Have you ever been to a spa party? A dear friend of mine is a new consultant for Lemongrass Spa, so I agreed to host her launch party. It has been a decade since I’ve hosted a home party. When my children were little, home parties were my outlet to the adult world. It was one of the few times when Cheerios and Goldfish weren’t on the snack table. A chance for adult conversation was enough of a reason to host a party. I think I hosted about every kind of home party on the market at the time: Pampered Chef, Southern Living, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Longaberger Baskets, and a gazillion more.
So what was different about this time? This time instead of hosting a party to give me time with my friends apart from my mommy world, I hosted this party with my daughter. She helped every step of the way from cleaning the house in preparation to greeting and serving our guests. She invited some of her closest friends and their moms to attend as well. It was a real team effort.
Titus 2:3-5 talks about the older women teaching the younger ones about marriage and family. Part of that is teaching hospitality. How do you host people in your home? What goes into it? How do you serve others?
Tell me, and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand.”
King Solomon was more wise than Confucius and in Proverbs 22:6 he said,
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”
I had a fabulous time with my daughter hosting our friends last night. Hopefully, she learned about more than just skin care products.
How have you invested in the next generation? What creative ways are you teaching them about serving others?
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