I'm linking up with Women Living Well this month to take a challenge to make my home a haven. They are sharing tips every week this month to make our homes more peaceful and welcoming for our families. I'm always up for a challenge, and I'm excited to see how this one works.
Now, the first week includes buying a new candle and placing it where it can be seen. Every time the flame catches your eye, you're supposed to say a prayer for peace in your home. Everyone that knows me knows that I don't do candles. At least not candles with wicks. I like this idea, though, and I'm trying to decide if I'm going to stick with the candle idea or try something else. Also, the drawing this week is for a year's supply of yankee candles. How ironic would that be if I won?!? I believe I'd be using them as an example of what NOT to buy. :)
Anyway, I'm praying for my home this week. That it will always be full of laughter, peace and joy. One day, if the Lord wills, when my children are grown, Jason and I will come home to a place that is quiet. A home that is neat and clean just like we left it. I pray that we enjoy those days even though they are very hard to wrap my mind around now. For now, I pray for peace. A haven for my family. A place full of mercy to make mistakes. Grace to see us through. Love that surpasses any challenge we face elsewhere. A place where my family reconnects and stands strong against our fears. A place where we pray and sing and play jokes on each other. A place where we know, without any doubt, that we are accepted and loved. Do you want to join me on our challenge this month to make your home a haven??