What will they think of my house this time ‘round?
My floors look so fab, and my drapes should astound.
If they don’t really like it, then they just have no taste.
Who am I kidding? They will have it showcased!
The host who likes to boast:
They’re so blessed to come to my house for some learning,
For I will teach them what they’ve always been yearning.
The plaques and degrees on my wall say it all.
Thank goodness for them I have answered His call.
The host who can toast and roast:
What dish can I make that is sure to impress?
My cheese toast is good, but my roast is the best.
They’ll come and they’ll feast ‘til their bellies are bursting.
No one will leave here with hungering or thirsting.
The host who serves as a guidepost:
Oh, God, here I am with the space you’ve provided,
Through You let my words and my actions be guided.
I pray each will leave with a heart that’s renewed,
Guided into deeper fellowship with You.
1 Peter 4:9, NIV
“Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling."
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I love this! This sounds like something I would write, LOL. Thanks for your comments on "Back Home In Indiana." Sounds like we have some common experience. I wrote a devotion called "Home Entertainment", and I think I posted it on faithwriters. God bless and have a great weekend...Sincerely, Randy Gene
Laura, this is fantastic! Thank you for the reminder of how to be a proper hostess! :)
13 Apr 2008
Very clever, Laura. You have a great talent and I am glad you are using it while you are young. ... Thanks for picking my article for the "Jewels" column. .. I have been so busy this week with medical appointments for Hart that I haven't been on the computer much. Sorry it has taken so long to get around to do some more reviewing and commenting....Helen
This wonderful poem sheds light on our inhospitable hospitality ministry attitudes! Do you know these people? :) It also reminds me of something my Grandpa Pickl would always say to my mom, teasing her: You're the Hostest with the Mostest!
Amen! You nailed it! God wants us to do all things without murmuring and complaining. Col 3:17 And whatsoever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.