Happy Election Day, Americans! It feels a little ominous to release ANYTHING today, but if we have to, this episode's topic, RADICAL HOSPITALITY, is a great, refreshing option.
In this episode we talk through what hospitality is, what it isn't, and what we mean when we add the word radical in front. What if radical hospitality isn't big and crazy, what if it's simply rooted? Does that change what each of us are capable of?
I love Lori's definition of hospitality as a posture -
"Hospitality is the posture that my heart takes when it is bent toward others, when it is bent toward receiving them in the condition that they are, and in the condition that I'm in."
Speaking of the condition we're in, INTROVERTS - we asked what it looks like to be hospitable and NOT an extrovert. Some of the most hospitable people I know are introverts - including several of the women on this podcast. Shannon has some great things to say about finding a balance between being who you are, and pushing yourself in love for the sake of others.
In the end, we share a few of our favorite ways to feed people, including this Sopapilla Cheesecake recipe someone brought to Kayla's book club recently:
2 cans crescent rolls
2 boxes cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp cinnamon
Place on can of crescent rolls in the bottom of a 9x13 dish. Mix the cream cheese, and 1 cup of sugar in a bowl, and spread on top of the crescent rolls. Layer the remaining can of rolls over the mixture. Cover with melted butter. Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle on top. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
Suddenly I find myself wanting to fly to Iowa for book club.
And finally, if you find today totally intolerable and are looking to escape the US for a few days pending election results, we share which passport stamp we'd want to get if we left tomorrow. Kayla even took a quiz on the matter and let's just say her results, combined with her husbands, were a little concerning. Meanwhile I'm hightailing it to France because baguettes, man.
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With love from Asheville,