When Less Really Is More

Recently I saw famous restauranteur, Danny Meyer, on CBS’s 60 Minutes. I was intrigued by his attention to hospitality in his restaurants. He said, “If the food tastes great, that alone does not assure that you will come back here. So what hospitality does is adds the way we made […]

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How I Was Reminded Why I Do What I Do

A few days I was inspired by a friend I made through Instagram. She is a photographer, French, and currently lives in London*. Her photographs draw me in and make me wish I were in the places she photographs. I always look forward to her pictures on Instagram. Beautiful! On […]

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Come on Over!

The theme that ran throughout my day today was hospitality—what it is and what it needn’t be. I started the morning with one of my sweet mentees coming to my house for our monthly get together. I did not clean because that is against my doctor’s orders. I picked up […]

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Every Day Matters

My past twelve days have been fairly uneventful. As many of you know I am recuperating from foot surgery. Doctor’s orders are to stay down as much as possible to heal as quickly as possible. I am being a good patient thanks to Gene and the girls. While I am […]

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How My Week of Couch Rest Inspired Me

I’ve been kinda quiet this week on the blog and social media. I’m still on “couch rest” letting my foot heal from having a ganglion cyst removed. I’m very comfortable and have no complaints. But I’ve noticed that my required sedentary condition affects my inspiration. As I look back on […]

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The Unspoken Obstacle to Friendship We All Deal With

At first I thought it was just me. But then I saw two videos about it on social media. If something makes it to becoming a video on social media then it’s a real issue, right?! The thing I thought was just me is awkwardness in making new friends. With […]

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Finding Real Friendships that Work

Something I found interesting today—three times in the past several weeks I have been asked to speak on the same topic—friendship. Each group requested this topic, not knowing I have been asked by another group. It wasn’t a situation where word got around and another group asked me to do […]

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You Had Me at Homemade Whipped Cream

  This morning when I knew Kelsey, Caleb, and Harvey would be here for supper I thought—Perfect time to try out a new recipe! Immediately I knew I wanted to try this shortbread recipe with homemade whipped cream. Caleb loves homemade whipped cream and I knew everyone would love the […]

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