Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Home Hospitality

"Hospitality like charity, in order to be true, has to begin at home. . . Did it count, all this gracious open-house business, if I acted like a hellion the hour before company arrived?"

Karen Mains
Open Heart, Open Home

Photo: Elm Street Antiques


  1. That's a very good point!

  2. Interesting thought. I enjoy your blog.

  3. Really good point...AAARGH...I remember those days with children coming and the hosue NOT quite done...this mom DID come und-done...from time to be quite honest...
    BTW...I mailed your PRIZE on Tuesday.

  4. Oh that Karen Mains book taught me so much about having an open home...blessings.

  5. Good point! And I fear that sometimes that hits a little too close to home. But I'm following the advice of Rebecca at Cre8tiva - today I will not get angry.


  6. Very good point and one that makes me say "ouch"! How we act at home with those who are closest to us is more important than our public face.

    Enjoying your blog as always, LaDonna.

  7. I love your blog, and this point reminded me of when my girls were little and the house looked perfect. I was so afraid that they would make a mess. Karen

  8. So true and you know what people can feel that stuff and they will never want to come to your home again. Love Clarice

  9. Very sweet and love the greenware.

  10. Oh GH this is such an excellent point made. The thing is . .people can generally sence tension in the home so there wouldn't be much sense in faking a happy home.
    I love your greenware.

  11. I loved all your comments today. The collective wisdom of many --- is something I appreciate and value. Thank you for your comment!

    :) LaTeaDah

  12. Anonymous3:20 AM

    Thanks for the reminder:)

  13. Hospitality is a good teaching needed to be put into practice.
    Good quote.

  14. Great quote. I am having a nice visit here today.

  15. So true.
    I love this book, and am currently re-reading it.
    I really enjoy your blog and the beautiful pictures you share. I do miss the peaceful music though. Your posts about tea and lavender were wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
    God bless.

  16. Very true. Like I remember a lady saying, "My husband often reminds me of my hypocrisy when I natter at the kids on the way to church and as soon as I see someone in the parking lot who inquires as to my status, I reply 'Great!'"

    What is that? It's not Jesus. But I know how ridiculously common it is in my own life. So stupid.


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