Lavish Hospitality

40 Episodes

By: Kim

Gospel Centered conversations about life, creativity, home, food, community, books and the Bible. Each week I show up at my table sometimes by myself sometimes with a guest and we talk about the gospel and books in life and the creative habit and community and of course food because food is such a catalyst for authentic community

Ep 94: On Confessional Community with LeighAnn Pruiksma
Last Tuesday at 6:00 PM

This week I talk with my friend LeighAnn about community and what that looks like at different ages and what we can learn from each other.

Here's a link to her new podcast

Weekly Short 3

Real Life Stories with God
Mary's Whole Life
Psalm 85

Weekly Short 2

Here's the links for Weekly Short 2:
Psalm 119:64
The Secret Place of Thunder
The Bulletin

Ep 93: Raleigh Sadler on Compassion, Vulnerability, and Mercy

Weekly Short 1

Weekly shorts are just that - a short episode where I tell you about 5 things I'm loving - each week - under 10 minutes!

Two Peas blog
Two Peas Cookbook
Eugene Peterson The Pastor
Russ Moore Podcast with Sam Alberry
Russ Moore with David Brooks
Sally Lloyd Jones Fernando
Sally with Jon Guerra

Ep 92: Whitney Akin: On Being Seen and Good BBQ

Ep 91: Aging with Grace Part 2

Aging with Grace

"A Pastor once asked an elderly, childless widow, 'What can I do for you?'  Her simple response: 'Don't forget me.'" (page 45)

"Their age did not stop them from hoping in the promise of the Messiah or from glorifying him as they waited.  God's choice of including elderly people in the narrative underscores his perspective on aging." (page 46)

"Don't forget me.  Give me hope that you will keep your promise; give me the comfort of your presence." (page 50)

"Choosing worship with tears streaming down her cheeks cultivated tha...

Ep 90: On Aging with Grace: Losing My Mama

This is a very personal podcast in which I share with you the hard that has been losing my Mom this summer.  

And I also share with you where the podcast and life work are going. 

Thanks for listening

Ep 89: Aging with Grace One

Are you aging?  Do you struggle with wrinkles or gray hair?
I'm starting a  series about Aging by going through the book Aging with Grace by Sharon Betters and Susan Hunt.
So, this week we are looking at chapter 1.  I hope you will get the book or listen to it on Kindle or Hoopla. 


Aging with Grace
Amazon book

New website that is a work in progress: 

Ep 88: Summer Prayers

This is a short prayer-filled episode that I hope will be an encouragement to you.

Russell Moore on Tim Keller
Nick Roark on CS Lewis
Asheritah on Lavish Hospitality
Prayers of Rest

Ep 87: Kathy Howard Talks Knowing Your Bible

Kathy Howard and I have gotten to know one another through Katie Orr and her ministry.  She is an author, a wife, a mom, and a Grandma.  I love getting to see her flourish in those roles over on Insta. 

We are talking knowing how to study your Bible today.  And she gives a great book on prayer toward the end so check that out.

Kathy Howard
Her last best book
Enjoy God's Word Conference 2023

Ep 86: Tara Melber: Trauma, Anxiety, and Holding Fast

Tara Melber is a foster and adoption mission specialist with the state of Georgia.  She works with families and churches who have a desire to foster and adopt - but also just folks who don't, too. 

We talk about trauma, church hurt, anxiety, much in this episode!

Mission Georgia

Ep 85: Kendall Vanderslice, Baking Bread, and the Gospel

Kendall Vanderslice heads up the Edible Theology Project.  She loves talking about, baking, and eating bread.  She also studies the history of food and bread and everything is so fascinating.  My favorite part: she recognizes the connection between bread, the table, the Table, and community and communion.  Such a great podcast!  I hope y'all enjoy it as much as I did 

Kendall's podcast
Amazon link

Ep 84: Spring Things

This is just a quick podcast today talking about some of my favorite Spring Things

This salad
Parenting Podcast
This Crossway Podcast
Sarah Bragg's podcast with me
Courtney Shelton was on the show

Ep 83: GoodKind with Chris Pappalardo: Rhythms and Gratitude

Goodkind has been a regular part of our household holidays for a few years now.  We love their meaningful, playful, gospel-centered products that help all of us focus on the gospel!

Chris Pappalardo, one of the founders of GoodKind, joins me today on the podcast.  We talk about the graticube, rhythms for your home and family, and going on walks.

Summit RDU
Burning in My Bones

Ep 82: Every Day Theology: Meg King and Counseling, Parenting, and Balance

Meg King is a dear friend of mine - one I miss dearly because she lives across the country from me now.  She is such a friend to pull up a barstool, chips and guac, and talk for hours. 

