Showing posts with label Home-Making. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Home-Making. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

At Home

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.

When I was growing up there were two brothers who lived across the road from us in a very fine home. We lived in a little farmhouse nothing fancy.  They loved coming over to our little farmhouse, because of the love and home feeling they felt when they visited.  Sometimes my mom would cook breakfast for supper these brothers loved mom's homemade biscuits and gravy served with fresh garden tomatoes. Our little farmhouse left a lasting impression on them.  See it's not the finest comforts we have to offer it is the love and the warmth our home gives to others.

After all home is where our children learn the real meaning of love.

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

Love to hear from you.
Simply Farmhouse

 To read more go to  At Home  or here for  encouragement
or maybe you would love to read  Simply At Home

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Slow Days

Be at home more.....

Guard your time wisely....

Slow your days.....intentionally.

Organize, and purge your home....leaving only the beauty.

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.
Simply Farmhouse

“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

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Intentionally Serving in Love..

In my last post I wrote about intentionally homemaking. One of the things I wanted to do is to write down somethings that I wanted to be intentional about in our home.  Lately, the Lord has laid orphans on my heart and I have been praying for them across the world.  But, I wanted my family to do more and I wanted us to reach out to the orphans some how.

I ran across something we could do!  I brought out the yarn and crochet needles and  I shared with the girls we are going to crochet some squares to send warmth to an orphanage in South Africa.  They are excited!!

 We have started crocheting our 35 blankets squares but, our work isn't complete until we pray over the child who will be getting our warm blanket(s).  I encouraged them to whisper a prayer while they work each night on their squares.

It touches my heart as I crochet each little square knowing that one day 
a sweet little child will be wrapped up in this blanket in South Africa.   

Intentionally teaching my girls not to think only of themselves, but think of others and ask
 the Lord to work on their hearts allowing Him to fill it full of His compassion for others.

While working on these squares each night for the orphans we are sending them warmth, hugs, love and prayers.  Because ~ ` Jesus loves the little Children ALL the children of the world......

 They are so worth our time, love and prayers!  

If this is something you would like to do, visit  Knit-A-Square for more information. They also need knitted hats, knitted hand warmers, and soft toys that can be bought or knitted.  Go HERE to see their needs list and instructions.

What a great way to use your talents or you can learn how and teach your children how to knit or crochet. (by you-tube)

We will never regret instilling into our children to work with their hands, love from the heart and becoming a godly home for Christ.

Intentionally serving others,
Simply Farmhouse

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Intentionally Homemaking

      A Little Place

  "Where shall I work today, dear Lord?"
"Where my love flows warm and free! "        
 He answered and said, "See that little place? 
Tend that place for me."

I answered and said, "oh no, not there!
No one would ever see. No matter how well
my work was done, Not that place for me!"

 His voice,when He spoke, was soft and kind,
He answered me tenderly,
"Little one, search that heart of thine, 
Are you working for them or Me?"

Author Unknown.

Ru-ru's Cello

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, or old fashioned ways to our children 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.

There is so much I want to intentionally do each day.  I have found writing down my thoughts, my heart, and prayers in a journal is a good place start.

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,
Simply Farmhouse

What you do in your home is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven to our Lord.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Managing The Home

 I love reading early 1900's home making books.

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.

Simply Farmhouse.

Proverbs 24:3-4 - Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: