Practice Hospitality


Share with God’s people who are in need, practice hospitality. ~ Romans 12:13

Several years ago, I purchased a starter kit for Southern Living at Home because I loved their decor items. The woman who was my ‘upline’  in my oh-so-brief career would send regular emails, and her signature contained this scripture…. ‘Practice hospitality‘. It touched me, not because it was free reign to go wild on home decor, but because practicing hospitality, no matter how small the gesture is a spiritual discipline. I’ve often thought the verse would make a beautiful ‘thank you’ card sentiment, and I melted when I saw Julee Tilman‘s beautiful offering in Verve Stamps latest release.


The sentiment on a circular element worked perfectly with Taylor’s Cupcake Sketch for today.  Taylor was so sweet to ask me to be the TECC Cupcake Sampler. I’m always up for cupcake sampling. <wink> I paired my sentiment with shimmery ivory  cardstock and a piece of Bloom & Grow from My Mind’s Eye. Because I used the shimmery ivory cardstock, I wanted a ribbon with a soft, romantic feel, but there wasn’t really room for a full bow off to the left. I was pleased with the single loop and dangled tails of the ribbon, anchored with a pink button.  I think I’m going to head back to the stamp table while my supplies are tossed about and make a few more of these thank yous.


Speaking of Taylor, here is one of many favorite photos from CHA last month.  This is Taylor and her mom, Linda. Mrs. Linda helps Taylor a lot with the store, and when you order, there is a good chance that she has cut and packaged your ribbons or embellishments or possibly even prepped your package for shipping. We got to hang out on this trip, and that was so fun. Taylor and I have been friends for several years, and I just knew that she had a wonderful family, but hanging out with  her mom solidified the thought: Taylor had ‘good home training’.   Two beautiful women, inside and out…love you, girls.

Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Stamps: Romans 12:13 & Bountiful Backgrounds from Verve Stamps  
  • Cardstock: Poison Ivory (shimmery ivory) –, Turquoise Prism, Bloom & Grow patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye 
  • Ink: Stream – Ranger 
  • Accs: Wide silk ribbon, buttons, nestabilities 

24 responses to “Practice Hospitality

  1. Awwwww…. I have tears! Thanks for your kind words, Lori! Sometimes I wonder what I did to deserve a friend like you. The Lord is looking after me. (((HUGS)))

    Oh and I almost forgot to say what an absolutely beautiful card!

  2. Hello my Facebook friend 😉 Your card is absolutely STUNNING-wow. I love the beautiful DP, the gorgeous verse (just got it from Verve!) and the stunning ribbon/button combo. It is just beautiful and so inspiring! Take care, Jessica 🙂

  3. What a beautiful post! (and card) 🙂

  4. Your card is really beautiful! I love what you did with that ribbon loop! That sentiment is so wonderful – I need to get that stamp.

  5. Fabulous! And WOW Taylor’s mom is so beautifully young.

  6. Totally Gorgeous Card Lori!! Wow!

  7. Fabulous, Lori…That silk ribbon is divine and looks great along with your wonderful buttons and patterned paper. WOW!!

  8. Love that verse, and I love your heart behind it. Such an inviting pretty card!

    And how cute are Taylor and her mom! Can you ever see the family resemblance!

  9. What a gorgeous card – I agree with that Christian principle and try to live my life with that in mind, in fact I was able to take a meal to a young married couple who welcomed their baby in the world just a week ago, it made me feel good. Perhaps I need to buy this stamp. I love the looped bow and paper. TFS the great pic of Taylor & her mom, I hope I am fortunate enough to spend time with them some day.

  10. This is just gorgeous, Lori! And I agree…Taylor and her mom are precious girls!

  11. Gorgeous card and verse Lori!!!

  12. Beautiful card-love the scripture sentiment. tfs

  13. Well, you forgot to tell me this — didn’t you?!! 😀 Beautiful card — love the teal and wonderful sentiment!

  14. what a truly beautiful card! I know some women who have the spiritual gift of hospitality, and they just shine with love for people and welcoming them into their homes! maybe I would if mine wasn’t always a bit on the filthy side……….. 😉 but really, gorgeous card and a really gorgeous verse. one we all need to keep at the forefront of our hearts!

    have a great weekend!

  15. That is truly a wonderful stamp with a wonderful sentiment! LOVE your entire card.

  16. Love your card, it’s beautiful! And I can’t believe that the two women in the photo are mother and daughter… they look like sisters! How fun for you to be able to hand out with them.

  17. Fabulous card Lori. Love the words, the colors, the DP, the pretty ribbon and buttons… TFS!

  18. I just LOVE your card, Lori! Beautiful! And what an adorable pic of Taylor and her mom! Have a wonderful weekend, friend!

  19. Oh, I love this card. I love the colors and definitely love that sentiment. So elegant!!!! Love the picture of Taylor and her mom.


  20. Your card is so beautiful, Lori!! It’s a great verse, such pretty papers, and I love your ribbon and button treatment!!

    Great picture of Taylor and her Mom too!

  21. Such a beautiful card! Great work! 🙂

  22. I happened to find your website by accident (or maybe not!). I had been searching for days for card sites that feature Bible verses. Your ‘hospitality’ card is lovely and I was touched by your words and your creativity. Thank you!

  23. Great layout!

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