Friday, March 30, 2012

Enjoying a "lived in" home

I am purposing to enjoy a 'lived in' home. I have cleaned less this week and spent more time reading aloud, doing puzzles, sewing, contemplating truth, listening and talking with my children, playing card games, helping a friend, praying.  As a result it is now Friday and I have yet to finish my regular cleaning or my laundry. It has been a VERY effective week. 

Tea and Streams in the Desert means:
a few moments of  inner quietness

Laundry baskets full of clean clothing  means: 
we are well clothed with the ease of cleaning them.

Keeping Isaac 'with me' means:
Being apart of his play and folding clothes is an interruption to the a yellow dump truck.

Piles of folded laundry means:
We have plenty.



Choosing to keep media time down means:
Lydia reaching for a homemade toy.


My husband gone for 7 days means:
Togetherness is a gift 
 and so are these wonderful items he brought back with him. :)

Look at these absolutely wonderful handmade Malaysian coasters.
 I love the gifts my husband buys for me...I absolutely love how well he knows me. I am deeply loved by him and I find great joy in being confident of that.


The questions I am asking myself this week:

What are the things I value? Am I living them out in my every day mundane chores and life? Are my children learning the values I (we` my husband and I) so deeply cherish in the little and big things? Am I obsessed with accomplishment or focused on purposeful living? 

"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. " Rom. 12:2

In my west corner, 
Becky 

5 comments:

Vicky said...

All important things to remember. Have a blessed day!

Sue said...

My kind of approach to daily life :)
Sending love from Minnesota.

Mel said...

Enjoying a "lived in" home. LOVE it. This doesn't come naturally for me - I'm more of a neat & tidy person. But it's "oh so important". Priorities, right? Doing the dishes, OR reading a bedtime story. Folding the laundry, OR putting a puzzle together. Thanx for your encouragement.

Carole said...

Nice blog. You might like this poem about life being a gift. http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2011/11/marge-piercy-poem-that-appealed-to-me.html

Natasha SerenityYou said...

love it

serenityyou.blogspot.com

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