Today I’m thrilled to introduce you to my friend, Ruthie McCraw. Ruthie has a big heart and big personality and really knows how to love people well. She shares in today’s episode about how mentoring and hospitality has influenced her life, starting with her mother, who always welcomed Ruthie’s friends into their home and how her mom ministered those friends around her table. Ruthie says, “She just shared life and Jesus.” Ruthie talks about the importance of mentors and hospitality and says there’s just something special about welcoming people into your home.
Mentoring and hospitality are such important topics for us to discuss when it comes to building strong, godly homes. It’s one significant way we can change the landscape of America when it comes to family.
I know you’ll love getting to know Ruthie and her heart for bringing others in so she can love them like Jesus would.
Highlights From This Episode
“There’s just something special about having people in your home. It’s more intimate than going to a restaurant.” – Ruthie McCraw
“A lot of people think hospitality is a gift. It is not. It is a command. I think hospitality shows a genuine love for people.” – Ruthie McCraw
Heartfelt Ministries by Dr. Joneal Kirby
The Hour That Matters Most by Les Parrot
The Surprising Power of Family Meals: How Eating Together Makes Us Smarter, Stronger, Healthier and Happier by Miriam Weinstein
Love is a Decision by Gary Smalley and John Trent
Giddy Up Eunice by Sophie Hudson
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. – Hebrews 13:2
Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. – 1 Peter 4:9
Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. – Romans 12:13
Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. – Titus 1:8
The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God. – Leviticus 19:34
For further reading: Matthew 25:34-46 and Colossians 3:23-24
Listen to this week’s episode The Importance of Mentoring and Hospitality with Ruthie McCraw