Friday, January 23, 2015

Home {aka your mission field}



Have you ever given much thought to how your home appears to others. Don't get me wrong, I know that our homes should reflect us and we should never design our homes for others, but how does your home feel to others? Is your home chaotic and out of order? I really struggle with balance in this area. It can be really hard to have a home that is just clean enough or just orderly enough. 

Our church has a little sign that you pass when leaving the parking lot that has always intrigued me. It says, "you are now entering your mission field". That's so true isn't it? Everything after leaving the church really is our mission field. I don't have a fancy career or letters after my name, but I do have a home that was given to us by God, and I think it is my calling for that home to be my mission field, not only to my family, but to others as well.

I want our home to reflect that, to be a place where others can come and seek respite if necessary or unload their troubles or just drink coffee and giggle lots. This blog is an extension of our home. I've just come to realize this. I welcome y'all into our home and into my heart through each post I write.

Consider your home your mission field and be amazed at the changes you may make. 

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12 comments:

  1. Yes! Love this post. :-)

    Have blessed day...
    Sherri

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  2. Amen to that, I agree. Love your blog. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much Terri! So happy to have you here!

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  3. What a lovely thought - warms the heart!

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  4. Your house is too stinkin' cute. I just love it.

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  5. Love it! These are great thoughts. I struggle with not getting stressed out trying to make sure everything is "perfect" when I know I have company coming over. I'm striving to be more relaxed and "real" so that others will feel comfortable and relaxed in my home. A goal I've set for myself this year is that once a month we'll invite a family from the church over for dinner. We've done this on occasion, and even held a gathering or two in our home, but I've never really focused on hospitality as a ministry of sorts. But that's one of my goals for the year. The good Lord has blessed me with cooking skills so I intend to share that with others and pray that we can be a blessing to others through our food and fellowship. :)

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    1. That is a most wonderful idea! Hospitality is a ministry- thank you for that reminder!

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  6. Love this--thank you so much for sharing this!

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    1. You are so welcome! Thank YOU for stopping by!

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