The hallway all clean and polished and summer flowers ready to welcome our guests on Monday. We had a wonderful time despite wet weather. I am not complaining about the rain any more given the troubles they are having with rain in Queensland. We have many family members and friends up that way, all of their homes are currently safe from the rising floodwaters.
By the way catering for 100 is not as bad as it sounds. People bring either a salad or desert and drink. I provide the venue and barbecue. The big challenge is trying to guess how many will turn up and what we will be short of ... this year too much bread and not enough green salad ... I stock up so I can quickly fill any gaps and send spare food home with guests. Oh yes, I use plastic plates, cups and cutlery and collect it all in big garbage bags. There a always plenty of people who volunteer to wash up serving platters. And I schedule the cleaner to come the next day to wipe away the muddy footprints.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of Grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16