Hello, friends. Today has been so blessed thus far. I have been dealing with a good bit of physical pain (nothing to be worried about…just something most of us deal with), and I honestly have wanted to spend the day in bed! But the Lord has been so good. Despite not feeling my best, He has given me comfort. I’m also grateful that I have spent time making my home comfortable.
Over the past five years ago, I’ve come to the conclusion that I want to avoid traditional medicine whenever I can. As a whole, it just isn’t good for us. So I stay away from over the counter painkillers unless I really need relief. I’m so thankful that the migraines that I dealt with for twenty years are starting to wane. I feel like my age, along with better life habits, have helped with this.
Anyhow, today I’ve not had too many chores to do. I watered my garden yesterday, so today is an off day. I picked produce yesterday evening, too. Our school year is not quite ready to start, and I just need to process a couple of things and make goat cheese. Our milk is starting to accumulate from a single goat, and so I’m beginning to freeze homemade cheese for the winter months. I generally avoid dairy products, and the rest of my family aren’t huge dairy people, either. It has been such a blessing to have fresh raw milk for those who do consume it, though!
On days like these, I’m so glad to have a comfortable home. It isn’t perfect, or the most beautiful home you’ve ever seen. But it is filled with love. As a homemaker, my hope is to make the space comfortable for my family to enjoy. I have been able to relax and enjoy my children, even though I’m not feeling my best.
I’m thankful for comfortable couches and comfortable beds. I’m thankful for lovely paintings and family photographs.
But most of all, I’m thankful for the Lord’s presence. That is what makes our home the most comfortable. I’ve talked with Him throughout the day, and my spirit feels at peace to call this a day of rest.
My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation,Isaiah 32:18
In secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places…
The perfect will of God is for His people to dwell in peaceful habitations. This is one of the reasons that I’ve sought a comfortable, peaceful home. For us, the most peace comes when we live the undisturbed country life. I like to be away from the noise of our culture and let my children experience the noise of frogs and cicadas. I want to feel peace and comfort both in and outside of my home.
I think at times we become blind to what is going on around us. Funny story. My mother once said, “I live in such a safe neighborhood…well, there was that murder last month, but I still think it is really safe.” Friends, things like murder should not feel like they are a common, normal thing. We should not accept this as “safety” for our families.
If you do not feel comfortable or safe in your home, pray for the Lord to show you the way to a peaceful home. If you live your life for Him, He listens to your prayers. He will protect you and show you the way.
For now, I’m going to settle into my couch and enjoy my babies. Hopefully I will spend some time in the Scriptures. This sounds lovely, doesn’t it?
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope your day is blessed!