Monday, December 28, 2020

The "Art" of Home-Making Mondays ~ Inspiration #2


"Here is a good New Year's resolution for us all to make: To simplify our lives as much as possible, to overcome that feeling of haste by remembering that there are just as many hours in the day as ever, and that there is time enough for the things that matter if time is rightly used."
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder, On Wisdom & Virtues

"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,
making the best use of the time…"
~ Ephesians 5:15-16

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

The "Art" of Home-Making Mondays ~ Inspiration #1

"When you keep house, you use your head, your heart, and your hands together to create a home... Housekeeping is an art: it combines intuition and physical skill to create comfort, health, beauty, order, and safety. It is also a science, a body of knowledge that helps us seek those goals and values wisely, efficiently, humanely. Such knowledge is drawn from practical experience, family traditions, the natural and social sciences, and many other stores of understanding and information."

"Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates."
~ Proverbs 31:31

When I had returned from blogging, I decided not to host the link ups as they were a bit time consuming and I didn't want to burden our household with an additional responsibility for me to keep up.  Therefore, I had removed all the posts from the past as they had broken links.  However, it just wasn't sitting well with me to delete all the past artwork I found and all the favorite homemaking quotes I had collected. With that being said, I will repost them each Monday (as I remember) for some homemaking inspiration to start your week! I hope you will enjoy them all over again...

Monday, December 14, 2020

The Special Forces ( Have you enlisted?) ~ Snippets

There is a small band of women, silently building up the kingdom in their own humble homes. There is no worldly acknowledgement, glory or praise.  They are motivated by a higher duty. A higher calling.  Their leader is the King of Kings. And like the heavenly league of angels in heaven, they are silently serving with all their strength on earth.

They are a gentle band of soldiers.

"No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier."
~ 2 Timothy 2:4


(Note: I'll be sharing some little "snippets" here and there from some of my more special Instagram posts that I feel some of you may enjoy that aren't on it.. Since I have been out of town for the last month, I  hope you don’t mind these series of snippets all in a row.... I usually try to post a variety but it hasn’t been possible this month..)

Monday, December 7, 2020

Motherhood Means Choices ~ Snippets

Motherhood means choices... 

Shall I read this which will support the culture or this which will nourish their soul?

Shall we watch this which will compliment the culture or this which will teach them His ways?

Shall they wear that which is what “they” are wearing or dress them like the children they are?

And then there is music, friendship and a multitude of activities which separates them from home sweet home.

It’s choices ever day. Every hour of the day. Every minute of the day that makes you mother. 

It’s hard choices. Unpopular choices. Counter-culture choices that take prayer, discernment, wisdom and strength.

This is motherhood.

“...choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

~ Joshua 24:15

(Note: I'll be sharing some little "snippets" here and there from some of my more special Instagram posts that I feel some of you may enjoy that aren't on it...)