Open-Door Living: Easy Ways to Share the Gift of Hospitality

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B&H Books #ad - Would you like to replace the expectations and anxiety of hosting people in your home with creative encouragement and easy ways to host others, all while pointing them to Christ? In Open-Door Living, Jen Schmidt helps you see that this is much easier than you think. Featuring beautiful graphics and devotional reflections, Open-Door Living will give you the confidence you need to share the gift of your home.

She starts with an invitation to the heart of hospitality, then shares her best practical ideas to remove stress from four aspects of hosting: food, cleaning, atmosphere, and connection.

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Just Open the Door: How One Invitation Can Change a Generation

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B&H Books #ad - But what if you knew that opening your front door had the power to radically change the world? To make an impact and leave a legacy with everyday invitations?Jen Schmidt has set out to reframe how we think about hospitality and to equip us to walk a road of welcome in our daily lives. Jen knows that every time we choose open-door living—whether in our homes or by taking hospitality on the road just like Jesus—those we invite in get to experience the lived-out Gospel, our kids grow up in a life-lab of generosity, and we trade insecurity for connection.

Just Open the Door: How One Invitation Can Change a Generation #ad - Just open the door is a personal yes-you-can guide to offering the life-changing gift of invitation. Whether you’re a seasoned host looking for renewed inspiration or a nervous newbie not sure where to begin,  practical ideas, these personal stories,  and poignant insights will give you the confidence you need to see your home as the most likely location for changing the world around you, one open door at a time.

. Change a generation with something as simple as an invitation. For many of us, inviting people into our lives and homes feels more like inviting judgment on our entertaining skills and stress on our already maxed-out schedules.

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Bible Study Book: A Study of Biblical Hospitality - Just Open the Door

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LifeWay Press #ad - Learn to replace cultural expectations with biblical hospitality to create a legacy of invitation and reflect Jesus through simple acts of service. Features:leader helps to guide questions and discussions within small groupsPersonal study segments with homework to complete between 7 weeks of group sessionsOptional seven interactive teaching videos, approximately 20-25 minutes per session, available for purchase or rent Benefits:Replace cultural expectations with biblical hospitality to create a legacy of invitation.

Discover daily rhythms of kindness, generosity, and presence at home and on the go. Learn to view welcome as worship, and reflect Jesus through simple acts of service. Become a woman of influence through hidden hospitality. Create spaces of welcome in your heart, home, and beyond. But often we get caught up in perfecting our homes and conversations before we open our doors.

Bible Study Book: A Study of Biblical Hospitality - Just Open the Door #ad - Hospitality is one of the best ways to live out the two greatest commandments: loving God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself. Discover how he lived a life full of interruptions, yet always welcomed people and invited them to follow Him. Over 7 sessions, look to Jesus as your model for hospitality.

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Simple Gatherings: 50 Ways to Inspire Connection Inspired Ideas

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Harvest House Publishers #ad - Create memorable gatherings with simplicity and style Welcoming friends and family into your home doesn't have to be intimidating! These 50 affordable and inspired ideas from bestselling author Melissa Michaels will help you turn any get-together into a special memory. Simplify tasks and focus on what guests remember most: the atmosphere, conversation, feast, and special touches.

Simple Gatherings: 50 Ways to Inspire Connection Inspired Ideas #ad - Reduce stress when you embrace your authentic hosting style, easy DIYs, and the freedom of using what you have. Celebrate people as the centerpiece of any gathering with simple activities that spark conversation and connection. With more than 300 tips for a variety of gatherings—from a casual outdoor barbeque to a creative guest-of-honor dessert--you'll feel inspired to open your door with confidence!* * * "Simple Gatherings invites us all to check hospitality fears and perfectionism at the door.

The helpful tips and creative ideas inside will inspire even the most reluctant hostess to take that first step toward creating space for a simple but memorable experience. Sandy coughlin, Reluctant Entertainer blog.

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The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard

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Thomas Nelson #ad - A simple way to connect your neighborhood, your community and build friendships. Life changed in her community and it can change in yours, too. Are you consumed with a busy life but unsure how to slow down? do you desire connection within your community and think, kristin schell put an ordinary picnic table in her front yard, comfortable connection? What if meeting neighbors and connecting with friends was as simple as showing up and being available?Desperate for a way to slow down and connect, a way to find those moments of peace and to create a time for honest, “Absolutely, painted it turquoise, but I don’t have time for that” or “I can’t create that”? What if there was another way through it all, and began inviting friends and neighbors to join her.

Ordinary people like you wanting to make a difference right where they live. Community and friendship are waiting just outside your front door. Alongside personal and heartwarming stories, kristin gives you: stress-free ideas for kick-starting your own Turquoise TableSimple recipes to take outside and share with othersStories from people using Turquoise Tables in their neighborhoodsEncouragement to overcome barriers that keep you from connectingNew ways to view hospitality Today, Turquoise Tables are inviting individuals to connect with each other in nearly all fifty states and seven countries.

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Dwelling: Simple Ways to Nourish Your Home, Body, and Soul

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Harvest House Publishers #ad - You’ll discover simple ways to make self-care a priority in your home. Feel well where you dwell   Our dwellings—both our home and body—are intricately connected. Learn how to create a sanctuary that inspires your well-being, so you can experience a greater sense of peace, comfort, and belonging. Your body, including your mind and soul, needs daily nourishment to help you feel healthy and happy.

Each has the potential to inspire the other to be its very best! Your home is where your life happens. By making a series of small, intentional choices—from what you bring into your home to how you shape your daily habits and mind-sets—you can create a more rejuvenating environment that equips you to go into the world and accomplish all you set out to do.

