Thursday, September 11, 2014
There is so much to love and appreciate about the little details of life! So many of the things I enjoy in our home are gifts from my grandmother or little antique "finds" I cherish today. Decades ago I used to dream about my own home one day! I inherited a true love of old things from one of my grandmothers. She cherished her family.......but more importantly she cherished her own heritage and passed this on with stories and pictures to us. The legacy of her labor of love in weaving these stories continues as I work to make my life one of value and of beauty and comfort for those who come into my home! Our lives should be about keeping connected to family and friends that we love and LOVE being with.
My heart overflows with JOY when I can make someone else's sweeter and easier. My small table is set above ready for a afternoon of good conversation, listening, and laughing! Yes, lots of laughing! Perhaps you enjoy sending a note of encouragement or a small gift just to let another know they are important in your life. I know I truly love sending something through the mail that I hope will bring blessing to another! It's a legacy we all can leave long after we are gone! Fill someone's life with JOY and I promise your own will be more beautiful than you ever imagined! Have a marvelous day!
Monday, September 8, 2014
Recently, I gave one of my daughter's a beautiful book I have enjoyed entitled, INTERIOR WISDOM. In reading it, one is reminded that a home reflects the state of the hearts who dwell there. I found it very inspiring and the photographs are beautiful! Our homes should be functional but they should also restore us from the trials of the day! A calming home is a real gift!
Lately, we have been very busy with the necessities of life. We are fortunate to be able to help our children in moving or relocating which three of them have accomplished over the summer months. Our help hasn't been so much physically with them as offering emotional support and praying for their transitions. Also we have continued to help my husbands mother in her transition from her home to assisted living. As I think about how rapidly life changes, the comfort found in our home is really a good investment today. Eating properly, exercise, and rest continue to be the comforts I cherish in my own personal life. Rest is something I want to focus more on because proper rest makes a person easier to "get along with" and more who God intended us to be. Times of refreshing are meant to be a gift from above! Acts 3:19 "....times of refreshing may come from the presence of The Lord." This calling to Him and being refreshed in Him is such a comforting place to dwell! So....look around your home, take note and clear away the distractions and make your home the sanctuary where the spirit of The Living God may dwell! It doesn't have to look like the beautiful bedrooms above, but seek to make your bedroom a place for rest! You will be surprised at what God will do! Take comfort in HIM! Have a blessed and beautiful Monday!