As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

{31 Days to Make a House a Home} Day 15 ~ Cushy Seats

Once upon a time, the Lady of the House bought a lovely high-backed colonial sofa.  Oh, how she loved it! 

Her family?  They hated it! 

It wasn't cushy.  It didn't invite you to curl up on it with a book.  It didn't invite you to take naps on it, much less spend the night on it if you were sick and needed to stay downstairs. 

But she loved her sofa so much that when the fabric started to wear, she had the thing reupholstered, and she loved it even more with its new clothes.  (Did you hear the collective sigh of the children?)

There came a day, however, when it was time to buy a new sofa. 

This time she decided to go for comfort.  So she hunted high and low for a colonial fabric that she could love combined with a cushy sofa

Her family loves her for it. 

Moral of this tale:
Comfort is more important than beauty in making a house a home. 


  1. I bet they do love you!

    Comfort make a house a home.


  2. This post made me smile. Thanks!

  3. You must hate me since you posted that picture of me. ;-) And I notice that I'm squinting at the TV which means it was before I wore glasses and before my vision was 20/400!

  4. Kristin, but you are so cute! A little "eighties" maybe, but definitely cute! And speaking of "eighties" about that conglomeration of stuff, and those ruffly, ruffly curtains? :-D

  5. Creating a comfy - cozy house where family and guest feel like kicking up their feet is always my goal. I've looked at those straight back colonial sofa's in magazines and wondered the families ever sat on them. I love the look...but comfort always wins out!

    I'm behind on my blog reading so I'm catching up on some of your other posts. I'm really enjoying this little series your writing. I even got convicted on watching TV while eating. I have to laugh though....because that's about the only time we turn it on! lol!

  6. Comfy couches are important! I ordered one once because I liked the "looks" of it... and didn't pay attention to any of the dimensions. If I sat on it, my feet were about six inches off the floor! Nobody in this vertically-challenged family would choose it to sit on. Happily, a tall customer came in the store, and asked about getting a couch in the same fabric that would work for tall people... and she got a GREAT deal!

    Then I ordered a comfy couch, and we've nearly worn it out from use!


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