After the guests leave, the house will need cleaned all over again. You have the power – as the woman of the home – to effect the mood of your home.
I have vivid memories of me as a kid, staying up late, watching the playoffs.I didn’t really understand the intricacies of the game – I still don’t, but I did know that when the puck went into the net, it was time to cheer.The gameplay didn’t matter to me so much, it was more the fact that my whole family hung out together, in the family room, glued to Hockey Night in Canada, united by our love for the game. Growing up in Edmonton, ice skating was practically curriculum at school and in the summer, everyone, me included, played street hockey.This video of the Ross Sisters from the 40’s has been circulating for awhile, but there are probably SOME people, like us, who have never seen it. Be patient – it starts out innocently enough but the ending will blow your mind! Go buy an extra large candle and light a candle everyday in your home. Is it a home that has massive amounts of toys, food to feast on, video games stacked high and every movie imaginable to view?
Each time the candle catches your eye, say a prayer for peace in your home. Is it following every idea on Pinterest, organizing with IKEA or decorating like Better Homes and Gardens? The sound of the dishwasher running at the end of the day – signaling the kitchen is clean and closed. It’s easy to get busy and distracted and forget to pray for those we love most. Light a candle and begin praying over your home every time the glimmer of the candle catches your eye.
I will be placing mine in the kitchen – the main hub of my home. We must be women of prayer – praying for each individual that finds refuge under our roof. If you are participating in this challenge leave a comment below with how it’s going – if you are a blogger copy this button into your blog post, write about how it’s going and link up on Wednesday at the !!
Is it a certain number of square feet, a separate bedroom for each child, or the neighborhood you live in? It is not the things we have or the things we do not have that make our homes a haven.
It’s you – my dear reader – you are the key to making your home a haven.
The way the house is sparkling clean ALL at once right before guests arrive. It can feel chaotic and unstable or subdued and managed well. But simply lighting a candle is not enough to change our homes.
Your home can feel sterile and cold or warm and inviting. Walk with the King, Chime In: Have you begun to light your candle?