Dwelling: Simple Ways to Nourish Your Home, Body, and Soul #ad - Dwelling will help youlearn to better care for your home environment so it takes care of youmake decisions that simplify your lifecreate more peace in your dayinvest in relationships that make you feel positive, challenged, and supportedlean into faith for strength and renewalWhen you discover the connection between your home and body and the action steps you can take to improve both, you’ll be on your way to a more balanced and happy life!     .

Melissa michaels wants to show you how meaningful it can be to live a life that nurtures both your home and body.

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Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship

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Harvest House Publishers #ad - Not just on sunday, not just on holidays, not just when extraordinarily hard or wonderful things happen…but today. Bestselling author and artist Ruth Chou Simons invites you on a new journey to Beholding and Becoming. Is it any wonder that where you direct your eyes and your heart matter in your day-to-day?  We become what we behold when we set our hearts and minds on Christ and His redemption story here in the details of our daily lives.

Downs, bestselling author of 100 days to brave and host of That Sounds Fun podcastBecome What You Behold   You are in the process of becoming. Annie F. His transforming grace turns your “everyday ordinary” into a holy place of becoming. No circumstance is too ordinary or too forgotten for Him to meet you there in worship.

Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship #ad - With more than 850 pieces of intricate, original artwork, Ruth encourages you to elevate your gaze to the One who created all things. Today is an opportunity for God to demonstrate His love and His faithfulness in the midst of your mundane. The wall street journal bestseller ●  publishers weekly bestseller ruth is such a gift to us—her voice is strong and honest, yet believably grace-filled and kind.

Every day is an opportunity to be shaped and formed by what moves your heart…drives your thoughts…captures your gaze. We learn and grow into who we want to be when Ruth's words and art lead us.

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The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions

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Revell #ad - Freeman offers a fresh way of practicing familiar but often forgotten advice: simply do the next right thing. With this simple, soulful practice, quiet the fear of choosing wrong, it is possible to clear the decision-making chaos, and find the courage to finally decide without regret or second-guessing.

Whether you're in the midst of a major life transition or are weary of the low-grade anxiety that daily life can bring, Emily helps create space for your soul to breathe so you can live life with God at a gentle pace and discern your next right thing in love. If you have trouble making decisions, because of either chronic hesitation you've always lived with or a more recent onset of decision fatigue, Emily P.

The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions #ad - . Nothing gets our attention like an unmade decision: should i accept the new position? Which schooling choice is best for my kids? How can I support my aging parents? When we have a decision to make and the answer isn't clear, what we want more than anything is peace, clarity, and a nudge in the right direction.

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Mom Heart Moments: Daily Devotions for Lifegiving Motherhood

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. #ad - Beloved author sally Clarkson shares her heart and wisdom for mothers―and offers hope for each day. A mother living well in her God-ordained role is of great beauty and inestimable value to the future history of any generation. Each day of this beautiful devotional offers encouragement and direction to become the mother God has called you to be.

Her impact is irreplaceable and necessary to the spiritual formation of children who will be the adults of the next generation. Fun, chores, humor, comfort, graciousness, meals, spiritual passion, hospitality, life-giving words, training, compassion for the lost, hours and hours of listening and playing and praying and reading―all are parts of the mosaic of soul development.

Mom Heart Moments: Daily Devotions for Lifegiving Motherhood #ad - Spend the year with mom heart moments, the first devotional by beloved author Sally Clarkson, and discover how as a mother you can draw closer to the heart of God. In a world constantly vying for our attention, it can be easy to get caught up in the chaos.

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Heart & Home: Design Basics for Your Soul and Living Space

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Abingdon Press #ad - Heart & Home: Design Basics for Your Soul and Living Space #ad - The devotionals inspire women to have a captivating heart and home. Example devotional topics include unity and harmony, focal point, negative space, flow, and balance. Heart and home is a short devotional book with daily devotions for 90 days. Included in each devotional is an applicable design tip and photographs.

This devotional includes four-color photographs of home interiors throughout the book. The devotionals seek to draw clear connection between the basics of interior design and scripture that encourages spiritual growth within our hearts.

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I Give Up: The Secret Joy of a Surrendered Life

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Thomas Nelson #ad - Again and again,  laura had to surrender her vision for her life so she could embrace God’s vision. Most of us long to be in control—of our schedule, our relationships, and our future. Newlywed laura story thought she had control over the great life ahead of her. She wants to be rooted in the God who is in control.

And give up. In,  i give up,  laura explores:How to delight in God’s gifts no matter your circumstances. Why waiting on god is a daily decision, not a step-by-step process. The strength we find from meditating on God’s Word. Why surrendering to God leads to reconciliation with others. How the things we consider to be losses are ways for God to display his glory.

I Give Up: The Secret Joy of a Surrendered Life #ad - As laura writes, she no longer wants to be in control of her life. Why would god not want to fulfill her dreams?but when laura and her husband, and a son’s birth defect, Martin, infertility, faced a brain tumor, she realized she’d been looking for a happiness that comes from circumstances, rather than a deeper joy that comes from God.

And again and again she learned that even in the midst of shattered dreams, God’s plan brought greater joy than she could have imagined. Now the grammy award–winning singer-songwriter known for such hits as “Blessings, ” “Indescribable, ” and “Mighty to Save” shares her powerful story of finding blessing in her deepest pain.

I give up will help you discover a deeper life of worship, a fuller life of joy, and a freer life of true surrender as you open your hands to God.

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