Monday, December 19, 2011
i woke up to a totally new house today. thank you, blue living room, for perking up this old girl (fern, i mean :))
i have been thinking about home alot. this weekend, i had some of my worship friends over for brunch, and yesterday, i noticed how peaceful the house seemed since the gathering.
i immediately started thinking about how i have not yet asked God to bless my new home. and i actually googled 'house blessings' because although i remember doing that with mabel, it was a long time ago. i want to get it right ....
here's something i found. i really like the whole thing:
We dedicate this home to love and understanding.
May its joys and sorrows be shared
and the individuality of each person
who lives and visits here appreciated.
We dedicate this home to work, and rest and play.
May our home have joy and high fellowship,
with kindness in its voices and laughter running within its walls.
We dedicate this home to friendly life.
May its doors open in hospitality
and its windows look out with kindness toward other homes.
We dedicate this home to cooperation.
May its duties be performed in love,
its furnishings bear witness that the work of others
ministers to our comfort,
and its table remind us that God works with us
for the supply of daily needs.
We dedicate this home to the appreciation
of all things good and true.
May the books bring wisdom,
the pictures symbolize things beautiful,
and the music bring joy and inspiration.
We dedicate the time and talent of those who live here
to help build a world in which every family
may have a home of comfort and fellowship.
We dedicate this home as a unit in the Church universal,
an instrument of the Kingdom of God,
a place of worship and Christian training
and a threshold to the life eternal.
i'm looking forward to this week, and to the big 'build-up' to christmas. in the words of 'elf' - this week is my favorite.
ps. for those of you that think i am some kind of crafting super hero, please take note of the trays that i was all braggy about making last week....
yeah. epoxy is not my friend. 'nuff said.
i did follow up with a quick craft last night, turning an old book into a photo / card display. that one did not involve epoxy, and took about 5 minutes. love.
i pray that God blesses you this week, with peace and kindness and the love that can come only from Him! woo hoo! and that is goooooooood stuff.
Posted by bobbione8y at 7:31 AM