Everyday Hostess: Zuly Garcia

By Zuly Garcia As I organize my closet from my recent move, and everyone sleeps so peacefully, I can not help but think how privileged I am to have a family to be able to serve and love. It is amazing to think of the influence we as women have in the atmosphere of our…

Gift of Words

Gifts present a unique opportunity to show hospitality. There is something special about taking the time to think of someone else and put together a gift or even make it yourself. This past year, I had the chance to celebrate several special baby girls in my life. I really had it on my heart to…

Consider the Days of Growth

When I first became a mom, I began to think this would be the ultimate test meant to strip me of my selfishness. Yet, the more I am in this lane, I realize that the real test is in remaining joyful and not becoming bitter in the middle of my trying seasons. I am learning…

Woman Full of Wonder

Wonder Woman is described as a powerful, strong-willed character who does not back down from a fight or a challenge. Yet, she is a diplomat who strongly believes the pen is mightier than the sword; a lover of peace who would never seek to fight or escalate a conflict. She’s simultaneously both the most fierce…

Guest Rooms: A Practical Guide

After many conversations, I have gathered that hosting guests overnight is one of the most stressful parts of hospitality for many people.  All the little details and preparation, in a world where time seems to run dangerously low, just makes for one big stress storm. I get it. You want everything to look and be…

The God Box

Updated January 14 2018. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers is one of my favorite books. So many of the words and thoughts expressed in it changed my heart and made me fall in love with Jesus all over again. I can tell you that listening to the old hymn “Rock of Ages” is just not…

Do Not Fear

Fear can manifest in many different forms depending on our circumstances. For some people, fear will simply take them out of the race. It has the ability to paralyze our dreams with the unknowns and what-ifs of stepping into something new; discouraging of ever starting at all. If you have known me for any amount…

Finding Capacity

“I just want someone to do the house work– you know, the cooking, cleaning, laundry– life would be so easy and I would be able to do everything I ‘need’ to do!” …ugg, sigh… I would be rich if I had a dollar for every time I have had this thought slip into my mind,…

Everyday Hostess: Denisse Bueno-Diplan

¿Dónde nace tu amor por la hospitalidad? Bueno, creo que desde pequeña y creciendo en un hogar de costumbres latinas, donde al invitado desde que pone pie en la casa y después de un cordial saludo se procede inmediatamente a preguntarle “¿qué le podemos brindar? “. Es una forma de ser que se nos inculca…

Everyday Hostess: Massiel Diplan

Where does your love for hospitality come from? On one hand, I would consider my love language to be acts of service . On the other, I find the kitchen to be somewhat therapeutic for me. When I put these two together, it’s a natural fit for me.  How would you define your style? I…