I totally did NOT come up with this concept, but I absolutely LOVE it and am going to practice it this year, so I wanted to share it with you all. This is the Women Living Well’s 6th Annual “Making Your Home a Haven” Fall Challenge. Each week Courtney gives one practical tip and one spiritual tip that you can do to create a haven in your home.
Here’s the topic schedule:
Week 1: October 7th -Go buy an extra large candle and light a candle everyday in your home.
I will be starting mine in the morning but you can start yours at dinner time or whenever is convenient for you. I will be placing mine in the kitchen – the main hub of my home. Each time the candle catches your eye, say a prayer for peace in your home.
Live out the fruit of the Spirit of peace and patience this week.
Week 2: October 14th – Play soft music everyday in your home.
Choose worship, classical, jazz or another form of peaceful music that the family enjoys. Focus on using peaceful words and maintaining peaceful relationships.
Live out the fruit of the Spirit of gentleness and self-control this week.
Week 3: October 21st – Keep the candle burning, the music playing and plan a Family Fun Night.
Have a pillow party in the family room and get out every blanket and pillow in the house and be cozy with the kids or your hubby! Even if you live alone you can do this. Enjoy a cozy evening of hot cider and caramel corn. