Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Join me in the Making Your Home A Haven Challenge

It's fall... and for me that means wanting my household to be just perfect! Why? I'm not really sure but year after year the fall seems to be my time for a clean house, an apple aroma of some sort, hot chocolate, kind attitudes, loving words and lots and lots of family time. I am joining Courtney and many others over at Women Living Well (have you checked out her blog...? It's a must!) in the Make Your Home A Haven Challenge. Will you join me?

Weekly challenges are designed to help make your home a place of peace. Too many activities pulling you in different directions? Stressful day at work or with the kids? Lots of errands to run? A To-Do List a mile long? This challenge will help you to be intentional each day in finding the calm.

Interested? Head over to Women Living Well to watch the video.

Week 1's challenge was to buy a large candle and light it each day praying for peace in your home. I will be using my candle lantern that Mark and I got on our Honeymoon!

Dear Jesus,
Please bring peace to our home today. Please help us all to use kind words and to practice patience with each other. Please allow us to spend time together and enjoy each other's company. Thank you for this home... for the walls that surround us and the roof over our heads. I pray that we can use it to glorify you.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


So as I was walking up the driveway with little Lily in one arm and our home cooked dinner that Chick-fil-a was kind enough to make in the other hand, up pulls the UPS man. As he was walking up to me I'm only thinking of the millionth thing my Amazon-obsessed husband just ordered. (Although I shouldn't complain because he is very generous in pampering me) Much to my surprise it had MY name on it though... It was for me! The girl who never orders herself anything. After tearing it open I found out that I am one of the lucky ladies who gets to read and review Hoodwinked by Ruth Schwenk from The Better Mom and Karen Ehman from Proverbs 31 Ministries.

I am so very excited about this opportunity. It takes me back to K-Mart when I was a little girl and picked the winning ring and won a Magic Nursery Pet. Does anyone remember those? I carried that thing around like it was my baby. Likewise, I am honored to be able to read a copy of Hoodwinked before it is released. Stay tuned for my thoughts...