I recieved this "family gems" email in my inbox today. It actually happened to be just what I needed to hear at that exact moment. Life has been a bit stressful lately, I know most people know what that is like :), I really need to work on staying calmer and working hard to always have our home be a place where the Spirit can dwell! I am grateful to a loving Heavenly Father who always ever so gently puts me in my place, I have some apologizing to do, to my husband that is, poor guy seems to always get the wrong end of the stick when I am in a bad mood. I'm sorry babe, I love you so much, I especially love that you love me even when I am grumpy!!
I came across this lovely blog a few days ago that I wanted to share. It is called
JOYS OF HOME. I really love this blog because the woman who the blog belongs to is so creative, she spends very little money making her home a beautiful place, and she inspires me to try harder to make my home a Sanctuary from the World for my family.
Does Your Home Have a Place for Gospel Priorities?
“Imagine that you are opening your front door and walking inside your home. What do you see, and how do you feel? Is it a place of love, peace, and refuge from the world, as is the temple? Is it clean and orderly? As you walk through the rooms of your home, do you see uplifting images which include appropriate pictures of the temple and the Savior? Is your bedroom or sleeping area a place for personal prayer? Is your gathering area or kitchen a place where food is prepared and enjoyed together, allowing uplifting conversation and family time? Are scriptures found in a room where the family can study, pray, and learn together? Can you find your personal gospel study space? Does the music you hear or the entertainment you see, online or otherwise, offend the Spirit? Is the conversation uplifting and without contention? That concludes our tour. Perhaps you, as I, found a few spots that need some ‘home improvement’—hopefully not an ‘extreme home makeover.’ ”
“Whether our living space is large or small, humble or extravagant, there is a place for each of these gospel priorities in each of our homes."