Unfortunately, it is not always “the most wonderful time of the year”. At times, it is the most stressful time of the year.  Between the endless shopping trips to overcrowded stores, the social and professional events that take over the calendar and the preparations for hosting family meals and receiving guests, the Christmas seasonprovides countless opportunities for conflict and…

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hospitality

Good day dear friends, 
Setting the scene: This week, I had the blessing of teaching my first and second graders a lesson about Hospitality (lesson plan follows); but first, what is our own understanding of hospitality? How do we practice hospitality? Actually, what do we consider hospitality to be? Is it a 5 course meal,…

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A new school year has started. 6 words that strike a sense of panic in the hearts of the most hardened warriors (also known as parents).  The carefree days of summer are gone, replaced by early morning skirmishes (why are children so opposed to waking up?), breakfast mission impossible (why must the last drop of…

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time

Saturday Morning. What do these 2 words evoke for you? An extra hour of sleep? Leisurely breakfast of pancakes, eggs and bacon? Break time from the weekly hustle and bustle? Saturday Morning for most parents means something else. It means a head start to get all the errands and chores and shopping done so that we can…

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