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Friday, August 5, 2016

Monthly Challenge – August 2016

"Tea Leaves" by William McGregor Paxton
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Things have been rather “exciting” here to start off the month of August.  We have a lot of irons in the fire, as the saying goes.  Consequently, I decided to make the challenge this month something a little easier again.

Here it is:


Invite someone over for a meal.


Share a good recipe (that you actually use) with a friend.


Inviting someone for a meal might not seem all that easy to some, but I’m not going to put any limitations on it.  It can be family members or friends for whom you don’t feel any need to do extra clean up. :-)  Just extend some hospitality to someone.  Make it a super easy meal if you like, even make it a joint effort where they bring part of the meal.  Enjoy some fellowship and friendship.

I am making a limitation on the recipe by saying that it should be something that you use.  My reason for this is that we see so many recipes shared on Facebook these days that we know the person didn’t try before they passed it on to others.  So, the idea here is to pass on something that you use, something that is actually a part of you and your life, not just something that sounds and looks good on a computer screen. :-)  It’s more interesting to make a recipe that you know your friend uses regularly.  It gives us a connection that internet recipes never will give.

I hope this adds some joy to your life this month, and that you add some joy to someone else’s life through it.

Hebrews 13:16  But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

1 Peter 4:9  Use hospitality one to another without grudging.


  1. You have reminded me that I was given a wonderful recipe for ginger muffins (that tasted wonderful) and I really should make them :)) I love your new banner, it is beautiful.

    1. Well, I hope you enjoy the muffins. :-)
      Thanks about the banner. :-)

  2. YAY, I get to claim both of your challenges! :) Thanks for the encouragement Mary and for sharing it with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!