Aren't those just beautiful! What wonderful reminders to keep our eyes and hearts focused on what is truly the heart of relationship and hospitality.
I was out and about yesterday running errands for a friends bridal shower and I found myself daydreaming of things I would love for my home (Home Goods can do that to you). I often read blogs and see so many amazing ideas, and I'd love to invite these ladies into my home to redecorate. Sometimes if I'm not careful I can begin to get a bit bummed out, even envious and I need to give myself a swift kick in the hiney! Instead of becoming envious of what others might have or all of the things I saw that I'd love to buy, I began to think of how I could get creative with what I have and the $$ I have.
It's all a matter of keeping things in perspective. Do I want to decorate my home to impress, or to create an atmosphere in my home that my family, more than anyone else, wants to dwell in and feels at peace and safe in. Do I want to cook foods that will impress my guests, or to nourish my family first and foremost and bring joy to their lives. If no one ever came to my home again, would my family feel like our home was a sanctuary and refuge for them. Would they feel like they were the most important people on the earth to me.
Well, I've probably rambled on way too much and could've stopped at the quotes, but just thought I'd share my heart, no matter how rambling it is.
I think I'll go light a candle now and enjoy the fragrance.
With Joy UNquenchable,