****We announce the official winner of Teske’s book, Hope for Today, Promises for Tomorrow, at the end of this post. Plus we have a surprise for those of you who left a comment!****
Today is a “party” day on my blog. I’m so excited to share Sharon Sloan’s new book, SerenDIPity, with you! Sharon and I met through Proverbs 31 many years ago and have been dear friends and prayer partners ever since. Sharon has THE biggest servant’s heart. An outpouring of that beautiful heart is her amazing gift of hospitality. Sharon loves to invite friends and family to gather in her home, and she has a God-given gift to make those gatherings true blessings for those who come. Sharon creates a true experience for her guests that they will not soon forget.
As Sharon engaged in conversations with women about opening their homes to friends, she realized how many women dreaded and even avoided entertaining because they were so intimidated. So she has taken her amazing giftedness and created a book to equip and encourage women to open their homes to friends and family. You will LOVE this book!
It comes at a perfect time. Fall and Winter provide us so many opportunities to open our homes for SerenDIPity gatherings…game days (Go Georgia Bulldogs and Baylor Bears), Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Sharon fills her book with fabulous themes, delicious recipes, creative games, and most especially ways to weave in God’s love and His Word. I hope you will take a few minutes to read more about Sharon and SerenDIPity. At the end, you will see she has lots of fun FREE things to share with you and a great giveaway!
Okay, Sharon, take it away….
“She watches over the ways of her household,
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her.”
Wendy Pope, Sharon Sloan, Wendy Blight
She Speaks Conference (circa 2011)
Thank you to my truly lovely, beautiful and kind, Wendy Blight, for inviting me to guest post here. I am truly honored! Thank you, Wendy!!! You are a godly and prayerful friend, and I treasure you beyond words! A real P31 woman to me!
When I think of Wendy, I think of a woman who loves God, His Word, her family, ministry, her friends and….her cowboy boots!!! In her honor, we are going to kick it up a bit today with a spicy dip recipe and an extra-hot SerenDIPity gift give-away!
Do you enjoy gathering family and friends together for fellowship, fun and food? Do you want to open your home in hospitality but feel a little unsure or intimidated? SerenDIPity ~ a unique and fun dip party ~ is the perfect way to entertain! Whether you are enthusiastic about entertaining or feel tentative about it, SerenDIPity is for you! You can keep it very simple or give it more layers of fun depending on your schedule, your resources and your energy!
In my book, SerenDIPity ~ Celebrating Dips, Faith & Friendship, I share the simple why-to and how-to of hospitality. Specifically, I invite you to host your very own SerenDIPity – a unique and fun dip party that gathers family and friends together for fellowship, food, light-hearted competition and laughter!
This fun and practical why to and how to book will help you:
- Open up your home and heart through hospitality.
- Creatively prepare and execute your own SerenDIPity party.
- Set the stage for fun, friends, and fellowship.
- Learn the ins and outs of hosting fun contests and giveaways.
- Prepare savory and sweet dips.
- Know what to do after the party and how to reach out with SerenDIPity.
- Know what the Bible says about hospitality and fellowship.
To purchase the book, you can click here! It is available in paperback, Kindle, Nook and PDF! Read what people are saying about SerenDIPity by clicking here!
While you are at it, grab a spoon and dip into some free resources!!!
Here is a recipe some of our dear friends, Ken and Erika Gill, brought to our SerenDIPity 2013!! It was a real hit….and we kept a pitcher of iced water next to it!! One of the categories we have at our SerenDIPity is “Manly Dips”! When I was first inspired to plan and host these parties, my husband Jim was all for it. His only requirement was “I don’t want to have all girly dips at the party.” (That meant he needed more than the average veggies and ranch dip!) Our friends have totally made SerenDIPity the much-anticipated and unique celebration it is with their heart and creativity! This dip was entered under the “Manly Dip” category. (But for the record, I love spicy and hot foods too!)
1 pound of bacon (cooked and chopped finely)
1 cup mayo
1 cup sour cream
1 ½ Tbs. chipotle hot sauce
1 ½ Tbs. Habanero hot sauce
Mix all ingredients together. Serve right away or refrigerate to serve later.
I would love to give away this prize for one of Wendy’s readers/commenters. A SerenDIPity book, a ceramic Red Pepper Dip Bowl and Spoon, and Chipotle Dipping Pretzels!!!
It’s easy to enter to win! Here’s all you have to do:
2 — Leave a comment below with your name and contact information.
We will announce a winner in a few days who will receive a SerenDIPity book and the gifts pictured above!
In the meantime, consider planning and hosting your own personalized SerenDIPity!!! Thanks for visiting me here at Wendy’s beautiful blog today! Have a DIPlightful day!!!
“With my lips I recount
all the laws that come from Your mouth.”
Sharon, thank you for sharing your delightful new book with us! I can’t wait to put into practice what I have learned from you. Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win her fun giveaway package!
****The official winner of Teske’s book is Kristy McMillan. Kristy, please e-mail me with your mailing address!
Now for the surprise! A dear friend of mine was moved by your touching stories, so she has donated a book for every commenter through Sunday, October 20th!! Due to technical problems with an upgrade to the blog, the post is no longer available, but we do have all the comments saved on a pdf. So if you left a comment that day, please e-mail Teske at email@example.com with your name and mailing address. She will confirm your name with the comment list she has.****