Want to Stay Home

Home is a wonderful place to be, if you build your home on the foundation of love.

For quite a while, I had struggled to be truly content and at peace in my own home. I had made up my mind that it didn’t make sense to invest in my home

  • because I wanted to be in a house anyway – not an apartment
  • because my kids destroy everything of value so I can’t buy nice things
  • because we could use the money for more important things

and the list went on and on.


2dfa28705fa03f8a97c5ed7ed2cad012Looking back, the deeper issue was that I did not want to sit still. I was restless. I didn’t want to be at home relaxing or thinking because I was a mess inside and who wants to clean up an unchecked mess? Well eventually, in God’s sovereignty, I became a stay-at-home mom and I had no choice but to stop and think.


It has been one of the most impactful changes in my life. Staying at home and building my home has been truly transformational to my heart and soul.

  • I have learned to enjoy the process of growth, instead of leaping violently from goal to accomplishment.
  • My life is more creative now, than conquering.
  • I have learned to make the most of what I have instead of exhausting myself in order to acquire what I don’t have.
  • I now have all the things that money can’t buy.

My life still isn’t perfect (it won’t ever be), but I have the fuzzy knots on my favorite throw/picnic blanket to comfort me. I have my resilient succulents that are just too strong to give up, for inspiration. I have the aroma of the richly scented sandalwood and myrrh candle that I picked out of 7 other scents to give me a sense of luxury after a day filled with oil changes, returning Redbox movies, vacuuming air filters, and cleaning ears. Praise God for speaking to my heart and allowing me to find the joy in making my house (apartment): a safe place, a quiet place, a place of laughter, a soft place, filled with delightful scents and uplifting music, the place that my favorite people come together and create memories in every room.

If your walls could talk would their voices exclaim of passions and pleasantries? Remember your passions. Ignite them again! Explore your pleasantries.


Proverbs 14:1 (NASB) The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.

Psalm 37:4 (NASB) Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.


Home is where good things are. Your favorite things. If the only thing you can control in this world is yourself, then the only place you can create your own environment is your home. Try it. If something is standing in your way, then pray. Pray without ceasing and watch God make a way where there was no way. It doesn’t matter whether you have a lot or a little. Too much time on your hands or not enough. Kids all over you or you & yourself. Your home should be your sanctuary. Take the time to be quiet enough to think about your home; you owe it to you.

Whatever you do, make it lovely and make it true.

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scriptures for your home

  • Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (NASB)

These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.


  • Joshua 24:15 (NASB)

15 If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”


  • Proverbs 15:6 (NASB)

Great wealth is in the house of the righteous, But trouble is in the income of the wicked.


  • Proverbs 24:3-4 (NASB)

By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; And by knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches.


  • Proverbs 31:27 (NASB) 27 She looks well to the ways of her household,

And does not eat the bread of idleness.


  • Mark 3:25 (NASB)

25 If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.


  • Hebrews 13:2 (NASB)

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Home is a wonderful place to be, if you build your home on the foundation of love.

For quite a while, I had struggled to be truly content and at peace in my own home. I had made up my mind that it didn’t make sense to invest in my home

  • because I wanted to be in a house anyway – not an apartment
  • because my kids destroy everything of value so I can’t buy nice things
  • because we could use the money for more important things

and the list went on and on.


2dfa28705fa03f8a97c5ed7ed2cad012Looking back, the deeper issue was that I did not want to sit still. I was restless. I didn’t want to be at home relaxing or thinking because I was a mess inside and who wants to clean up an unchecked mess? Well eventually, in God’s sovereignty, I became a stay-at-home mom and I had no choice but to stop and think.


It has been one of the most impactful changes in my life. Staying at home and building my home has been truly transformational to my heart and soul.

  • I have learned to enjoy the process of growth, instead of leaping violently from goal to accomplishment.
  • My life is more creative now, than conquering.
  • I have learned to make the most of what I have instead of exhausting myself in order to acquire what I don’t have.
  • I now have all the things that money can’t buy.

My life still isn’t perfect (it won’t ever be), but I have the fuzzy knots on my favorite throw/picnic blanket to comfort me. I have my resilient succulents that are just too strong to give up, for inspiration. I have the aroma of the richly scented sandalwood and myrrh candle that I picked out of 7 other scents to give me a sense of luxury after a day filled with oil changes, returning Redbox movies, vacuuming air filters, and cleaning ears. Praise God for speaking to my heart and allowing me to find the joy in making my house (apartment): a safe place, a quiet place, a place of laughter, a soft place, filled with delightful scents and uplifting music, the place that my favorite people come together and create memories in every room.

