Today is week 1 of the Making Your Home a Haven Challenge
Here is the challenge from Courtney's blog: 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
In Courtney's post, she speaks of the 'slow pace' we are to create in our home. I nearly fell off my chair. Our home is far from slow-paced!
Today is a public holiday in our city and rather than lounging round, I was up early (thanks to daylight savings!) and made a long list of things to be done today. I set about doing them, and when I had run out of tasks I could do on my own, I woke my husband and enlisted his help (and in reality I could have done those things by myself too!). THEN, after all that was done I sat down and too exhausted to finish the last two tasks, allowed my husband to finish them for me! Hardly the restful, content woman I want to be for him!
So I have lit my candle, and while he is out, I will try to finish a few more things so that when he comes home we can spend time together, and just rest! My prayer is to be a source of rest for my household, not the generator of stress!
Are you lighting a candle today? What will your prayer be?