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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Keepers of the Home Meeting... It's all about HOME...

A blessed Sabbath to everyone...
Just a short posting today..
We had a lovely Keepers of the Home meeting yesterday and just thought I would tell you about it .
We only had 7 but one was a new visitor and we loved having you Laura..
We started the morning off  preparing our breakfast together..
We were on a Fall theme so we had pumpkin spice french toast and syrup.. Along with coffee topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with the same spice..
Also some juice and a dear sister in the church  sent us a banana bread... Thank you, dear Sister Ann...
Anyway...
After prayer and breakfast the girls listened to a little something that the Lord laid on my heart..
We talked about the HOME..
We discussed what is so essential to find behind those closed doors when our sweet families come home.... Like love and laughter, trust and security and worship and guidance..

We also talked about the SEASONS OF THE HOME
SPRING... everything is young and new... just the two of you and getting to know each other.. getting through the rainstorms of adjustment..
just like spring.. everything new..
SUMMER  .. there are probably children, you have adjusted to each other, good times together as family, working and playing, enjoying good health.. the best time of your lives...
just like summer.. vacation time..
FALL.. children are leaving one by one, it is a time of adjustment and preparation of empty nests and learning to lean more on each other and filling the empty places left from your children leaving..
looking after your parents.
 Just like fall... preparing for winter...
WINTER...just the two of you again.. children have flown..good times still with family but must be scheduled... you start downsizing and getting ready to leave this old world..perhaps health issues..your children start helping you... 
Just like Winter.. everything fades away... 

That certainly is not the end of Home ...
When we know Christ we go HOME forevermore..
Isn't God good? 

Well after that we got into making a few crafts...
Pumpkins that I found on Pinterest...
Here are some of the girls holding up their efforts... smile..
They also made some prim bags to hold some dried flowers that they will go picking with their children,..
A fun task to do..
They can hang them on a door somewhere...
We didn't get every one's photo because I forgot all about the camera till later, of course..
This is PUMPKIN PIE SPICE..
My sweet friend Donna over at MERRY HEART CRAFTS BLOG shared her recipe with us..
PUMPKIN SPICE RECIPE..
3 T. cinnamon
1 Tsp. nutmeg
1/2 Tsp. ginger
1/4 Tsp. allspice
Blend well.. 

That is all for today, dear ladies..
Thanks so much for dropping by..
 Hope you are all having a wonderful day..
God bless..

Psalms 127:  1-5
Ephesians 6 : 1-4
Proverbs 17:22


15 comments:

  1. What a wonderful Keepers of the Home.Wish I could have been there. Lovely seasons too.
    I shared your recipe on my blog this afternoon.
    Love& JOY Trace
    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  2. I would definitely enjoy your Keepers of the Home meetings. Those pumpkins are so adorable!

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  3. That's a lovely day! Now I have another reason not to like winter! ;)

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  4. Sounds like a lovely day. Recipe sounds yummy. Have a good eve.

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  5. Sounds like a great day! I wish we had something like that at our church. I do think more and more ladies would benefit from such a group.

    Grace & Peace to you

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  6. Sounds just wonderful, am sure they all were blessed. Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful October, dear friend!

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  7. What a wonderful idea...I have never heard of a group like that...awesome..and great crafts as well.

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  8. I am a new follower ... saw you mentioned on Trace's blog yesterday. So enjoyed my visit here & must say that I, too, have never heard of the Keepers of the Home. Wish I could've attended too : ) Thank you for the pumpkin spice recipe! Do come visit me at my blog when you have the chance. Blessings, Shirlee

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  9. It sounds like a wonderful day for your Keepers of the Home group. Wish there was something like that around here. The pumpkins are cute.

    Have a wonderful day.

    ~Cheryl

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  10. Beautiful - I guess I'm in late summer - love the way you "taught" that! Each season is special and beautiful as we can relate to those seasons of our lives too - thanks! Blessings from Wisconsin

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  11. What a wonderful gathering. How fun to have a group of women that are like minded, and trying to make their homes a bit of Heaven on earth :)
    I am in the late Summer of my life, and starting Fall. Changes for certain.
    Have a wonderful week!

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  12. It is so awesome that you do this, Faye! I would love to come and be a part & learn.

    Blessings on your week!
    Sharon

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  13. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time! I'm sure your word from the Lord was very timely Faye.
    God bless
    Christine

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  14. Enjoyed my visit ...I am following you now so I will be back....I desire to have a little keepers group someday. So many little girls are never taught basic home keeping skills today. Your group of ladies are beautiful...the love of God shines on their faces....blessings

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  15. Good mornin', Faye... I have missed you so! I haven't been on the computer lately and I know I've missed so much... lots of catching up to do.
    Sounds like you and the ladies had a wonderful time... I loved the analogy of the seasons.
    Your pumpkin spice sounds wonderful- would be great on everything but I would imagine that sprinkled on buttered toast it would be heavenly!
    I'm going back to read some of your older posts to see what I've missed... ((HUGS))

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