Thanks for coming along the journey. I’m glad you’re here. When my house burned to the ground in December of 2010, I found […]

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31 Days to Hospitality::Day 4 Making Room for Others

by Edie Wadsworth on October 4, 2012

This is day 4 of a 31 day series on hospitality. To find a listing of the other ‘days’, click here. Before we prepare the house for hospitality, we’re working on the heart issues. Don’t worry, it’s a long series and we’ll get to all the fun stuff! We talked a little about what hospitality […]

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31 Days of Hospitality:: Day 3 We Need Each Other

by Edie Wadsworth on October 3, 2012

This is day 3 in a 31 day series on hospitality.  You can find a listing of the other days here. “Hospitality is a lively, courageous, convivial way of living that challenges our compulsion either to turn away or to turn inward and disconnect ourselves from others.” Our rugged American individualism hasn’t really done us […]

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