Item description for Life That Says Welcome, A: Simple Ways to Open Your Heart & Home to Others by Karen Ehman...
Overview The author of "Homespun Gifts from the Heart" now offers a practical, no-pain, no craft, queenship-required course on practicing hospitality--the kind that helps women open their hearts and homes.
Publishers Description The thought of hosting a dinner party or even having a friend over for coffee is enough to give some women flashbacks of lopsided cakes or doomed casseroles from home economics class. But opening up your home to others doesn't have to be fancy or frightening or cost a fortune, says Karen Ehman. In "A Life That Says Welcome, " she offers a practical, painless (no crafting or cooking aptitude required) course on hospitality. It helps busy women open up their hearts in order to open up their homes. Full of tips, ideas, recipes, to-dos, and how-tos, "A Life That Says Welcome" shows readers that opening up their homes is less scary and less work than they might think.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.61" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2006
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0800731395 ISBN13 9780800731397
Availability 104 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 22, 2016 12:30.
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More About Karen Ehman
Karen Ehman is a sought after speaker who is a member of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Speaker Team. She also speaks, writes, and participates in the drama team for Hearts at Home. Karen has appeared on national television and radio programs and is the author of A Life That Says Welcome. Karen, her husband, Todd, and their three children live in Michigan.
Reviews - What do customers think about Life That Says Welcome, A: Simple Ways to Open Your Heart & Home to Others?
So many ideas! Feb 6, 2007
I liked the title of this book when I saw it highlighted through the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) website. Karen Ehman has written a book that is true to life and offers many great ideas. She covers a gamut of topics, but doesn't rush through anything. It is entertaining and heartfelt. I am very glad I chose this book.
Laughs and encouragement Jan 15, 2007
I love this book. I have 3 small children, a husband, and a hyper dog. We want to entertain more and hope that people feel welcome in our home. I found encouragement on every page of this book, and many chuckles through-out. The humor hidden within the pages always left me coming back for more.
An excellent selection of tips, tricks, and techniques for receiving guests with warmth and spreading joy. Jan 6, 2007
Written by Hearts at Home speaker Karen Ehman, A Life That Says Welcome: Simple Ways to Open Your Heart & Home to Others is a practical introduction to the art of hospitality. Ad Ehrman explains, the secret of hospitality isn't primarily about how one's home is decorated or maintained, or what dishes are cooked; it's making one's guests feel welcome, and comes straight from the heart. Material matters are of course discussed as well, including the basics of battling clutter, dustballs and dirt; decorating on a shoestring budget; tips for hospitality on the road; and much more. As a devoted Christian, Ehman also shows how to open not only one's home to guests but also how to open one's life and soul as an avenue for God's love. An excellent selection of tips, tricks, and techniques for receiving guests with warmth and spreading joy.
A great, practical guide to hospitality and home management Nov 15, 2006
I loved reading this book. I gathered encouragement and practical tips on every page. The author's personal stories and humor make this a book that is fun to pick up and hard to put down. The book motivated me to plan ahead for cooking, invite others over more often, and do simple things such as lighting a candle at dinner to make family time feel more special. She gives great tips for cleaning that actually made me itch to pull out my cleansers and tackle my housecleaning! I would recommend this book to anyone, old or young, who likes practical suggestions shared in a warm, conversational tone. Tea, anyone?
A good and helpful read! Oct 12, 2006
Hospitality is on the decline, in my opinion. We're busy and don't focus on the art of entertaining like we used to do. I admit I don't have the gift of hospitality. After reading A Life That Says Welcome, I realize that it's not about what I do, but the condition of my heart, rather than my home.
There are tips and techniques to open your heart and home to unexpected guests, use the space you have and maximize it, decorate with what you have and within your budget, efficient entertaining, 'put out' good food that won't consume your time or stretch your budget or challenge your talent--and so much more.
Peppered with stories and biblical references, Ehman offers up a challenge to let your heart be the home of hospitality.