Peace in the Home

“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 24: 3-4)

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As we’re doing a bit more sheltering at home these days, it’s a time to connect to what’s important in our homes.  How have we, and how do we, fill our homes with the things that are most precious and pleasant?  What brings us pleasure?  What is precious?  Look around your home and find the things that bring you the most joy.  Take a moment with these things to recollect the memories they bring.

Some are taking this as an opportunity to reassess and do some cleaning house.  What goes?  What stays?  With good use of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge we can create a place for our most intimate family joys, comfort, and peace.  A sanctuary of personal presence with God, Grace, and Spirit.

For the Kids (and the kid at heart):  Look around your home and see what is most precious to you.  What would you carry out of the house on your back if you could only bring a few things with you?  Ask your parents what is most precious to them.   What would each of your parents carry out of the house on their back if they could only bring a few items?   For this exercise, we’re not including other people, pets, or important documents–it’s precious “stuff”, the things we don’t “need”, but wouldn’t want to live without?  Ask your parents (and grandparents) to tell you a story about their most precious treasures and then tell them yours.

A Blessing:  Bless this house and those within, Bless our giving and receiving, Bless our words and conversations, Bless our hands and recreation, Bless our sowing and our growing, Bless our coming and our going, Bless all who enter and depart, Bless this house, your peace impart.  –Helen Mary

*Blog Post Inspired by Day 26 of Grounded by Diana Butler Bass

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