Thursday, January 28, 2016

Some Homemaking Inspiration

“I believe that a godly home is a foretaste of heaven. Our homes, imperfect as they are, must be a haven from the chaos outside. They should be a reflection of our eternal home, where troubled souls find peace, weary hearts find rest, hungry bodies find refreshment, lonely pilgrims find communion, and wounded spirits find compassion.”
― Jani Ortlund
 
 
“It's sad if people think that's (homemaking) a dull existance, [but] you can't just buy an apartment and furnish it and walk away. It's the flowers you choose, the music you play, the smile you have waiting. I want it to be gay and cheerful, a haven in this troubled world. I don't want my husband and children to come home and find a rattled woman. Our era is already rattled enough, isn't it?”
Audrey Hepburn
 

 
“It is true that all men are created in the image of God, but Christians are supposed to be conscious of that fact, and being conscious of it should recognize the importance of living artistically, aesthetically, and creatively, as creative creatures of the Creator. If we have been created in the image of an Artist, then we should look for expressions of artistry, and be sensitive to beauty, responsive to what has been created for us” (p. 32).”
― Edith Schaeffer,
The Hidden Art of Homemaking   

 
 
“I am sure that there is no place in the world where your message would not be enhanced by your making the place (whether tiny or large, a hut or a palace) orderly, artistic and beautiful with some form of creativity, some form of ‘art’ (p. 213).”
― Edith Schaeffer, The Hidden Art of Homemaking
 
 
Have a wonderfully blessed day everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
Angel

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    1. Thank-you! I thought it was adorable, and could not pass up! :D

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  2. Ah ... this is beautiful, Angel! And so inspiring to me. One lesson I'm learning now is that my joy in taking care of my home should be sharpened, growing and is totally okay to invest in.

    Thanks for helping me along!

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    1. Than-you Frannie! These were welcome reminders for me as well. I sometime feel as if I make too big a deal in making it "pretty". But beautifying our homes is just plain good for our souls. Especially if it creates a calming, welcoming atmosphere in a crazy busy day. :)

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  3. Angel, your parcel has arrived! Thank you so much for all the delightful gifts.

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Well hello there! Thanks for stopping by! I LOVE to hear from you all out there. Just please remember to keep everything kind and Christ-like. In the words of that wise papa rabbit, "If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all". :)