Sunday, July 29, 2007

 

Hospitality, Take Three


Remember the gals I mentioned? Well, our time together was a blast. For our tummies there was Roma salad (very simple, but very tasty), Lemon Chicken Pasta, homemade French bread, and my special Intensely Chocolate Brownies. Everything looks much more important when it's capitalized, right? Again, nothing elaborate, but it has been our experience that most people just want an opportunity to sit down together and talk about life whether it be with pizza and coke or steak tartare.


One thing we try to focus on during these times is asking key questions (open-ended ones) that allow our guests to share with us however much they wish. For example, instead of asking, "So, are you enjoying Crossway Fellowship?" we would ask, "What is it about Crossway that you enjoy?" A yes or no would answer the first question, but the second begs for elaboration. When guests perceive that you really want to know what is going on in their hearts, they will open up and allow you to minister to them and find out practical ways to serve them.


I didn't intend for this to turn into a series, per se, but we had guests in our home again after church today, so I will post that menu soon. Things around the Suburban Household are gearing up for the beginning of school, and that means posting might become even more infrequent than it already is, if that's possible!


Blessings to all y'all cybergals!

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