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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A KEEPER OF THE HOME'S RESOLVE FOR 2011...

Good Evening to one and all...
It is certainly winter here in New Brunswick...
It is also a new year with a new slate... Everyone's making their lists of goals and commitments for a new start...
We are so blessed when we remember that God's mercy is renewed each morning and whether we keep true to our resolutions or not He remains the same and faithful is He.  
I, too have made new resolves... to have a closer walk with Him...to do more for His kingdom... to be a brighter lighthouse for Him..
And then as a keeper of our home I want to do all I can to make it a place of contentment.. A haven against the storms of life...No matter what year it is there will always be trials and storms... 
So, I would like to prepare my home this winter to be at it's best.
My resolve is to get it in order... 

Many years ago (almost 45) as a small girl  I sat in a little church and listened to an old saint - a keeper of the home - testify to the fact that Jesus is coming soon and she wanted her earthly house to be in order as well as her spiritual home... I never  forgot her saying that....In fact I remember it every Janurary....lol..

I love to do sooooo many things... Housework is not the top of my list sadly to say... 
I would cook up a four course meal or cut out a pattern and make it or paint an old piece of furniture or rearrange and decorate a room much sooner than clean out my fridge or sweep the floors or clean up my mess..lol...
I usually add that it is because of my nature.. God made me creative...lol...
True but I have also realized that he loves a well ordered home...

I know that a lot of you girls out there have it all together and your home is in excellent order... Oh, to be like you... My sister is like that.. Actually,  I have a friend who is as close as my sister and she too (Sadly)  has the same talent as does my daughter... 
Sometimes, I ask ... Lord, why not me?  lol.. I really don't laugh but I am who I am and that is a person who needs a LOT  of work... 

So...... with all that in mind I am going to STRIVE to the best of my ability to get this dear old place in order... 
I love my home the same as I am sure most of you do... 
But.... it needs some work.... 
I need to clean out some cupboards.... Not just this quilt cupboard but the linen closet and the clothes closet and the china cupboards..
Do you see what I mean???

I also want my home to be a place of hospitality...
I want to invite some neighbors in for tea and perhaps some cookies..( oh, the recipe for these chocolate chip cookies are on my other blog PRIMITIVE LACE  at the bottom of the page..)

I want to come home to a place of peace where the fires are burning and soup is on the stove for whoever drops by....
The recipe for these soup herbs are on this blog ....

I am sorry I don't know how to link you to them but just look and you will find ...lol..

I also want to do something creative every day to make my home more beautiful or to add to my shop...
I need to paint this cupboard (black) ... I bought it at an auction for 17 dollars... What a buy but there it sits not finished...
So ... I think you are probably gettting my drift by now..

I read this and loved it.
"WINTER IS A TIME FOR COMFORT, FOR GOOD FOOD AND WARMTH, FOR THE TOUCH OF A FRIENDLY HAND AND FOR A TALK BESIDE THE FIRE:
IT IS A TIME FOR HOME."
-Edith Sitwell, British Poet....
I hope that this blog will inspire you as keepers of your homes to make it a place where the Lord is the centre and your family comes first...
 I want to thank everyone who stops by and reads this so faithfully... I know we come from all different walks..
But we all love our God and our families...
So from the depth of my heart I want to thank God for the blessing of all the friendships that I have made through The Blessed Hearth..
 
I will keep you up to date in what I am doing to accomplish this HUGE resolve...lol...
Today, I am feeling soo much better and actually put away a lot of Christmas... It will take a couple of days to do that... And then onward I will go with the help of the Lord...

I hope you will leave me a comment and let me know what your resolves are in connection to your home...

Take care, now...
Love to you all...
Faye..





7 comments:

  1. Thank you for that wonderful post Faye. It's what we all need to strive for.

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  2. This was such a wonderful post, Faye!! I love it when I read someone's blog and I can FEEL their heart coming through their words!!
    I have to admit~ I am very much like you, I would much rather create than clean! *LOL*
    Hugs to you dear friend...

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  3. Faye, I really enjoyed your blog, you are so sweet....your place looks just lovely..it is a home you can feel comfortable in...not just a place for show, but a place where anyone could drop by and feel at home...love ya and glad you are starting to feel better...love Tam

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  4. I think I will just do the best I can. I learned somewhere once that it is better to be hosptiable than worry too much about the house... (ummm, Keepers-I hope that was how you meant that lesson LOL) So, I am working towards that- more than making sure the house is spotless before I invite people over- otherwise I would never be able to have company

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  5. Hi Lins...Yes, that is what I meant in that lesson. I hope this posting came out that I was going to try to put my house in order not to make it spotless.. I know I still believe in miracles... but....lol...
    I am just talking about cleaning that I have got behind on for one reason or another.. Decluttering and that sort of thing along with having a little something ready in case you stop by for coffee.... lol..
    Hope I din't mislead anyone... I just want a well ordered house not a spotless one,.
    Believe me there is a difference...ok?
    Another thing Linsay is if you do the best you can with a job, a family and still going to school at nights than that will be more than is required from you, eh? Love you, dear...

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  6. Thank you Faye, for such a beautiful post. We can keep a perfectly clean and organized home, but if our hearts are not worshiping Him, then it is for our own glory, not His. I must always remind myself of this when I feel I am not keeping up as I would like with the household duties. I think we all struggle with this in one sort or another. May He give you all you need to meet your goal this New Year. May you continue to rest in only Him.

    Blessings,

    Lorie

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  7. Oh yes Faye, I know... creative minds (wink, wink). I am using my kid- free mornings this week to do a bit of cleaning and organizing- I actually love to do it when I can just putter away at it (by myself). After a few hours, it's amazing to see what I've accomplished after mindlessly puttering.
    Love Ya-
    -L-
    PS- How could your star student be misled? LOL

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