Make Their Day with Karen Ehman
For years I prayed “Lord, bring my heart home.” The truth is it’s often easier to love those outside our homes, right? And then came the pandemic. Suddenly, we had no choice. Staying home and being together has been a good reminder. There are souls in our lives who need our nurture.
All of us have been spending more time with our families, and yet we still have a lot to learn. In this podcast, Karen Ehman and I talk about her book Reach Out, Gather In. Karen shares ways we can still love and “enter in” with others even as we have to keep our distance. We also talk about why entering the world of our kids is so important.
As a bonus, we also talk about Make Their Day: 101 Simple, Powerful Ways to Love Others Well. This book will equip you to:
- Encourage and celebrate family, friends, neighbors, and even strangers in unique yet doable ways.
- Craft an arsenal of ideas for noticing others and making them feel loved.
- Make creative memories on holidays, holy days, or on just an ordinary day.
- Place people as a priority in your life, displaying the gospel as you do.
I know you will enjoy this podcast!
Who is Karen Ehman?
Karen Ehman is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries, and a writer for Encouragement for Today, an online devotional that reaches over four million women daily. She has authored 15 books and has been featured on numerous media outlets including FoxNews.com, TODAY Parenting, Redbook.com, Crosswalk.com, and HomeLife Magazine.
About the Book:
Through devotionals and practical tips, New York Times bestselling author Karen Ehman will inspire you to put love into action in this 40-day journey of hospitality. Karen will help you with the how to and why of reaching out to others in meaningful ways. This book–part devotional, part practical handbook–will help you find loving ways to feed both the bodies and souls of the people whom God has placed in your life. In Reach Out. Gather In., Karen will share
· some of her favorite recipes and hospitality traditions
· ideas for menu planning and themed gatherings
· sorta-from-scratch shortcuts for busy days when you need something delicious in a snap
· motivating stories and biblical inspiration
· space for answering reflective questions so you can journal your own 40-day excursion
· sidebars on decluttering and cleaning strategies
This beautiful book highlights the why of hospitality so that your home and life will grow to be a place where the gospel is displayed, drawing others closer to Christ and making a difference for eternity.
You dream of making your presence really count in the lives of others, but you don’t know where—or how—to start. You want to be remembered as a woman who scattered kindness to everyone she knew, but you feel like your busy schedule constantly gets in the way.
In this practical and deeply touching guide–inspired by her book Reach Out, Gather In—popular author Karen Ehman gives you 101 actionable ideas you can implement today to truly make a difference in the lives of other people. Make Their Day is filled with creative ideas to connect with your family and friends on a deeper level throughout the year. This book will help you develop habits of kindness, reconnect with friends and family, and make encouraging people a priority. You’ll be able to put these ideas into action in real-time with everyone in your life–even if hospitality doesn’t come naturally to you or you don’t think you have time.
Let’s outshine the negativity and hatred in our world, and reach out to others with love, just as God intended.
Walk It Out Scripture
God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NLT
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