Monday, April 26, 2021

The "Art" of Home-Making Mondays ~ Inspiration #10

 

“Live at home.”

I used to be frustrated with my home life as the vision I had in my heart never seemed to come into fruition. Then one day I realized (about 15 years ago), that in order to make the home you desire and yearn for, you need to actually be home to make it happen. (It doesn’t happen while you’re at Target, and it doesn’t happen while strolling around the mall.) When you begin to invest time into your home, the vision becomes a reality... by simply being there, putting in the daily effort and cultivating it every moment you have... whether it be keeping it neat and tidy, decorating it nice and cozy or being present and celebrating life’s little victories together as a family around the dinner table... Step by step, the investment of the homemaker’s time is key to creating a beautiful home life.

Hence, “live at home.”

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12 comments:

  1. I use Feedly for getting all my blog updates, and I like it very much.

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    1. Good to know! I will have to look into it :)

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  2. Such good advice! About twenty years ago God gave me my neighbor to mentor as she came home from a career to stay at home Mom. One of the big things I stressed to her was that in order to learn to keep house and have meals on the table and learn the skills she wanted to have she would need to be at home. I stressed that coming home and running around to the stores and to the park and out to lunch would keep her stuck in the place where she was and not let her learn what she desired to know. She took my advice and became a very capable and skilled homemaker and she raised five children who are some of my favorite young adults and teens. Somehow she is now 53 and I am in my 60's. I am so blessed to be a part of her life.

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    1. What a beautiful story full of so much wisdom ♥️ thank you for sharing that Lana!

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  3. Love this! For me, "home" is not a structure, a decorating style, a schedule, an organization hack, or a cleaning routine. All of those are great! They have their place. But for me, "home" is an atmosphere. It is the love, encouragement, purpose, peace, godliness, forgiveness, joy, and so much more. And it takes living life there for such an atmosphere. Thanks for this reminder, JES.

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    1. You have said it beautifully Candi May ♥️ I couldn't agree more!

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  4. Very true! I have found, since lockdowns over the last year, that I really don't need to go out shopping all the time. Now when I do go, it's more enjoyable since I'm not out all the time.

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    1. Yes exactly! It is a treat to go out but not a necessity!

      Thank you so much for sharing ♥️

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  5. Wonderful post. I didn't learn this truth for a long time. When I was a young wife, I spent most of my time everywhere BUT my home, and it showed. Nowadays I still 'go', but it is usually an intentional decision, not an impulsive whim. Plus a trip away from my home is mostly an action to support my home; grocery shopping, purchasing items for maintenance, and so on. Oh, and let's not forget those who are 'away from their homes' by too much time online.

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    1. Very good and true points! Thank you for adding that all in ♥️

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  6. I didn't know what to say about that feedburner and thought about quitting because I have a lot of email subscribers. I like the thoughts of making sure they know where they can follow me. I'll do this message too Jess. Thankyou.
    Thanks for the message about the home. I think it's better to be a home than a showplace. Maybe just a happy medium.

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    1. Yes, a home is better than a showplace! A home is love ♥️♥️♥️

      Thank you for sharing Vickie :)

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