The table is the center of my home. It is a place of belonging. The place where I invite family, friends, and guests to be nourished by good food and good conversation. In addition, twice a week I gather a beloved community of twenty-somethings around my table to enjoy dinner with each other and with my family. Ladies on Mondays, and guys on Thursdays. Regardless of who is seated at the table, we don’t just share food, we share our lives. And these posts are some of our stories.
True hospitality is an art. Another branch of learning in the desire to live a meaningful life. And like any artform, there is always more to learn and master. These are posts about the continual pursuit of growth, knowledge, and wisdom in learning how to nourish the bodies and souls of the people seated at my table. As well as, what I’m learning about opening up my home, and myself, through the practice of hospitality.
Hospitality is an art that is practiced well a million different ways. These articles are guest posts or my original interviews with people committed to the practice of hospitality. In my home, hospitality is most often shared with a community of twenty-somethings. Eight to sixteen people join my family for dinner twice a week. Featured Hosts highlights that it isn’t the number or demographic or frequency of the people gathering at your table that matters. The community you host probably won’t look exactly like mine. It should be reflection of everything that you makes you and your home wonderfully and uniquely you.
Explore the art, need, and value of practicing authentic hospitality from other writers, bloggers, and hosts. These posts are links to what other voices are saying about hospitality. And the countless reasons why inviting people into our homes and gathering loved ones at our tables is an important way to invest our time and resources.