Our personal passions can create unexpected connections.
Hospitality has been my life long joy. Even in junior high I started hosting parties from girl friend teas to Hawaiian Luaus for classmates. As an adult, I’ve found tea events to be the most enjoyable and productive connectors. Tea events are easy, inexpensive, and creates an environment for meaningful connections personally, professionally, and as an outreach tool.
TeaCup Recipes, TeaCup Tablescapes, TeaCup Quotes. Little did I realize that I would have 900 followers today. An added honor came when I discovered I was having hundreds of hits on my website because of my personal passion to entertain through tea events and pin related items on Pinterest. (www.pinterest.com/CarolynKKnefely)
Another personal passion of hosting a ladies tea after completing a Bible study has resulted in new friendships and speaking opportunities. I’ve been stopped on the street and asked, “Aren’t you the tea lady?”
After confessing it could be me, if there is time, they often tell me how they
used a tea time to share their testimony. Hearing ladies’ stories that brag on Jesus causes me to do the happy dance because my passion motivated them to connect in a meaningful conversation.
However, the sweetest sound is when a lady tells me how she has used her teacup to quote
2 Corinthians 13:14.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
2 Corinthians 13:14
Our passions can be the door knocker for an opportunity to share the messages of the grace of Jesus Christ and the love of God.
What’s your passion? How are you using it for meaningful connections? Have you thought of using what is dear to your heart on Pinterest as an outreach connection?