On the podcast this week we are talking about Hospitality. We discuss what the Bible says about it and how important it is to build community and make others feel valued. We are also share about how we feel about opening up our home, what prevents us from being more welcoming, and how to overcome it.
Our mission as a family includes having a home in which others feel welcome. We enjoy having people over to break bread and share stories. We host small groups for our church, backyard movie nights, and even enjoy last minute guests.
One of the best ways to head off anxiety about hospitality is to have simple, go to recipes, on hand. I have a few, but my favorite is Sexy Bean Dip. As I mentioned in the podcast, my BFF makes this with fresh ingredients.( Her's is way sexier than mine.) I make mine that way when I can, but often I opt for canned and frozen ingredients because I can keep them stocked (except for the avocado) and ready to go when needed.
Sexy Bean Dip
- 1 can (15oz.) black beans
- 1 can (15oz.) corn
- 1/2 medium onion
- 1 can (15oz.) petite diced tomatoes
- 1/8 cup cilantro
- Squeeze 1/2 of a lime
- salt and pepper to taste
- diced ripe avocado
- 1/4 tsp. diced jalapeños
Mix together and bowl. Store in the refrigerator. The longer the flavors marinate together the better it tastes. Serve with tortilla chips.
Episode 010 Extending Hospitality
Little things mean a lot when it comes to hospitality. Your home doesn't have to be perfect, just prepared to make people feel welcome.
Join Elise Daly Parker, Noelle Rhodes, and me for this week's podcast.