Meg is a wife, mom, grad student, counselor, women's ministry speaker, church member, writer, friend. You'll want to know her and listen to this episode!

Cradle Cross Crown

Psalms and Prayers: Psalm 46

Psalm 46 is one of those that I love.  Also, one with verses (in christian business circles) taken completely out of context.  

Psalms and Prayer: Psalm 45

We are getting back into praying the psalms and reading them together.  So, here is Psalm 45 as we await our True King.

Ep 81: Every Day Theology: Tara Figgins Talks Discipleship

Tara is a neighbor, teacher, and pastor's wife

We recorded this show late in the Fall but with the holidays I'm just now getting around to sharing it with you.  I'm hopeful that it will be a blessing to you as we talk discipleship, family, the local church, and books. 

Christ the King Augusta

Psalms and Prayer: Psalm 44

Psalm 44

There will always be ups and downs in the Christian life - but God is always the same and we can trust in him and his steadfast love!

Ep 80: Every Day Theology: Julia Higgins Teaches Us About Teaching the Word

Julia Higgins joins me on an episode of Lavish Hospitality.  I first came to be acquainted with Julia back when I was working at Southern Seminary but now she teaches at my alma mater - Southeastern Seminary.

Her new book releases and if you have any interest in teaching the Word, knowing how to study the Bible better, or if you are in leadership and train women to teach the Word - you need this book. 

We also talk about liturgy and the book of common prayer. Here are some resources:

Be Thou My...

Psalms and Prayer: Psalm 43

Palm 43 - finally back at it.

This is a great continuation of Psalm 42 - here the verses repeat toward the end of the Psalms

Also, how I came to know and love this Psalm was through the music of Sandra McCracken

Ep 79: Every Day Theology: Valerie Fentress and Speaking Truth to Ourselves and Our Kids

Valerie joins me today on the podcast.  We talk about everything from sitting outside, to being introverts, to having boys, to reading books, and many other things.

Mostly we talk about life as Christian women - how we can speak God's truth for ourselves into our minds and hearts - and therefore we can also be ready to impart that to our kids.

Valerie's website
Her Instagram
Valerie's book on Amazon

Her ideas for BORED boys:

Psalms and Prayer: Psalm 42

Psalm 42

May God bless the reading of his word

Psalms and Prayer: Psalm 41

Psalm 41

May God bless the reading of his word

Psalms and Prayer: Psalm 40

My help and my deliverer

Psalm 40

May God bless the reading of his word

Psalms and Prayer: Psalm 38

Psalm 38

May God bless the reading of his word

Psalms and Prayers: Psalm 39

Psalm 39

May God bless the reading of his word

Psalms and Prayer: Psalm 37

He is an abundant God!

Psalm 37

May God bless the reading of his word

Psalms and Prayer: Psalm 36

Love the description of the steadfast love of the Lord

Psalm 36

May God bless the reading of his word

Psalms and Prayer: Psalm 35

Psalm 35

May God bless the reading of his word

Psalms and Prayer: Psalm 34

Psalm 34

May God bless the reading of his word

Ep 78: Every Day Theology: A Quiet Mind

This is the prayer that was the main part of today's podcast:

oh Merciful Lord, grant to your faithful people pardon and peace, that we may be cleansed from all our sins and serve you with a quiet mind, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God now and for ever, Amen.

Common Prayer Daily: Proper 21

Psalms and Prayer: Psalm 33

Psalm 33

I always have some favorite verses that stand out to me: Psalm 33:4-5 stayed with me today..

May God bless the reading of his word

Psalms and Prayer: Psalm 32

One of my favorites

Psalm 32
May God bless the reading of his word

Psalms and Prayer: Psalm 31

Psalm 31

May God bless the reading of his word

Psalms and Prayer: Psalm 30

Psalm 30

May the Lord bless the reading of his word

Psalms and Prayer: Psalm 29

Psalm 29

The voice of the Lord speaks over all the floods and blesses his people with peace

May God bless the reading of his word

Ep 77: Every Day Theology: Bible Study Tools

In this podcast I share some of my favorite Bible study tools.

Sojo Spiritual Growth Accelerator
Sojo Podcast Bible Intake Sneak Peak

ESV Study Bible
Blue Letter Bible
Kristie Anyabwile on the podcast
Beauty and Power of Biblical Exposition
James Hamilton
Wayne Grudem
Tom Schreiner
Help Me Teach the Bible

Psalms and Prayer: Psalm 28

Psalm 28

May God bless the reading of his word