Friday, August 30, 2013
Living in the &
Recently, Blessings Unlimited changed their name and focus and became Mary & Martha. I thought it would be fun to share a little bit about that here. I've hardly done anything with Blessings this year so it is looking like I will be inactive come November which I am fine with - so this is not a sales pitch, just an fyi and a post about hospitality and the Biblical characters Mary and Martha.
I actually really enjoyed browsing the catalog and reading about the thoughts and heart behind the new idea and some fun hospitality ideas and inspiration.
First, I love the tagline, Meaningful Entertaining Made Simple and the beauty behind those words. Lovely thoughts there - you can find thoughts in the catalog on this on pages 4-5.
Pages 20-21 have a fun list of ten tips and tools for entertaining. There is a fun Fall centerpiece idea on page 35 and some fun Christmas table ideas on pages 38-39.
I love the concept, the heart behind and the ideas presented - but do wish the items featured were not so expensive!
Ok, enough fyi - I saw something in the catalog about living in the &; and at first was trying to get my head around what they intended by that. But, pretty soon after some lovely thoughts came in understanding the idea behind that.
Mary and Martha. In that and is a blending of hospitality, industry and sitting at the Lord's feet. It prompted me to read this passage and think more about this lovely balance of putting Jesus first but still being welcoming and inviting to those who cross my path.
I'd love to hear your thoughts about living in that balance - opening comments today, can't say if it is permanent or not - but would love to hear from you today!