Accepting Our Homes

(A peek at my home earlier this year. Welcome, friends!)

I love being at home, and even cleaning it isn’t that bad. Today was our “home blessing” day, and I cleaned toilets, swept floors, and washed windows. After an hour or two, it felt like such a comfortable and beautiful place. Now I’m settled in for a relaxing evening and writing to you, dear reader.

Today I was thinking about our home and how grateful I am for it, and I’d love to share a few thoughts with you.

As wives and mamas (especially ones who stay home all day), I know sometimes our homes can feel stifling. I used to wish that I could leave my home more often, instead of thinking of ways to improve it and take care of it.

As I’ve grown older, I realized how misguided my thinking was. I’ve been given this place to live by God! My husband and I have worked hard to pay it off, and it is my domain! I have been asked to tend to it and make it beautiful. What could be better?

If you think of it, God is the one who decided we should live where we do. As such, I should be very grateful for it, because He knows best. He knows every little thing we need, and provides for us.

What message are we sending our families and friends if we complain about our homes? In retrospect, I’ve realized I’ve done this before and I truly regret it. One home in particular, I complained a lot about. Ugh. I wish I could take it back now!

I’m in my early-forties, and I can see the hand of God on my life and the “why” behind a lot of our homes now. What I thought was a burden was really a blessing. I see now why certain doors were closed when with all my heart I hoped they would open.

Life is funny that way, isn’t it?

No matter where we live, God wants it to be a peaceful place for our families to dwell in. Peace brings about so many blessings!

I’d love to encourage you to take one step to make your home more peaceful or beautiful today. This will definitely bless both you and your family!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends.

Blessings, Nicole

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