I am participating in "Making Your Home a Haven Fall 2010" hosted by Courtney at "Women Living Well".
Last week I did well with the challenge to light a candle everyday. I usually do this anyway. I also added the habit of praying for peace in my family and home. There were times when I actually sought out the flickering fame of the candle to pray for peace. I'm going to try to continue this and make a daily tradition.
The challenge for Week 2 is:
This week's challenge is two-fold also: Play soft music everyday in your home. Choose worship, classical or another form of peaceful music that the family enjoys. Focus on using peaceful words and maintaining peaceful relationships. Remind your family to avoid seething anger, tattling, criticism or back talk. Role model gentleness this week.
Peaceful words and peaceful relationships- I think having peaceful relationships is what we all dream of and I think that using peaceful words will go a long way toward accomplishing this in our home. If I can work on using peaceful words myself, then I can encourage others, especially my girls, to use peaceful words also. They mostly have a hard time speaking nicely to each other!
I sometimes wonder why we can speak so nicely to strangers and yet so be so nasty to the people we love. I'll definitely try to work on this and motivate my family to do so also.
So, this week as I see the flickering flame of the my candle, I'll be praying for peace in my home but also taking the first steps toward accomplishing this goal.
Come join along with Making Your Home a Haven. I know we all would like to have a little more peace.