My heart breaks as I hold their little bodies straining at my arms, reaching out and screaming at the door that just closed.
I hear the car drive off and hope that I can soothe their little hearts soon.
Maybe Thomas the Train or a sweet snack will help?
Its a hard week, because after nearly a month off, my husband has returned to work. The kids have grown used to having him around all day and they simply don’t understand that daddy has to go to work to provide for us.
We need an extra dose of peace.
Today I lit my candle to remind me to pray for this precious gift of family God has given me. The flame is a reminder to keep my own heart in check, to maintain a meek and quiet spirit in my home while the scent reminds me to offer up prayers for each of them throughout the day.
This week I’ve added peaceful music. Well, sometimes it’s more lively – because it’s a lot more fun to clean your home to fun, joyful music. But when we need that extra dose of peace, I turn to my peaceful, worship music.
I have found that low-key worship music really helps to keep a low-key atmosphere. We like low-key around here. A couple of years ago, I downloaded what most people would consider a “vintage worship album” – I remember most of these songs from when I was a kid. It is called “The Very Best of Praise” by Maranatha! Music
I have found that doing things to remind me to stay intentional about maintaining a peaceful heart and atmosphere in the home not only affects my family but it also helps keep me focused on Jesus Christ throughout the day.
I often find myself spontaneously praying as I do certain chores or meditating on the scripture I read that morning.
Do you find your home is often chaotic and filled with the noise of TV or fighting? Would you like to take some intentional steps to bring a more peaceful atmosphere to your home?
Why not join us as we follow Courtney at Women Living Well on this 4-week journey to making our home a haven for our families.