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June 16, 2020

To be honest, I've been working on this post for over a month now. Attempting to put to paper what has arisen internally from the pandemic fallout. Initially, I kept massaging what I wanted to share. (Perhaps because it's a bit vulnerable, personal?) But regardless,now...

July 30, 2019

After nearly 13 years of marriage, my husband Marc and I have covered a lot of pavement. Our family vehicles have traversed the U.S. and Canada, from Anchorage, Alaska to Orlando, Florida (not all at once, of course!).

For the vast majority of those miles, we’ve had kid...

April 30, 2019

Every friend in life was once a stranger. In Hebrews 10:24, Paul presents a formula to cultivate such relationships and ultimately build up the church, "let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds." My recent trip to New York City reminded...

March 31, 2019

va·ca·tion/vāˈkāSH(ə)n,vəˈkāSH(ə)n/(noun): an extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling.

What feelings come up for you when you hear the word "vacation"? Is it excitement, sunshine and rest or guilt, anticipation and...

February 28, 2019

Typically, the time between winter and early spring is my hibernation season. However, there was a notable shift this year. Because of several losses in 2018,  I reflected in the area of my relationships towards the end of last year. I recommitted to being more intenti...

January 26, 2019

"Two things I ask of you, Lord; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and s...

October 11, 2018

Christian hospitality is weaved throughout the Scriptures in subtle, often overlooked ways. Much of New Testament writings describe first-century believers opening their home to disciples who passed through while preaching the gospel.

A big motivation for establishing...

Come & Stay is striving to be the official ministry of hospitality in our community of churches. Our goal is to not just provide a resource for travelers and hosts, but to forge a connected and unified community that extends beyond nationality, culture, race, and econo...

July 14, 2018

Introducing or bringing people together that may not have otherwise met gives me great joy. Witnessing others exchange encouragement and become better individuals simply because they shared a moment with a new friend, lights me up.

I recently had the opportunity to conn...

July 10, 2018

We all know someone like this...that brother or sister, family or household in your fellowship who never hesitates to open their home and heart to the outside traveler. Maybe YOU are that person! It's what I like to call 'Hostest with the Mostest'. These people demonst...

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