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This month I was excited to join in with Courtney from Women Living Well as she does her “Making our Homes A Haven” fall series. She hosts this series every year and every year I participate . Of course I am able to refocus on my family and the tone of the house seems to benefit as well.
For her first challenge Courtney asks for you to light a candle daily and to use this candle as a reminder to pray for peace in your home. Often times we for get to actually pray over our homes and those in it. The candle helps me to always remember. Now I place mine in the living room because this is the room that I spend the most time in. In the living room is where I play with the children, where I do my devotions, where my family gathers for family time and it is also where I write to you all. So placing my candle in this room made more sense for me.
So why are we praying for peace in our homes? A lot of times I think that we as women we get stressed over the possible tensions in our home. Mom’s you know what I am talking about. I mean we have the kids arguing with each other, bills we are juggling and well this list could go on forever. Praying for peace helps calm us. It helps sooth us. I have no doubt in my mind that God steps in and takes control.
Now does this mean that our kids are not going to argue? Nope
Does this mean that our bills are just going to pay themselves? Nope
Does this mean that our deadlines will all be met? Nope
What it does mean is that we are allowing God to step in. We are allowing Him to step in. We are allowing Him to provide us with peace and comfort.
We ladies hold the keys to a lot of things in our homes. One of the main keys we hold is the one that controls the mood in our homes. Don’t you think that it is time that we invite God in to help us promote a peaceful environment?
Now it is time for the Salt & Light Link Up Party
Be the Salt & the Light to the world this week and share:
- Faith in Jesus – What inspired your faith walk with Jesus
- Marriage – What touched your heart for your spouse
- Singleness – What has inspired you to reach out to God
- Mothering – What encouraged you to be the best mom you can be this week
- Health – A new recipe that you hope to bless your family with, or health tip that will benefit your family
- Service – A story of service that touched you
- Finances – A tip that will serve your family well
- Homemaking – Inspiration to make your home a haven for your husband, kids, and guests
- Time – Share a story that opened your eyes to the use of time in our life
- Beauty – A reminder of what beauty really is in a world that tries so hard to
Mandy, Marissa, Misty and I are picking our own favorites each week to feature, so make sure to check out both of our sites to see if you were featured. My favorite this week is My 5 Favorite Encouraging Bible Verses by Jenny at Women With Intention .
Your Chance to be Salt & Light
More specifically, how are we as blogging mommies, wives, women, being salt & light towards others online?
Here is your chance to generously sprinkle some salt and shine a light: a link up where you share a post that you enjoyed recently from someone else’s blog or website.
Make sure to follow Marissa, Bridget, Misty and Mandy so you don’t miss future opportunities to be Salt & Light to others! Oh and check out Salt & Light’s pinterest board… your post might just show up there!
The fine print: Please understand that by linking up with the Salt & Light, you are agreeing to allow Rays of Grace & Joy, or Becoming a Godly Wife to feature you in a future post. That includes a link to your post, and a picture you’ve used on that post. You are also allowing Rays of Grace & Joy or Becoming a Godly Wife to share any post you link up with pinterest, facebook, twitter and/or google+. Also, by posting in this hop, you are allowing your email address to be used for a weekly reminder of the hop – your email will not be used for any other purpose, period.
Image credit:I would like to invite you to my Facebook group Christian Homemakers in Training where we dive into homemaking, motherhood, marriage and group devotions. After all, we all need a safe place to grow together, right?