Home School Heartbeat Radio Program
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It’s difficult to travel in a struggling economy, and it’s easy to be lax in practicing hospitality. How do these problems relate? Tune into this week’s Home School Heartbeat to hear Mike Smith and Theresa Bowen talk about A Candle in the Window, a hospitality network that provides an economical way to travel and encourages fellowship!
“Consider hospitality . . . to be a little taste of heaven”—Theresa Bowen
Listen to the complete program with Mike Smith and Theresa Bowen.
Theresa Bowen, along with her husband, Craig, and family, is the founder of A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network. The Bowens make their home in northeast Florida with their five children, ranging in age from second grade through college, and Nana, Theresa’s mom, a retired school teacher and a special blessing in their lives.
For Craig, a pastor, and Theresa, a longtime homeschool mom, hospitality has been a tremendous blessing, a blessing they hope to multiply in the homes of other believers around the world. They comment:
As we leaf back through our guest book, we are reminded of visitors from about half the states in our nation and missionaries or nationals from some 18 countries, representing five continents, many of whom we had never met until they “came through” and stayed with us. There are sweet memories of times with family and friends as well . . . special celebrations and spur of the minute pot lucks, church gatherings and neighborhood get togethers, reunions and “Little House” dinners. We see these guests as “divine appointments,” living, breathing answers to the prayer, “Lord, bring whom you will.” Believe me, there is nothing extraordinary about our home or family, apart from our availability and our desire to share what God has given us with those whom He brings. Might God be calling you to offer up a similar prayer?