“Find yourself a home, make it the seat of your affections, respect it, cultivate it, appreciate it. For in the spirit of home do you find all that is good and decent in life. Homes build communities, communities make nations, nations of home-loving people make civilization!” ~Sam Campbell, a Christian author of children’s nature and animal stories.
Rich and I, watching a movie with the kids Saturday night, after our company left. Grace snuggled up to us, then David came along, so I asked Jacob to take a quick picture.
Sunday morning, at the breakfast table. I’ve been lighting candles in the morning, when I wake up. They make the kitchen so cozy. . . .
After breakfast, Grace and I walked around the yard and ponds in our bare feet. The grass was chilly and wet with dew. Rich had just mowed the day before so we collected grass clippings on our feet as we walked.
What stood out to me that morning, was the sun shining on the dew, so prettily.
After church on Sunday, Rich and I bought things for a picnic and we took the children to a park by the river to eat.
Fage yogurt is the best I’ve ever tasted. It’s our favorite by far.
I read Ecclesiastes this morning, by the light of the candles on the kitchen table. I was up 45 minutes before the first child joined me. I started a new journal, to write in as the Spirit leads me through my Bible reading, to fill with verses and thoughts pertaining to motherhood and homemaking.
What about Ecclesiastes 3:1-8? (I just wrote down fragments, there is a lot more to the verses)
“A time to be born,
a time to plant,
a time to keep,
a time to sew,
to keep silent,
a time to love,
a time of peace.”
A mother and homemaker can do and teach all those things, to the glory of God.
I also tinkered with Ecc. 3:13, and 14a, making it more personal for me, “Every woman should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of her labor, it is the gift of God. Whatever God doeth, it shall last forever.”
The Lord establishes our homes, gives a woman to a man in marriage, and gives them children. The homelife is a beautiful gift, and when done to the glory of God, the rewards will last all through time. On earth, our children will be blessed, our children’s children will be blessed, and there is eternal value, as well.
I wrote down one more from Ecclesiates. In chapter 10 verse 18, it says, “By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idelness of hands the house droppeth through.”
How’s that for encouragement to work diligently! When we work hard in our homes, we CAN enjoy the good of our labor. We sure sleep better, too. (Happy Labor Day, by the way, LOL). . . . . .
I had to run quickly through this post, I wasn’t able to enjoy it like I normally do, because just as I sat down Rich came in and said, “Let’s take the children to the beach today.” As I type, my family is buzzing about, getting their things together. I’m looking forward to a day in the sun, watching the kids play, with Rich by my side. Maybe I’ll get some reading in, and journal writing.
I hope you all have a blessed day today with your loved ones. E
njoy it, as the gift of God that it is.