This giveaway is now closed. Winners are #209 Nicole, #210 Marie, #15 Andi, #102 Rena and #112 Robin.
I first “met” Sandy, from Reluctant Entertainer, many moons ago. We both started our blogs in 2006 and then first connected soon after that when she left a comment on one of my posts. She is the real deal and she has such a beautiful heart for ministry especially in the area of hospitality. She is supportive, encouraging and genuine and all of that comes through loud and clear in her blog posts. She even guest blogged here last year and shared her delicious recipe for Strawberry Bread.
From the very beginning when I started reading her blog I was captivated and intrigued because everything she touched on about being a reluctant entertainer I could identify with. Over the past four years Sandy’s daily blog inspiration has seeped into my soul and my attitude to the point where I don’t fear hostessing a dinner party like I once used too. Does that mean I have it down pat so that everything runs perfectly every time I do it? Nope far from it but what I’ve come to learn through Sandy’s teaching is that the art of hospitality is not about perfection, it’s about connecting with and blessing others. It can be as elaborate or as simple as we’d like it to be because it’s not about what food we’re serving or how our house looks but rather what we’re offering of ourselves.
I’m so beyond excited that Sandy has now been able to expand her hospitality ministry with the recent release of her new book, The Reluctant Entertainer. I’m so proud of her and all that she has accomplished. The day I received my copy of her book in the mail I sat down and read it cover to cover in one sitting. It’s that good and it didn’t disappoint!
(click on the cover above if you’d like to order your own copy of Sandy’s book)
This book is absolutely stunning! The pictures throughout draw you in and her words capture your attention as she unravels the mystery behind why so many of us are hesitant to entertain. She walks us through each of the roadblocks we face and counters them with simple and realistic strategies for welcoming guests into our homes. Not to mention all the delicious recipes she includes as well. Yum!
Imagine my surprise when I got to the acknowledgments at the end of the book and found my own name listed there. Oh my goodness I was touched beyond belief. Thank you my friend!
Today I have FIVE copies of this amazing book to give away to five of you.
Please leave a comment on this post, prior to Tuesday, September 7th at 4:00 pm PST, telling me if you are or were at some point a Reluctant Entertainer yourself.