Making My Home a Haven – Week #1

Churchy, Domestic, Kids, Marriage

In this post, I am participating in Making Your Home a Haven, and Marriage Mondays.

I have been looking forward to this challenge!! When I mentioned it to my husband, we both thought how perfect a time it is for this challenge to enter our life, as we are just getting settled into our new house. We’ve been here for a month this weekend, and we’re all unpacked and solidifying our schedules and routines.

This week, we are to light an extra large candle and say a prayer for peace in our homes and families every time it catches our eye. I lit mine around 6:30 this morning, so I’ve already said a few prayers for peace. I have been pretty open on this blog about being a bit of a ‘self help junkie’ where I’m always pushing myself to be better, but it’s not that I ever think I’m perfect. So, so, so very far from it. I struggle with daily frustrations and obstacles. Maintaining my patience with my children when they are misbehaving and staying cheerful when my husband is feeling grumpy or stressed out are challenges I face daily. Those are two other things I will pray about when I see my kitchen candle throughout the day.

From an example on Courtney’s blog, I’m focusing on staying engaged with my family, smart in my time management, content with my life and to keep praying everyday. <3 These examples are some of the reasons we left the city for the woods!! It's only been a month, but I do feel that the slow down of our lives has helped our family already. Wish me luck with my patience this week!!

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  1. Julie@comehaveapeace  •  Oct 4, 2010 @9:53 am

    May, I’m excited for you in your new life in the country, and I’m going to pray that you use these “first weeks” in your new home as time to set peaceful patterns that will bless your family and make “wifing” and “mommying” a joy for you, too. I can relate to your daily challenges, and I agree that prayers woven throughout a day help me to stay on track.

    Blessings to you as you make your new home a haven,

    Thank you son much Julie!! This house and change of life has been so wonderful for the family, and yes, for my wifing and mommying! Love your blog. 🙂

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