Work – too many people associate it as evil. But to be able to work is really a blessing!
- something you own that needs to be cleaned
- the health to get up and work
are two simple reasons to tell God thank you!
Work was created in the Garden of Eden before sin entered the picture. God works. We should work. Our purpose is that it is ordained of God and we should do it for His glory.
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When other people step into our homes, they can see things that we cannot see. We can grow accustomed to a pile here or a poorly placed piece of furniture. I recently had an old friend with me for a few days. She happens to have a real eye for decorating. She offered to give me some rearranging advice and I was thrilled to accept! She noticed things that I had overlooked, and her eyes and her touch brought a refreshment to my living and dining room!
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I’m really embarrassed to say this, but the picture above was me one day this week! Yes, my shirt was inside out…and I discovered it just after returning home from a time out with my husband. We’d been to
If it wasn’t bad enough that I’d been that many places wearing my shirt the wrong side Continue reading “Inside Out Family”
Refreshing the decor in my home seasonally is one way I show my love for my husband. Does that seem strange? What I mean is I want our home to be inviting – not just to our guests, but to HIM! I want him to feel that happy sigh when he walks in the door and finds things welcoming and comfortable. It’s never going to be perfect, and we don’t strive for that standard. We just want it to be a place that draws us and others in, has a cozy warmth, and extends the love of Christ to any who walk in our doors.
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This has been a full summer, and I’m not necessarily talking about how busy it’s been. I’m referring to the fullness in my home and my heart. You see, we have had the joy of hosting many people here. We have had our church family here in small and large groups. We hosted prayer meeting, after service fellowship, children’s Bible Club and women’s Bible study. I’ll share the events via some pictures and explanations.
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Years ago my mom sent me a letter with a quote from a magazine attached. It said,
Susan Thorn’s home beautifully confirms her shopping philosophy –
If you love it, buy it. One day you’ll find just the place for it.
I’ve followed that advice in both wardrobe and decor. If I walk into a store and find good Continue reading “Refreshing Your Home”
A home that’s filled with light, color and beauty is just…inviting. It shouldn’t be our goal to have a beautiful home so it can be a show-piece, but so we can have a place to demonstrate the love of Christ to others, to open our doors and invite the lost to share a meal, hear the Gospel and know that we love them too.
It’s with that goal in mind that I share some things I’ve learned in recent years about decorating, so keep this goal in your thoughts as you read on. When I got married over 30 years ago and set up housekeeping, my design style was mish-mash. I wasn’t sure where I was headed or what kind of style I liked or wanted, and it was very evident! At one time, I had deep mauve in the living room, yellow in the den, and purple in the master bedroom! Ahhhhhh! What was I thinking? It was like walking through a Fun House at the carnival! I don’t claim to have it all together now, but I think I’m finally learning what colors I love (red, yellow and light blue ) and the styles I favor (Shabby Chic/French Country). At least I have a goal for which to strive!
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