Apr 7, 2010

seeds of hospitality...


I learned from a dear friend about the blessing of tea as a ministry…



the idea is to host a tea for someone who has been through a difficult season in life…


invite their support system of girlfriends and family…
and honor both the giver’s of love and the receiver of love…
not only does the guest of honor and her struggle get acknowledged…
but it allows her to say thank you to those who encouraged and supported her…

 

 


I have hosted a few of these events and they are among my most cherished memories.

it doesn’t take much…

just a few mismatched teacups and sandwiches…

a simple dessert…


and an open and welcoming home.

there is nothing like being the humble, earthen vessel of God’s blessings.

Honored to be used by Him,
Patty


"Share with God's people who are in need.  Practice hospitality."  Romans 12:13


12 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

This is such a beautiful thing you do for others! I bet they greatly appreciate it. I know I would love a tea party for any reason. :)

pogonip said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful idea!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

A tea Party and a beautiful one too..
Good for you , celebrating your friendships..~!

Giveaway at my blog, come visit:-)
Sonny

Tennis Girl said...

Patty,
So pretty and sweet. I love that green stemware!
xo
Robin

My Cottage Charm said...

I LOVE this idea! I had a friend a wedding shower once as a tea, she said it was so memorable for her. My mom and I did it together and we went all out! It looked like something out of victorina parlor when we finished decorating....I even sugared all the flowers for the cake. I like your idea so much...so much simpler, but still elegant and OH SO thoughtful! Makes me want to do this for someone I love......once I rest up and get my back all better! :) (yeah right, I don't know how to rest! lol)
Thanks for linking your lovely post to my T & T Thursday...I appreciate you. :)
Love
Melissa :)

Tricia said...

What a lovely idea! Your table is set so beautifully -- most inviting!

Mimi said...

What a beautiful way to honor your friends. Lovely table.

Carolyn said...

Hi Patty!

That is an awesome idea! So pretty and yet so simple to touch someones life in such a beautiful way! :) You are a gift!

Hugs,
Carolyn
Cottage Sunshine

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is just such a wonderful thing to do and in such a beautiful way!! I'm just in awe of your setting ... fantastic!

Atticmag said...

Your sentiments are as beautiful as your table. -- Jane F.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

A sweet tablescape with sweet thoughts behind it. What a lovely setting.

Ridgely (Grandma J) said...

Simply lovely, both in thought and illustration!