Today, one of my very gifted friends hosted a fabulous ladies' brunch. From creamsicle punch to crispy bacon, beautiful decorations to sparkly napkins, everything was perfect.
It was such a happy morning - no kids, just beauty and yumminess and laughs. Every single minute we enjoyed the results of her labour of love. She thought of all the ways to provide comfort and joy to her friends - the Christmasiest of kindnesses.
Another friend who was there had just hosted a neighbourhood Christmas party last night. She was all aglow as she talked about meeting her neighbours and having them in her home.
It's sweet and good, being on either side of the invitation. God's hospitable heart calls us to love ... and be loved. To serve and be served. To labour and rest. To give and receive.
Wishing you His deepest joy this Christmas, dear friends!