What is He calling you to? How about community?

A lot of you have asked what I’ve been up to lately. I hardly know where to begin.

A few months ago Ryan and I decided he should take a leap of faith and leave his *great* job to do what God called him to do. So he did. It’s been an adjustment but there is such peace in knowing you are where God wants you.

The boys are growing too much. Carsten is almost 17 and driving. Maxon is a freshman in high school and doing well on the football team. Andrew is as fun as ever and Matthias is a busy preschooler. It is a barrel of monkeys exciting to teach him at home. :) And did I mention my house is ALWAYS full of teenagers?

We love the community we live in. God definitely brought us here. I enjoy so much just soaking it all in. I am so thankful for all that He has given us.

My sister and her two kiddos moved in with us about a month ago. That has been a grand adventure. We like having them so close and it sure makes for some fun filled days. Now if only I could curb all of these appetites. Gosh, can they ever eat food!

I’m also just staying busy in His word, attending Bible college, and meeting with friends regularly. I guess I’ve just hardly had time to be online and I am so okay with that. In fact, I am thankful for it.

What have you been up to?

Oh, my friend Sharon recently published this awesome book on hospitality. She has some amazing ideas (and recipes) for bringing friends and family together around DIPS. Easy and fun!

serendipity 3D coverSharon Sloan’s SerenDIPity is a refreshing and unique way to entertain and open your home in hospitality. Sharon’s SerenDIPity invites you to gather friends together in this DIPlightful way to celebrate dips, faith and friendship! In SerenDIPity, Sharon shares the inspiration and practicality for entertaining with whimsical flair. Filled with savory and sweet surprises, SerenDIPity will take you from the ordinary to the exceptional in culinary creativity that is easy to do and fun for your guests! This fun and practical book will help you to:

  1. Open up your home and heart through hospitality.
  2. Creatively prepare and execute your own SerenDIPity party.
  3. Set the stage for fun, friends, and fellowship.
  4. Learn the ins and outs of hosting fun contests and giveaways.
  5. Prepare savory and sweet dips.
  6. Know what to do after the party.
  7. Know what the Bible says about hospitality and fellowship.
What Others are Saying

“My sweet friend Sharon displays hospitality in beautiful ways. Her thoughtful touches, delicious recipes and gracious heart have been amazing gifts to me during the years of our friendship. I can’t wait to read SerenDIPity and learn some of her best kept secrets!”

- Lysa TerKeurst (NY Times Bestselling author of Unglued and Made to Crave, and President of Proverbs 31 Ministries)

“As a professional food stylist for over 18 years, I have learned that my presentations must reflect my clients, whether homespun, retro or eclectic. Their personalities must shine through. My dearest friend Sharon’s SerenDIPity hospitality inspiration allows the hostess that same freedom. Regardless of budget, experience or culinary skill, this book assists the hostess in creating a fanciful and fun party of dips for friends and family.”

- Lucille Osborn (Professional Food Stylist and Founder of Psalm 34:8 Cooking Ministry)


You can sign up to receive SerenDIPity’s 5 Days of Presentation. You can also download some free printables to go along with the book and meditate on some dollops of scripture. And of course, there are sweet and savory dip recipes!

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