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,