There is one thing that I said I was going to change this year. It kind of goes against my grain but I want to improve in this area. I want to start inviting families over to eat with us on Sundays. We have quite a few families that drive a long way to come to church. My husband has told me he would like to invite some over for lunch. I always say "when I get my house done."
A couple weeks ago he told me that again. My answer ~"when I get my house like I want it." His reply was, "the way you like it we will never have anyone over." I know, I try to be too perfect. When the girls were still home and we were to have someone over I would clean like crazy for two days. One day one of the girls told me that I was not going to entertain the President or the Queen of England. These are human beings just like we are.~ They were right!
So I pledged to do the best I can in the house and bite the bullet and start inviting. I think I must have surprised Silas when I told him to invite for this coming Sunday. It is a family with five children. I know I will do fine. I'm not a big conversationalist, but Silas makes up for that. He is never at a loss for words.
It is bad to want to be too perfect. I know the Lord will help me as I put forth the effort. I don't look at people's homes when I go somewhere. I guess it is just a hang up that I have. I need to remember that they probably aren't going to look at my home. We are doing it for the fellowship.
Do you have a hang up!