Thursday, August 24, 2006

Minister's wife: Tips

TIP OF THE DAY . . . for the minister's wife:
Do you entertain much? Feel inadequate in making that not-very-well-known visitor comfortable? Try these ideas:
* Prepare a welcome basket. Include such things as travel-sized lotion, shampoo, band-aids, small notepad and pencil/pen, some hard candy like peppermints, and any other thing that comes to mind.
* Have a table and chair so they can write
* A good comfortable chair
* Plenty of pillows
Some don'ts:
* Get rid of all the souvenirs and knick knacks you've collected and stored in that spare room. They're in the way and if accidentally broken, makes for an uncomfortable situation, something you're trying to avoid. Remember: keep it simple.
* expect for them to cram their clothes in an already overfilled closet. Remove your winter clothes and all those you can't wear anymore. Have a nice empty closet. They'll love you for it.
How do I know these are essential to your visitors? Been there, done that. I've entertained and visited in homes for over twenty-nine years as a minister's wife.
Happy entertaining!

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