Do any of these scenarios ring true to you?
Inviting people into your home feels more like inviting judgment on your entertaining skills.
You want to welcome others in but get stuck because making food, cleaning the house, decorating, and facilitating conversation feels impossible — or at least overwhelming — so why bother?
Your house is just too small to be welcoming.
There’s no room for more stress in your already maxed-out schedule.
It’s exhausting just thinking of company coming.
We get it. We’ve been there, too.
But what if you had simple ways to overcome those obstacles and lean into the gift of opening your door? What if the how-to’s of hosting people in your home didn’t have to get in the way of the get-to of welcoming people into your heart and pointing them to Christ? 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?
Now that’s something we can get behind! And actually, we are already lined up behind it — our friend Jen has written the next (in)courage book, and it’s about this very topic! The book is called Just Open the Door: How One Invitation Can Change a Generation, and we are BIG fans of the message God placed in Jen’s heart.
See, somewhere along the way we’ve allowed the idea of social entertaining to hijack the true heart of hospitality. Just Open the Door is your personal yes-you-can guide to offering the life-changing gift of invitation. This book isn’t just for those who are good at meal plans or pretty tablescapes. It’s for every woman who has ever desired more community in her life; whose heart aches for connection but isn’t sure where to start. It’s for introverts and extroverts, for those who love parties as well as those who dread them.
It’s for each and every one of us.
Listen, we know that life is always better with friends. So, can we walk this road of welcome side-by-side? Starting right where we are? Let’s learn how to do this as we’ve always done – together. And Jen has just the ticket – an exclusive 5-day email series where she’ll share tools for simple food prep, tips for cleaning made easy, tricks for creating a welcoming ambiance with what you already have, and ideas for guiding meaningful conversations without a ton of stress.
All that — just in time for us to throw open our doors for the Easter weekend!
Whether you’re a seasoned host looking for renewed inspiration or a nervous newbie not sure where to begin, this email series will give you fabulous, practical ideas anyone can implement! And the best part? We can do it — together. Sign up below for the series, then leave a comment that you’re ready to overcome your hospitality woes. We’ll be here with you.