Holidays

A Few Father's Day Thoughts

A Few Father's Day Thoughts

“Fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do”

These are lines from one of my favorite songs - “Daughters” by John Mayer. It’s a beautiful reminder for both fathers and mothers to be aware of the impact they’re making on their kids. Father’s Day, like Mother’s Day, can be tricky for many.

The Gold Star No One Wants

The Gold Star No One Wants

The feeling of accomplishment as those stickers filled in the spaces, whether it be for attendance, memorization, or something else, made me feel so accomplished. Give me all of those gold stars!!!! That shiny gold star was the goal for so many of us during the elementary years. As an adult I got a gold star I didn’t want. I didn’t know there was a gold star that wasn’t shiny & positive. I didn’t know that a gold star could carry the weight of grief instead of accomplishment.

Hospitality in the Tricky Times

Hospitality in the Tricky Times

For many, Memorial Day is a weekend for boating, burgers, and enjoying the start of summer with only passing acknowledgement of the sacrifice of so many military men and women. For many, Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate their awesome mommas or get adorable handprint crafts from their little ones. These responses aren’t wrong! However, we must remember that not everyone can approach these days with the same sense of celebration. How do we support and encourage those grieving during the month of May?

Hospitality & the Easter Bunny

Hospitality & the Easter Bunny

While the purpose and meaning of Easter is such a serious, and seriously glorious, thing, there is nothing that says we can’t have a blast, make our kids take pictures with the creepy mall Easter Bunny, and do all the egg-related activities. So I wanted to share with you some ideas that are traditions in our home (outside of attending an Easter service at church). Some are meaningful, some are silly - but the goal is to get us excited for Easter! We love inviting friends over and having them be part of the different traditions each year; such a simple, fun way to practice hospitality!