“Being present and listening is the foundation to hospitality.” -Kristin Schell

“Listening is a form of spiritual hospitality by which you invite strangers to become friends, to get to know their inner selves more fully, and even to dare to be silent with you.” -Henri Nouwen

“Are you consumed with a busy life but unsure how to slow down? Do you desire connection within your community and think, “Absolutely, but I don’t have time for that” or “I can’t create that”? What if there was another way through it all, a way to find those moments of peace and to create a time for honest, 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, Kristin Schell put an ordinary picnic table in her front yard, painted it turquoise, and began inviting friends and neighbors to join her. Life changed in her community and it can change in yours, too.”

Thank you to all of those who get my blog posts every week. Some of you have been friends of my blog for more than four years! It truly blesses me that you signed up so long ago AND stuck around! Many of you were strangers to me but are now friends! My goal is to improve hospitality in my writing and business by not just writing and letting you know ME more, but also listening and interacting with YOU more.

This blog announcement and request for help is really about that. I want to be able to interact with you more! Here’s what you need to know:

  1. I’ll be giving away one copy of The Turquoise Table, by Kristin Schell to each of two newsletter subscribers next Friday, July 31, 2017!  I love this book! It’s inspiring me to move toward offering simple hospitality. I’m being reminded that hospitality is more about BEING rather than DOING.
  2. If you’re getting this post in your e-mail inbox, I need your help! Your receipt of this means you are a BLOG subscriber, but quite possibly not a newsletter subscriber. If you haven’t received my newsletter yet, or an invitation to the free course you get with my newsletter subscription, then you are not a newsletter subscriber. My newsletter subscribers have access to much more that I can’t necessarily share on my blog and I want you to have access to it. Would you please help me get that to you by signing up? I’m trying to grow my newsletter subscriber list because that is where I can invite you to MY turquoise table. My goal is to be hospitable to you by sharing my life, offering special gifts, and letting you know how to get future projects that I’m offering with exclusive discounts or even for free only offered to my newsletter subscribers including stress reducing, therapeutic stretch videos. For signing up you’ll receive my four-session mini course, Empowered by Truth, Transforming the Mind with God’s Word.
  3. Whether you are a blog subscriber, or a visitor passing by, you can sign up for my newsletter here! Click Here To Subscribe To My Newsletter
  4. I’ll send out a notice next Friday to let you know who won the two copies of The Turquoise Table!

Thank you!

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