Monday, October 4, 2010

Making "My" Home a Haven Week 1


I am participating in "Making Your Home a Haven Fall 2010" hosted by Courtney at "Women Living Well".

The challenge for Week 1 is:
Go buy an extra large candle and light a candle everyday in your home.  Each time the candle catches your eye, say a prayer for peace in your home.
This is an easy one for me.  I already do this every day.  Candles are a regular on my grocery list. 

I have one in the kitchen:



 and one in the family room on top the entertainment center:



Right now they are the same scent:  "Cinnamon Bun".

Courtney also asks "What makes a home a haven?"  The answer is, we do.  She goes on to describe two different types of women who have 2 very different types of homes.  Click here to see more about these two homes.

I want to live in Home #2 where the woman of the home is:

1.  Engaged in her family.
2.  Wise with time management.
3.  Has a pleasant demeanor.
4.  Is content.
5.  Prays

Maybe someday I'll get there.  With God's help!

Praying for our families is key.  As part of the candle challenge, I am going to pray for my family everytime I see the flickering of the candle flame.

Why don't you come join in as well?  Who wouldn't want to make her home a haven?

8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful idea. I normally light candles daily, but haven't used them as a reminder to pray for peace in the home. I love that idea. Thank you sharing it. The list from Home#2 is also beautiful. How blessed would my family be if that was the case. It would point them straight to their Loving Father. Thank you for this blog!

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  2. Wonderful post and something we all need to strive to do. Thanks. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Colletta ~

    I light candles almost daily in our home, too. It is now going to serve as a beautiful reminder to pray for our home, family and relationships...that peace would be one of the fruits manifested.

    It is a blessing to see so many other women joining in Courtney's challenge to be praying for peace.

    Blessings ~

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  4. I am all about a Comfy Cozy Home!

    I love the idea of praying for your family when you see a candle flicker.

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  6. Hello Colletta,
    It is so nice to have candles around the home. I have been having my quiet times with a candle next to me since my children were born. How inspiring to see so many women praying for the same request peace in our homes. I know the Lord will honor and bless us...

    Have a wonderful week,
    Virginia

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  7. Amen my friend! We do make a difference don't we? I pray for continuous blessings for you and your family as you continue lifting them up in prayer....

    Many Blessings,
    Melissa

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  8. A great idea...I always have candles out...and I love the cinnamon bun scent! I pray for my small family every night...
    Blessings to you and hoping you are having a great week!

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