Saturday, April 23, 2011

Getting Started

How many times have you been in someone's home and felt completely at ease or like you could prop your feet up without being told it was okay to do so? Maybe you have that house. I don't think there is any bigger compliment I can receive regarding our home than when a guest comes in and doesn't want to leave or simply stays longer than expected. I once read an article by Max Lucado stating hospitality is a dying art. How, as a society, we text in lieu of actually speaking to one another and how we learn about the lives of our friends and even family through social networking without spending time with them in person. One can agree that these tools are helpful, but have they replaced how God intended us to invest our lives in one another?

Over the years, I have come to realize that it's not the home that makes you feel welcome, it's the souls inside.
The people who genuinely welcome you into their homes and lives.

In the coming months, My Southern Haven will be featuring the inspirational stories and havens of extraordinary women where you will want go in, prop your feet up and stay for awhile.


  1. Melissa,
    Can't WAIT to hear more about this!!

  2. Love this thought... so true...Often times i find myslef multi-tasking with the phone, driving, and a child silently gazing out the passanger window... I wonder... how much more enjoyable could this "ride" of life be phoneless...