Tonight I am posting the lesson from our last Keepers of the Home Meeting..
It was called..
Ten Ways to Make Life Lovely..
1.. Begin and end each day with God..
It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening,
When you do this it is kind of like having a soft cushion to fall back on when things don't go right in your day..
He provides you with strength that is needed..
He shall call on me and I will answer Him..
Such a blessing to go through life knowing that God is as close as the mention of His Name..
Your home will be blessed when He comes first..
2..Love your family.
Plan, pray and play with them..
Nurture and care for them..
Make plans for them..
Enjoy each stage of their lives..
Let them know that they are loved and how important they are to you... And always find time to pray with them but also to play with them..
Let them know that their parents love each other and them and that God is the centre of their home..
3..Have a decently cleaned home..
If you are a less then your best then try to improve..
Organize, clean and decorate..
Make it a pleasant haven for your family..
If you are a clean freak then lighten up a bit and make sure that your family is comfortable and allowed to live in their home..
(spotlessly, of course, smile. )
4..Have wonderful meals..
No matter who cooks them..
Plan for them and let everyone get involved with the preps..
Making your own meals saves money and is much healthier..
Eat fresh foods..
Serve late meals on weekends so everyone can be included..
Share the tasks and teach your children to prepare meals and set the table, fill the glasses and fold the napkins..
Have fun.. Laugh and enjoy your dear ones..
During the week..
Make a big effort for the whole family to sit around the table for at least one meal a day and chat with each other..
Family and Food go together..
Say the blessing..
5..Take wonderful care of your bed...
There is something so lovely as a nice crisp fresh bed..
Change it regularly..
Hang out sheets and blankets when you can..
Save up money and try to buy beautiful bedding on sale..
Consider a cozy duvet and try to buy one..
Make some of this freshner for your sheets..
I called it Between the Sheets and used to sell it in my shop..
You can find the recipe..HERE
Be sure your children's beds are lovely and clean, too..
This is a memory that they will not forget..
6..Have a list of self-satisfying projects to do..
Just whatever you love to do..
If you are not creative then do what turns your crank..
Clean closets, drawers and such.. Organize some things..
Do a study on herbs..
Learn a new language..
Study back to basics living and figure out how to live off the grid.
Just don't give over to depression..
Keep your mind occupied by being creative in your own way...
Do it in your way..
Go large or go home..
No .. just kidding..
Give a tea party or just coffee for two..
Make a dinner for several friends or have a supper club..
This is something that is good for your heart..
It fills you with satisfaction when you have so many happy people about who are your friends.. Set the table, put out the food and enjoy yourselves .. Your children benefit from your efforts, too..
They learn that friends are important and put these memories away in their hearts..
8.. Take care of yourself..
Eat healthy, lots of activities, take your vitamins, and drink lots of water..
Indulge yourself with creams and such that you love..
Take long candlelit baths and curl up and read a book or whatever you do to relax..
Have special scents for your home as well as yourself..
Maybe one of your projects could be to make a special little spot just for you..
Make it your place to pray and meet the Lord there ..
9..Keep a Journal..
So many kinds of journals...
Daily, prayer, gratitude, recipe, decor, garden or photos..
When our first grandson was born I bought a special journal to record whatever about this precious gift we were being given..
His name is Jared and it became my Jared Journal..
He is 18 now..
How the years have flown..
Someday I may show it to him.. smile..
10.. Have a thankful heart..
The Lord loves a thankful heart and I pray that I have one..
Every day I am blessed and want to be thankful..
for the blessings of yesterday, today and tomorrow..
And so dear hearts this is all for today..
I hope this will bless you in some way..
We all have our strengths and weaknesses...
Our highs and lows ..
The only thing we can depend on is our Lord..
He makes our life lovely..
I need to put some of these things in effect in my own home and life ..
Which ones spoke to you the most?
I want to entertain more..
Keep my house cleaner..
Take better care of myself..
Make sure God is always foremost in my life and home..
And I need to be more thankful..
I am grateful you dropped by and I love hearing from you..
Hope you had a great day..
We went to church for two blessed services this morning, went out to dinner with some dear friends and then had a sweet visit from our son and his family...
Now, I finish my day by chatting with you..
Life is good and I am blessed.
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