If your walls could talk would their voices exclaim of passions and pleasantries? Remember your passions. Ignite them again! Explore your pleasantries.


Proverbs 14:1 (NASB) The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.

Psalm 37:4 (NASB) Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.


Home is where good things are. Your favorite things. If the only thing you can control in this world is yourself, then the only place you can create your own environment is your home. Try it. If something is standing in your way, then pray. Pray without ceasing and watch God make a way where there was no way. It doesn’t matter whether you have a lot or a little. Too much time on your hands or not enough. Kids all over you or you & yourself. Your home should be your sanctuary. Take the time to be quiet enough to think about your home; you owe it to you.

Whatever you do, make it lovely and make it true.

e2efad268c7c3b0602b700e8b84032cf

scriptures for your home

  • Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (NASB)

These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.


  • Joshua 24:15 (NASB)

15 If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”


  • Proverbs 15:6 (NASB)

Great wealth is in the house of the righteous, But trouble is in the income of the wicked.


  • Proverbs 24:3-4 (NASB)

By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; And by knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches.


  • Proverbs 31:27 (NASB) 27 She looks well to the ways of her household,

And does not eat the bread of idleness.


  • Mark 3:25 (NASB)

25 If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.


  • Hebrews 13:2 (NASB)

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Home is a wonderful place to be, if you build your home on the foundation of love.

For quite a while, I had struggled to be truly content and at peace in my own home. I had made up my mind that it didn’t make sense to invest in my home

  • because I wanted to be in a house anyway – not an apartment
  • because my kids destroy everything of value so I can’t buy nice things
  • because we could use the money for more important things

and the list went on and on.


2dfa28705fa03f8a97c5ed7ed2cad012Looking back, the deeper issue was that I did not want to sit still. I was restless. I didn’t want to be at home relaxing or thinking because I was a mess inside and who wants to clean up an unchecked mess? Well eventually, in God’s sovereignty, I became a stay-at-home mom and I had no choice but to stop and think.


It has been one of the most impactful changes in my life. Staying at home and building my home has been truly transformational to my heart and soul.

  • I have learned to enjoy the process of growth, instead of leaping violently from goal to accomplishment.
  • My life is more creative now, than conquering.
  • I have learned to make the most of what I have instead of exhausting myself in order to acquire what I don’t have.
  • I now have all the things that money can’t buy.

My life still isn’t perfect (it won’t ever be), but I have the fuzzy knots on my favorite throw/picnic blanket to comfort me. I have my resilient succulents that are just too strong to give up, for inspiration. I have the aroma of the richly scented sandalwood and myrrh candle that I picked out of 7 other scents to give me a sense of luxury after a day filled with oil changes, returning Redbox movies, vacuuming air filters, and cleaning ears. Praise God for speaking to my heart and allowing me to find the joy in making my house (apartment): a safe place, a quiet place, a place of laughter, a soft place, filled with delightful scents and uplifting music, the place that my favorite people come together and create memories in every room.

If your walls could talk would their voices exclaim of passions and pleasantries? Remember your passions. Ignite them again! Explore your pleasantries.


Proverbs 14:1 (NASB) The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.

Psalm 37:4 (NASB) Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.


Home is where good things are. Your favorite things. If the only thing you can control in this world is yourself, then the only place you can create your own environment is your home. Try it. If something is standing in your way, then pray. Pray without ceasing and watch God make a way where there was no way. It doesn’t matter whether you have a lot or a little. Too much time on your hands or not enough. Kids all over you or you & yourself. Your home should be your sanctuary. Take the time to be quiet enough to think about your home; you owe it to you.

Whatever you do, make it lovely and make it true.

e2efad268c7c3b0602b700e8b84032cf

scriptures for your home

  • Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (NASB)

These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.


  • Joshua 24:15 (NASB)

15 If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”


  • Proverbs 15:6 (NASB)

Great wealth is in the house of the righteous, But trouble is in the income of the wicked.


  • Proverbs 24:3-4 (NASB)

By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; And by knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches.


  • Proverbs 31:27 (NASB) 27 She looks well to the ways of her household,

And does not eat the bread of idleness.


  • Mark 3:25 (NASB)

25 If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.


  • Hebrews 13:2 (NASB)

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.

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