Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hearts for Home

My fellow Aussie mum, Gae, from Cherished Hearts at Home has started this beautiful initiative for centering our motherly hearts for home, this is what Gae has to say:

"In today’s busy and aggressive society mothers at home are not given much encouragement to be committed to their role in being home.

In my weekly 'Hearts for Home' post I am encouraging myself and others to commit to thinking about what 4-6 things we can do each week to bring our thoughts, prayers and actions to keeping our 'Hearts for Home'.

I am praying that a spirit of gentleness, generosity in thoughts and time along with loveliness and grace would lead us to be all that God wants us to be.

I pray also that each person involved in 'Hearts for Home' would also pray for any others involved as well."
My List for this week is:

1. To focus on the child who needs my extra love and attention, my wisdom and understanding.

2. Continue to 'spring clean' in winter! Working on blinds and curtains, washing, cleaning and mending, giving a lovely fresh look to the main rooms.

3. With school holidays just finished, routine has suffered of late, this needs to become my priority again, order and routine are a blessing, I need to remind myself of that.

4. I'm still pondering hospitality, but not just in being a good hostess, how to I project myself to people at all times? I'd like to think fairly well, but I want to spend time thinking in what ways I can improve because there is always room for improvement sometimes in ways that can surprise you.


~ Judy ~ said...

Thank you for this list :)
I will ponder "hospitality" in the way you have described......
Funny to think of winter as I bake here in the humidity of summer, LOL!
Routine and order...worthy goals...
Great list! Thanks for sharing!

Gae said...

Dear Anne,
Routine is something I am trying to get on track. It is a never ending cycle of, on again off again, depending on what is happening in our lives.
I constantly struggle with this as I feel, I and the children NEED it for a calm househod.
My prayers are with you this week.
God Bless