Especially, last December when there was a full week devoted to this topic. That week was very special in our home. It was such a pure feeling to be home and focusing on home, on those I love and on keeping God's Word in my heart. I have been yearning for this again and my home needs the attention. Perhaps I need to set aside one week like this each month!
So, with Crystal's blessing - I am going to be hosting a week of Making Your Home A Haven here! I hope you will join me November 10-14!
I'm planning a day on each of these themes:
Inviting & Giving
What does it mean to make our homes into havens?
First, I looked up the meaning of the word haven: 1. harbor, port; 2. a place of safety, refuge; 3. a place offering favorable opportunities or conditions.
This definition fits perfectly with what we think of home as. A place we can count on, a place to go to ~ indeed, a refuge.
To me - it means being intentional about investing in my home. The actual dwelling, those who live there, time together, and of course, others who will enter. Being focused on God in light of our responsibilities at home creates a precious view of our homes and our families.
What does it mean to you? I hope you will come back next week and join in the fun! I'll have a Mr. Linky set up so we can visit each other's havens and encourage one another in this endeavor! If you don't have a blog, but want to participate - you can just leave a comment sharing what you are doing in your haven!
"He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men. Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people and praise him in the council of the elders."