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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Day 29 - Giving Life to Your Home

It has been quite awhile since I have really cleaned! I am finally coming out of the icky prego phase and I'm ready to start getting back to normal. First things first - I need some life in my cave of a home! It has not been a place of refuge for awhile, but today, that will change.

Today, we give life!

All women have the capacity to be lifegivers if they accept this beautiful calling. Lifegiving, in its most basic sense, is raising life above the level of mere existence. We give life physically and spiritually, in many forms. We also give life intellectually, socially, and artistically. We as women have been blessed with the very nature of lifegiving! At its core, lifegiving is all about love.
What are some specific ways we give life?

  • Our Words
  • Our Home - Decorating, preparing meals, creating an atmosphere of peace, hospitality
  • Education - To yourself, your children, or others
  • Church - Using your gifts
  • Socially
  • Culture and the Arts
  • Heritage and Traditions - Enriching the lives around you

How can you give life to your home today? Perhaps it's finally ironing all those clothes that have piled up in the ironing basket. Maybe it's getting some fresh flowers to brighten your home and enlighten your senses. You could clean out your night stand, scrub under the fridge, organize your closet, etc.

I would love to hear what lifegiving ideas you have for the home and what you will be doing/have done to bring life to your home today!

Have fun making your home a refuge!

31 Days to Clean - jump in anywhere! (I know I have some catching up to do on adding all the days - I'll get to it as soon as I can!)


Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Very nice! I'm going to work on finishing a straightening up of the bedroom to make it a more restful area. That's about it for today (was gone most of the day).

Blissful Nikki said...

I am working on this too! A little every day makes a big difference! :)

Debbie J. said...

I have been fall cleaning my house, one area per week. BUT, I've been in the kitchen for 2 weeks... :o) starting the third week with little progress.

The areas I've finished make me feel so much better about my home.

I put out some touches of fall, lit a fall scented candle and opened the kitchen window to let in the cool morning air, this past weekend.

I've been trying some new recipes, that I'm sure my guys will like and planning to cook more soups, chili and stews in the coming cooler weeks.

Glad your pregnancy sickness is better. Now you can coast into the real work of the thing (motherhood!).

Debbie J.