The Chaos in our Homes Begins in our Hearts
As mothers we need to teach our daughters to keep house, but not to let that part of our lives prevent us from being spontaneous when it comes to hospitality. By this I mean that we train our hearts and theirs to lean toward being welcoming rather than feeling the need to be entertaining.
I tend to think of hospitality as rather low-key chats over coffee or hot dogs on the grill with another family. Entertaining seems to have more a feeling of putting on a show. As Christian homemakers we should make it our goal to be able to be hospitable at almost any time and to relegate entertaining to those times when it is needful for us to do something more formal. Of course, that doesn’t mean that being hospitable can’t involve a nice table setting, etc.
Let me explain. There is clean dirt and dirty dirt.