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simples steps to maximize discipleship around YOUR table!

simples steps to maximize discipleship around YOUR table!

Guys! I wanted to share this video with you! Simple steps for how to maximize the discipleship at your table! My friend Shannon truly lives out this message she is sharing. I love how the video captures moments around her table, kiddos playing as she shares with young women.  xo Bethany   “Community transformation is […]

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So everybody, what was YOUR highlight of the day?

So everybody, what was YOUR highlight of the day?

Our 7-year-old dings his fork against a glass every night, to catch the table’s attention. And then he asks the question, “So everybody, what was YOUR highlight of the day?” We then go around the table and EVERYONE has to share something. Even if their day sucked, we challenge each person to find something that […]

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Interview with Melody Haldeman - Toddler Food Allergies, Brave:Love Lived Out and High Intensity Workouts.

Interview with Melody Haldeman – Toddler Food Allergies, Brave:Love Lived Out and High Intensity Workouts.

For today’s post, I am honored to interview my friend Melody Haldeman.  She is a wife and mother of two boys.  She is such a beautiful, godly woman and loves people so well.  When I read her answers to my questions, I pretty much teared up a few times, she’s so genuine and tender.  I […]

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 the crafting table: bring your work, your craft, lets do it together...

the crafting table: bring your work, your craft, lets do it together…

This week between Christmas and New Years is the ultimate Christmas season for me… All the joy of Christmas everything, with none of that ‘get stuff done’ pressure. Its a great time to have casual dinner parties and little coffee mornings with your nearest and dearest.       all photos by 10baretoes.com This Christmas is […]

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'Opening your Small Home in a Big Way' guest post Part 1

‘Opening your Small Home in a Big Way’ guest post Part 1

Nicole Gilmore is a dear friend of mine, and my does she have great insight on hospitality and opening your home, no matter how simple or small! She is an artist, activist, and businesswoman. Nicole is married with two children ( who are artists too!) and just oozes creativity and beauty in everything that comes […]

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How We Gather: Friday Night Celebration

How We Gather: Friday Night Celebration

It has been a very productive work week here in Huntington Beach.  We all needed to stop and celebrate!  What better way to do so then have friends over for dinner?  We set the table and lit some candles.  Wiped down counters and swept the floor.  Tonight, we fired up the BBQ and combined some Community […]

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How We Gather: Relaxed Weeknight Gatherings.

How We Gather: Relaxed Weeknight Gatherings.

by Bethany Reid You know, missionaries almost always have time to gather. I know this because I was a full-time missionary for 12 years. One aspect of my JOB was to gather my team and those I was working with!  One year into living and working in Suburbia HQ (the Bay Area, California) I’m discovering […]

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 Hosting Houseguests Part 4: How To Be An Awesome Houseguest

Hosting Houseguests Part 4: How To Be An Awesome Houseguest

This four-part series has covered both hosting houseguests graciously and being a gracious houseguest.  I have hosted many guests and have been recipient to much hosting and today I want to talk about how to be a houseguest your hosts will want to have again. Receiving someone’s hospitality is a very humbling experience in my […]

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Hosting Houseguests Part 3: Playing Houseguest

Hosting Houseguests Part 3: Playing Houseguest

  The past two weeks I have written on how to host houseguests.  A month ago, my kids and I drove from Harrisburg to my dad’s camp in Ontario, Canada to visit my family and friends.  We have been playing the part of the houseguests and today I would like to write through that lens and share […]

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Hosting Houseguests Part 2: The Checklist

Hosting Houseguests Part 2: The Checklist

by Natalie Bardwell. As mentioned in my previous post, houseguests are a common occurrence at our house.  I have read a number of books, studied Martha Stewart and watched my own extended family members host well to have accumulated a handy little checklist for when I know guests are coming.  No matter if you are […]

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