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Monday, March 5, 2012

Keepers of the Home meeting and a Home Challenge



Hello everyone.. 
Hope you all had a great weekend.. 

As you know we had our Keepers of the Home meeting on Saturday morning..

We had a lovely time and squeezed a lot in.. smile.. 

As usual we started out by making breakfast together.. 

One cooked the bacon and another the eggs.. 

Some sliced the OUR NO KNEAD BREAD .... 

And we all had sweet fellowship... 



We had a couple of sweet wee ones with us.. 
You all remember our dear wee Emily... 

Here she is last month chatting with Jackie.. 


It is a better pic of her and Jackie sat up by me and I missed getting her pic this time.. But she was there.. Bless her heart.. 


And here is our newest wee Keeper.. 
Isn't she beautiful?  

This is her mama...
I missed getting her pic, too.. Forgive me, girls.. 

Anyway... We had several new ladies and we were so pleased to have you all.. 
We hope you come back again.. smile.. 

Now.. 
What did we do? 

I demonstrated to the girls how to make a loaf of our famous no knead bread.. 
It only took 3 minutes, though.. 

And then after we ate we had a small lesson.. 

This year we are going to concentrate on making our homes everything that we have dreamed they could be.. 
In fact we are going to journal about it all year long..

The dear girls even have homework to do.. 

Besides decorating their own journals..

We are hoping to learn not only how we want to decorate our homes but how we can have the Lord as the head of each one.. We are going to concentrate on the difference that God can make and cultivate the sweet joy that our homes can bring to our families..

We are going to close our eyes and dream.. smile.. 

Each month we will look at something different from gardening to cooking a special family dinner.. 

Perhaps, you sweet ladies would like to come on the journey WITH US and journal your own dreams and hopes for a Christian home.. 

Then we made some homemade toiletries..

And they wanted to make their own



All in all we had a blessed time.. 
Thank you, dear Lord.. 

Such a faithful God we serve.. 
We prayed for a dear reader of the blog who needs strength and healing.. 

Tomorrow, Lord willing I will share the recipe for this apple cake that we had for breakfast.. 

I am kind of thinking that this post is long enough already.. grin.. 

Thank you dear hearts for dropping by.. 
I enjoy hearing from you all ... 

IF you are interested in joining us in this CHALLENGE to make the MOST IMPORTANT PLACE ON EARTH as blessed as we can please leave a comment or email me at 
keepersofthehome@hotmail.com
 and I can forward the homework to you all...

**Just a wee note.. 
The journal will be a private thing for you all to do.. 
This is just some inspiration for you all that I hope will be a blessing.. 
A bit of sharing with you after we have our meeting.. 
OK?



LOVE TO YOU ALL...



19 comments:

  1. Oh my yes! I will join in the
    "Home-making Challenge & Journaling" Please do send along my "home-work"! :)
    You are all such a blessing, thank you for sharing & I thank God for you!
    Blessings~
    Lori
    mayo4him@yahoo.com

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    1. I can read your posts for ever I love the way you write straight from the heart ! Thanks for sharing your Keepers of the Home sounds like a lovely time with lots of lovely ladies ! Have a great day !

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  2. I like this idea about journaling our dreams about making God the center of our home, with His focus on the land we call ours and the opportunities that lie right here. Though my eyes are having a very hard time seeing it all and being a bit overwhelmed with the things that are already on my plate. *smile/sigh* That the Father would clear my vision now that I have hadded full-time schooling to the weeks ahead with two growing blessings. *smile* I would love to join you in monthly dreaming and journaling, I will humbly admit that I plan to do this privately not publicly so don't watch for it in my blog *smile* I want to be raw about it and am best at that in my written journal. *smile* Thank you so much for sharing what you got to enjoy as it's encouraging me to look right here even though my heart aches for somewhere else geographically. Sincerely, Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!

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    1. Hi dear.. I don't want anyone to share it on their blog.. Like you say, it will be a private thing for you to do.. Just a bit of inspiration for you all.. xoox

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  3. It sounds like your group is having a lot of fun as you gather each week. The journal is a great idea. The apple cake looks delicious. Did it snow there today? It's been snowing all day and evening here. I'm looking forward to the mild weather coming on Wednesday aren't you? Hugs, Pamela

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  4. What a lovely time! :)

    Maria

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  5. I just popped in to see what I could grab for my website project and I saw myself cooking bacon-Yikes!! I will have to get my homework done before next month :) I'm glad it is a few weeks away (wink)...What fun we had son Saturday, Thanks again Faye for all you do for us!
    -L-

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  6. This is a sweet post, Faye. My life is blessed, I know the Lord watches over me and helps me with my illness and pain. He makes it bearable.
    I wish I lived closer to you.
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  7. Such a blessed time. Thank you for sharing. ~Sara

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  8. Looks like a good time was had by all. What a sweet looking group of ladies.

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  9. Faye what a lovely invitation! I will email you and join in if I may! What a lovely time you had at your meeting, the table runner looks so good.
    Have a blessed day,
    Carly xx

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  10. There's no place like home so the journal is a wonderful idea to help focus on bringing the Lord's blessing in to it all. God bless you all I love your inspirational ideas!
    Christine

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  11. This was my first and definately not my last time for Keepers of the Home. I loved it, met some great ladies, had a great leader and also met some new little ones. I am loving the journal idea and received a new magazine in the mail yesterday, Country Living, with some great ideas. I know it has already made a positive impact in my life Faye. I haven't tried the bread recipe but it is on my to do list. Thanks again so much for Saturday, I love my foot powder, scrub and table runner. The runner fits perfectly with my living room decor. :) The world is a better place with ladies like you to keep us thinking and being thankful for what God has done, is doing and what he can do in our lives. Hugs to you Faye.

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  12. Hi Faye,
    You know, as I've said before, I wish I could come the thousand(s) miles to your Meetings...well now I CAN take part! I am having a difficult time with my parents at the mo' but please to count me in on the 'Homework' and I'll love to try, if I get time...by the way, your posts could never be too long! :)
    Hugs,
    Hazelnut/ Alex xx email: alexlynnsmith@btinternet.com

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  13. I've heard you talk of this ... and have been very intrigued by this Keepers Of The Home meetings that you do. I love the tangible journal idea.

    Thanks for sharing the idea and I would love more information.

    ~Bevy
    aitsbevy (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  14. Hi Faye,

    I also wished I lived closer to you as I would enjoy coming to these Homemaker meetings. I would love to join in on this challenge so please send me my homework. :o)

    ravenhillcottage@gmail.com

    Thanks so much!

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  15. Could you pls send me the homework, I would really like to do this challenge. My email address is roosters1966@hotmail.com.

    Thank you,
    Gretchen

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  16. The warm fireplaceMarch 12, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    i would love to do the journal have tried to e mail but no sucess, could you not print mt email address thanks faye.
    sue-lane@live.co.uk

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  17. Hello Faye,

    Could you please send me the homework as well? I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks for being such a blessing!
    Sharon

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