Friday, January 21, 2011
Christian Homekeeper's Journal
This week’s Journal is all about HOME
In my homey kitchen …..
My husband is roasting coffee beans and I have a partial loaf of homemade bread on the counter for toast in the morning. We had Kitchen Day (thank you, Large Family Logistics!) on Tuesday and I have all the beef browned for this week's meals, some chicken broth and meat, and a double batch of waffles all in the freezer.
My thoughts on being at home ……
I didn't grow up being at home much since I lived in a busy on-the-go ministry family. I didn't stay home much in my early days as a wife. It wasn't until I started having children that I realized the value of staying at home and not until recent years that I've learned to love it.
A constant habit I have of making my home comfortable is ….
straightening, picking up, erasing the evidence---whatever you want to call it. I cannot relax in clutter!
If I could change the decor of my home ….
it would be totally minimalist! Well, maybe not totally, but I'm loving open spaces more and knickknacks less. My former love for Victorian decor is satisfied by visiting an occasional tea room. I live in a house where the men outnumber the women 4 to 2 after all!
What I want my children/spouse/other family to remember about my home is …
they could be themselves...people are always more important than things...it's a place they love to be and come back to.
The place where we have our beginnings and find ourselves as children, the place we establish as we marry and form a new family, and the Place where we all will find ourselves ultimately with Jesus!