“A Helping of Hospitality #2” What is the Most Important Thing to Do in Preparation?

Welcome to the second video in the series “A Helping of Hospitality.”

Don’t Miss the Rest of the Series:

“A Helping of Hospitality #1.” : Tips to Help you Begin (or Begin Again!)
“A Helping of Hospitality #2: The Most Important Thing to Do in Preparation
“A Helping of Hospitality #3”:  Hospitality isn’t just practiced at Home
“A Helping of Hospitality #4”: Three Things to Do and One Not to Do Before you Even Begin (coming soon)!

What is the most important thing to do when preparing for guests to come to your home? Organization? Cleaning? Planning the food that you will serve? All these are important, but there is one element often overlooked that I believe transforms entertaining into true hospitality. Join me as we talk about what that means. Have you practiced this when preparing for guests to come to your home? I would love to hear about it! Please subscribe and Like my page on Facebook and share this post if you liked it!

By the Grace of my Heavenly Father alone, through His Son, Jesus Christ.

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The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Rules The World

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A beautiful young mom of 5 small children recently reminded me of a quote that I love: “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”  That, and replying to some comments on my Spanking series, caused me to look up where this quote comes from.  Here are the words to the beautiful poem which includes this quote in its refrain.  May it bless you!

William Ross Wallace (1819-1881)

THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE IS

THE HAND THAT RULES THE WORLD.

BLESSINGS on the hand of women!
Angels guard its strength and grace.
In the palace, cottage, hovel,
Oh, no matter where the place;
Would that never storms assailed it,
Rainbows ever gently curled,
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

Infancy’s the tender fountain,
Power may with beauty flow,
Mothers first to guide the streamlets,
From them souls unresting grow—
Grow on for the good or evil,
Sunshine streamed or evil hurled,
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

Woman, how divine your mission,
Here upon our natal sod;
Keep—oh, keep the young heart open
Always to the breath of God!
All true trophies of the ages
Are from mother-love impearled,
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

Blessings on the hand of women!
Fathers, sons, and daughters cry,
And the sacred song is mingled
With the worship in the sky—
Mingles where no tempest darkens,
Rainbows evermore are hurled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

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