Well, as a further encouragement during this lovely season, Courtney at Women Living Well is hosting an October challenge ~ Making Your Home a Haven. This challenge is broken down into weekly challenges for the month of October for intentional living as we focus on making our homes a haven. (Monica from the homespun heart is also doing a similar challenge this week.)
As wives and mothers our days are full of Distractions, Demands and Duties…sometimes we can allow these to hinder our Delight. I intend for this challenge to help me intentionally refocus my attention onto the Lord and to pray more, live more intentionally and focus more on how my behavior and attitude can set the tone of my home.
Courtney’s first challenge for this week is to:
- Light a candle everyday in your home (well, that’s pretty simple) AND
Yesterday, we spent some time bringing out our autumn decorations and creating focal points of the rich colors this season provides. Our Creator is so giving to design us to have senses…senses to smell the fragrances of His creation, senses to tastes the fruits of each season, senses to see the beauty of His design (if we will just slow down long enough to look at it), senses to hear the sounds associated with a change in season and senses to touch that can warm our hearts.
How are you intentional in living, in such a way, to create a peaceful home? What have you found to be a way (or ways) to encourage peace and joy to be present? Your comments may be just the means used by the Lord to encourage someone today that is struggling in this area…
That peace would be evident ~
If you would like to participate in Courtney’s challenge you can click here to see the challenges for this month.
I am also linking up with Monica over at the homespun heart, doing a similar challenge titled Make Your Home a Haven each day during this week. She has a lovely blog reflecting the beauty of her creativity and making her home a haven.