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's a place they love to be and come back to.

Home …
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!


  1. Minimalist wannabe here too. Especially when it comes to toys! How do you feel about that one - curious? I am getting more and more toward less is best kind of thinking. I think they get overwhelmed as easily as we do. Fun post. Have a blessed day!

  2. I AGREE!! Especially on the less is best part! :0) I HATE clutter and can't stand a ton of knick knacks taking up every available space!! I enjoy things looking nice, but my opinion of nice isn't loaded with every conceivable notion on one end table... :0)

  3. @Rebecca--I've talked about toys a little bit here and there, but we'll delve into it a little bit deeper with an upcoming series about Family Living in Small Spaces.

    @The LaVans--yes, too much takes away from the "pretty", doesn't it?