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3 Simple Ways You Can Build Community with Your Neighbors

3 Simple Ways You Can Build Community with Your Neighbors

We moved into our new home a year ago and, despite our transient Denver culture, we plan to stay a long time in our new neighborhood. The first week we moved in, we began “pursuing” our neighbors. Yes, that’s right! We began to intentionally plan ways we could get to...
How to Fight Hospitality Fatigue

How to Fight Hospitality Fatigue

Hospitality fatigue is a real thing! My mom often mentions how crazy I am with the amount of people we serve in our home (or outside the home) and I shrug it off thinking “I couldn’t love it more.” But recently, I’ve felt physically and mentally exhausted which means...
3 Day #FosteringFriendships Challenge

3 Day #FosteringFriendships Challenge

Summer provides a lot of opportunities to foster our friendships. The warm weather and long nights allow us to gather after work, get outside on the weekends and enjoy time together. But to nourish and encourage the depth we want in our friendships, we will need to be...
The First Steps to Making New Friends

The First Steps to Making New Friends

So you are new to town or you just started college or maybe you’ve just decided it is time to step out of your comfort zone and meet your neighbors. At different seasons in our lives, we will have to repeat the steps of making new friends. I wish the process got...
How Does Gathering for Cake Transform Your Community?

How Does Gathering for Cake Transform Your Community?

We have been celebrating Cake Day for quite some time in the Hurley Homestead and we can begin to see the fruit of consistently meeting together with our community. First, if you are unaware of Cake Day, it is a gathering that happens on the first of each month where...
Do Good Together: May Day Baskets

Do Good Together: May Day Baskets

When I was growing up, we practiced the tradition of leaving May Day Baskets on our neighbors’ porches. It usually consisted of baked goods or flowers, sometimes even paper flowers I had made at school. We would place the basket on the porch with a little “Happy May...
Five Ways to Create a Rooted Marriage

Five Ways to Create a Rooted Marriage

Tim and I are approaching our third year of marriage and we certainly don’t claim to “know-it-all” but we would love to share with you some things that have significantly impacted our relationship and how we communicate life in our home. Preemptively Set Expectations...
New Year FRIENDSHIP Resolutions

New Year FRIENDSHIP Resolutions

Nothing ever happens by chance and community is no exception. It’s a new year and there are new opportunities to be intentional with your community. Want to see your friendships flourish this year? Want to finally step out of your comfort zone and get vulnerable...
F is for Faithful

F is for Faithful

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” -Matthew 16:24 The most popular box checked on any Facebook event we are invited to is “maybe.” The fact that “maybe” even exists on...