Your comments on my hospitality post were delightful and well worth reading! You all are so honest and sensible and thoughtful, and I connected with every single comment. Thank you for all the ideas and sympathizings! 🙂
I’m learning that hospitality ought to be shaped by what God has given us to share rather than by our inflated ideas of what others expect.
The giveaway winner (chosen by random.org) is Barbara Zeisemer. Barbara, I will contact you by email and get the book sent to you. I hope the rest of you get a chance to read The Gospel Comes with a House Key, too! It’s a book I can heartily recommend.
As always, feel free to email me if you have thoughts or questions you don’t want to share publicly. I’m always glad to listen.
In other news, our family is going through a painful time. We found out this week that the little girl who has been in our home for a year is leaving on Monday. After nursing her back to health and spending countless hours holding, rocking, and playing with her, she feels like my own. She is happy and sparkly much of the time, and sticks to me like glue. How and why she has to leave is beyond my comprehension.
I’m trying to console myself with the fact that God loves her more than I do, and can look after her. But still, it feels terrible to our whole family.
Please pray for us as we process our grief and loss. Pray for goodness and mercy to pursue our little girl all the days of her life.
Thank you, friends!