Wednesday, April 18, 2012

SerenDIPity 2012 Smilebox

Coming in Spring 2013 - The SerenDIPity Book!!

He who is of a merry heart has a continual feast.
Proverbs 15:15


Our family is humbled and honored to open our hearts and homes to family and friends at our now-traditional annual SerenDIPity.  One of my dearest girlfriends, who is my hospitality hero, said to me when she RSVPed for the SerenDIPity this year, "Entertaining is a lost art anymore, Sharon.  Thank you for opening your home to us."  Oh, I pray with all my heart that face-to-face fellowship and gatherings are not lost in this world of cyber connections.  The planning and labors of love in preparing for SerenDIPity are tiny compared to the sweet fellowship, huge blessings, smiles and laughter they bring. 

Another dear friend said, "You really put yourself out there when you send an invitation to a party and open your home to a group."  Bring it!  We are willing to put ourselves out there to nurture and care for relationships.  I love and treasure one-on-one conversations with friends. And when we have a party...we want it to be a par-tae!!  I believe it is God's heart that we fellowship together, eat together, pray together and laugh together...face to face and heart to heart!

And they were continually devoting themselves...
to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Acts 2:42

Here is a Smilebox of pictures from this year's SerenDIPity on March 31st.  These wonderful pictures were all taken by a lovely student photographer named Toni (click here to contact Toni).  (More information on Toni and also recipes for this year's award-winning dips will be published in a future post.  I will be co-posting with my sweet friend LeAnn Rice from http://www.shecooks.org/.)  Also, be sure to check out my dear friend Lucille's site http://www.psalm348cooking.com/ ~ a culinary class for 12 with Lucille was this year's SerenDIPity Platinum Prize!!!

Our friends and their culinary creations are amazing!!  Check them out!

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Thankful for sweet fellowship...and posh nosh!!

We who had sweet fellowship together
walked in the house of God...
Psalm 55:14

Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
1 Peter 4:9

1 comment:

Renee Swope said...

You know how to PAR-TAE girl!! Wow, what an amazing feast of dippity!! Loved seeing your home, your family, your friends and the joy of Jesus and all His creativity in each photo!! You are such an inspiration and picture of what it looks like to live the Word out in every day life, and enjoy the love of our Lord!

{{Hugs}}
Renee