Hospitality - the Aftermath







In the "aftermath" of hospitality, I find time to
reflect,
be thankful,
pray,
smile.
I never mind the cleanup.
For some reason, our house always seems
better after "hospitality" than before...cleaner, softer, quieter.  Blessed.
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14 comments:

  1. Love this post! (And love your ice bucket!) ;)

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    1. A thrift-store-buy, as you might guess (the ice bucket, I mean)...

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  2. Cleaning up gives you quiet time to reflect and recall the special moments experienced, often too busy to do that in the heat of the moment. I can feel your descending peace as you put things back to right in your house.

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    1. Yes! You helped explain it, Bookie!

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  3. Ah, the best kind of aftermath!

    I am just sitting down from clean up after sharing dinner and the evening with dear friends from church.

    Blessed,indeed.

    Deanna

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  4. I like the way you put that - the aftermath. :) Was cleaning up in our aftermath the other night when our family came for dinner. It's a regular thing, every other Thursday. Good time to reflect.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. It's great to meet you!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  5. Good post Rebecca....sometimes after my grands leave I just sit in the messiness drinking in the love of family that I do not get to see very often.

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    1. Dee, this was actually after having the 14 folk in our small group from church over last Saturday night. The kids' "messiness" was already picked up before the Saturday crowd came. I didn't have time to sit in it drinking in the love of family I don't get to see very often....:(

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  6. Amen...you have said it well...when we enter into true relationships we are filled to overflowing!! and our efforts are worth it all

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  7. Beautiful, beautiful post, Rebecca. You are an inspiration this morning. Thank you so very, very much. blessings ~ tanna

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  8. I am loving the clean white of your new blog look! I loved this post on hospitality, too. Bless you, friend.

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  9. Lovely post today...great wisdom...thanks for sharing....blessings

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  10. I need to work on my hospitality. Rarely do we have people over. Not sure why that is. Life is pretty crowded these days, but this is no excuse. Praying God gives me the energy and creativity to open my heart and home to a new group of folks.

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  11. I don't know that I've ever stopped to think about the "aftermath" but in retrospect, you are right. There is a feeling of peace that settles after serving company. Sometimes I get too busy to offer hospitality and I have to slow down and do some inviting.

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