Tuesday, September 4, 2018
My home is the most important institution in the world to me. If we really think about it home sustains us it fulfills our deepest needs for love and understanding, it gives us emotional stability, and it teaches us to live with others. A wonderful place to retreat to after a day away and it is comforting to know that love awaits us.
Here is where life's hurts are healed, here we find new strength for the next day. Isn't home a wonderful place to be! We must see that the true values in life and in the home are not material but spiritual.
It doesn't matter how much money a family has or how many comforts, the only thing matters that there is love and Christ in the home. At the end of the day, all that matters is the affection and understanding that each of us share as a family.
A home where moral values are taught such as "The Ten Commandments, The Beatitudes, The Golden Rule, and The Fruit of the Spirits. In our home hubby/dad is the head of the home, there must be this loving and godly authority in the home.
In my home my goal is to have a attractive as possible home not with wealth but clean and clutter free. A place where dad can't wait to get home to and our children never hesitate to invite a friend over.
Be vigilant and guard your home, it is the little foxes that spoil the vine. Little things that take away from our lives of devotion and worship with God in the home and at church.
Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. Ps 127
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Saturday, August 25, 2018
Be at home more.....
Guard your time wisely....
Slow your days.....intentionally.
Make your home beautiful not only with things but with love, joy and kindness.
August where are your going?
This month has been intentionally full of slow days... After all slow days just don't happen that have to be planned. I look around to see our littlest playing dolls in her room while our oldest is curl up under a cozy blanket reading a book. Hubby put out some landscape creek rocks for me across the front of the house this morning. I love being home! I could never get tried of this life that I have been so blessed with.
Slow down, enjoy your home, and your family. It is a wonderful place to be.
“The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies.”
J. R. Miller
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Lately, I have been giving some deep prayer and thoughts towards my life, home and family. In the past few months during a very busy time of our lives, I have found myself just getting things done and rushing to the next item on the list. Accomplishment was the only focus I had by hurrying here and there. I took a step back and thought over the last few months on all the things that I should have been doing in each of my days here at home. It so easy to become so busy that you lose your focus.
After much thoughtfulness on home-making, I realized that home-making has to be lived intentionally each day. Intentionally creating a lovely, joyful home atmosphere, simple living, and intentionally cherishing every detail with our children. Intentionally teaching homemaking skills, and teaching them character & virtues.
Ru-ru working on school.
Even during my busiest moments, I must intentionally apply these things that I desire for our home and into our lives. Intentionally getting back to simple basics of home and homemaking. Guarding my time wisely because just like life once its gone there is no getting it back.
I am so thankful that La la still loves to play, they grow up so quickly.
Early to bed and early to rise is a good place to start as well. Rising very early will take a toll on you if you're not use to it. It's my job to discipline myself in rising early before my family awakens. Rising early will give me my quiet time to gather my thoughts in prayer and reading. It will ensure that my home and family will be well cared for intentionally.
Fulfill your time with how you want to live in your home. Live each day focused and intentionally while keeping Christ the center of your home.
One question I asked myself is, how do I want to be remembered as a mother? One who rushes through her day marking off a to do list or one who intentionally makes each moment of each day count and one that leaves a lasting impression on my family?
This life of homemaking, of a stay at home mom, of a wife, of a keeper of the home...Do it with passion intentionally.
Share your heart,
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Here are some quotes from a 1907 book by Mrs Beeton Household Management. I hope you enjoy reading them as I have.
*One cannot have his money and spend it too. Money has a limited purchasing power.
* A penny saved is a penny earned: The wife/husband who will not count every penny, will never have her/his longing satisfied until she/he makes every penny count.
*When a wife is an early riser it will contribute largely to good house management she who practices this virtue reaps an ample of reward both health and prosperity.
*When a wife rises early it is almost certain that her house will be orderly and well managed.
*Frugality and Economy are virtues without which no household can prosper.
We must always remember to manage well on a small income for it is highly creditable.
*Always managing little and turn it into more. When we manage small things well, we will be fitted for the management of greater things.
Do you arise early? Do you plan and schedule out your daily task? Do you make wise decision to spend the money wisely and frugality? Is your home clean in order and well managed? Our your meals planned and served on time? Is your children loved and well taught about God and manners?
Love your home, make it a home for the ones you love.
Proverbs 24:3-4 - Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: