Giving Gifts of Hospitality

Titus 1:8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate.

1 Peter 4:9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

When we get “dressed up” it is usually to go out somewhere. When we get our homes “dressed up” for Christmas we can’t take our home out so we instead invite others in to share our joy and our faith displayed in our home at Christmas.There is no greater joy than to gather around friends and neighbors in your home to celebrate the season.

Last Saturday we invited our friends and neighbors in to enjoy our “dressed up” home and fellowship with us.

After enjoying a buffet supper and fellowshipping over 40 of us gathered with candles to worship by filling the air in our home with the sound of the carols of old. I shared a short devotional message “The Seed of the Woman” feeding our guests some fresh manna from the Christmas story to inspire us during this season and also to encourage us in the New Year.

We laughed and laughed at our friends’ creativity as we exchanged “gag” gifts and finished the evening with a waft of romance in the air as couples danced to their special love song.

What a wonderful evening! Thanks to all our friends for warming our hearts with love and being pa

Invest in Relationships

After taking heed of the following word from my heavenly Papa, John and I decided to host a Christmas open house for over 50 of our neighbors. Many we hadn’t seen in years as we are all so busy . . . . and some we had never met. It was a time of sweet fellowship and an opportunity for us to just stop for an evening and invest time in each other. A great time of joy and blessing was had by all. Consider opening up your home, share the love of Christ and the true joy of the season through investing in old and new relationships.If we lived nearby we would love to invite you all to our open house!
Dear Child,
The joy of the season is found in relationships not in things!
Firstly a restored relationship with Me, and then the grace that I give that you may restore broken relationships with others, and to invest even more in current relationships.
Love cannot be displayed without relationships. In loving you find the meaning for living.
Love is only love when you give it away, and in order to give you must have someone to give it to. Therefore you must invest in relationships. If you are giving with the right motivation you will have joy. If you don’t have joy in giving, look inside and check the motivation.
Thus saith Papa.

God’s Own Daughters

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Thank you Lord, for the opportunity to inspire and encourage your precious princesses at “God’s Own Daughter” ministry at Central Assembly on Saturday, as I remind them they are truly daughters of the King!

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Be the Sunshine in Someone’s Life Today

“A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.” ~ St. Francis of Assisi

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Even just a smile could brighten someone’s life today!

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Making a Difference

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With Pastor Jim Greco and his wife Beth who is the director of the Walter Hoving Rehab Home where they are currently housing and ministering hope to 75 broken lives. A great service where 27 women responded to the message. Praise the Lord!