Four Ways to Bring Better Hospitality into Your Life

January 9, 2015 | 4 comments

Do you consider yourself a hospitable person? Does hospitality overwhelm you?

We’re taking the guess-work and fear out of hospitality over at the Grace Table website today. I’m sharing four ways to bring better hospitality into your life. (I learned them from my 90-year-old friends, Helmer and Hazel!)

To read the story, click here.

In the comments, tell me what the word “hospitality” means to you. Or shoot me an email at [email protected].


by | January 9, 2015 | 4 comments


  1. Beth

    Being Jesus to those around us.

    • dukeslee

      Truth! Thanks Beth.

  2. Lynn Mosher

    Your piece is so lovely. I commented over there earlier today. I later remembered that I had written a post years ago on hospitality. As the Bible defined it.

    It was one’s sacred duty of hospitality (called the sacred law of hospitality) to offer bread, lodging, and protection to any traveler that came to one’s door, treating him as a guest.

    If the homeowner and the guest broke bread together, this bound them
    together by the strongest ties of friendship, as in covenant, and was confirmed occasionally by the giving of gifts. This was a pledge of reconciliation and peace and would descend to their heirs, for it was in perpetuity.

    If the guest declined the offer, it meant, in essence, that the host’s bread was unfit for use, which violated the sacred law of hospitality and contained sever penalties.

    Isn’t that awesome?

  3. melody hester

    I think hospitality is being genuinely interested in the other person. Desiring to hear their story and being available to be a part of their story should God guide the relationship that way. Loved your post. I think I would love Helmer and Hazel. This generation does hospitality well don’t you think? I need to slow down. I’m not one to linger or stay so this post was a good word for me. Thank you.


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