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.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

{31 Days to Make a House a Home} Day 20 ~ Be At Home

To make a house a home, you need to spend some time there.  Making it cheerful.  Making it welcoming. Making it homey. 

When I was a new wife and a young mother, I went.  I did this; I did that.  I went here; I went there.  If you wanted me to join a club, teach a class, or go shopping with you, I'd do it.  I tried to make a home, but it's kind of hard to make a home when you're not there much.  

In time, the Lord called my heart to my home. 

Yes, I had been a "stay-at-home mom," but my attentions were often directed outside of my home and family.  Then the Lord gave me a new vision of my role as a wife and mother, and being at home became a pleasure.  Home was where I wanted to be! 
But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine...
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.  (Titus 2:1, 3-5)

Of course, there are errands to be run, and times to go out to fellowship or help or visit.

But to truly make a house a home, there has to be someone there to do it!

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  1. Amen!

    I, too, went here and there! "Let's go somewhere," I'd say.

    Then the Lord changed my heart. I am so, so thankful.

    This is a wonderful series, Cheryl.


  2. Same here--I had the same lesson to learn. Home is now my favorite place to be! Your posts are so solid; they give me opportunities to praise our Lord yet again! Thank you!

  3. This has really been a great "series"...very practical - for younger wives and even the older ones - like me:)


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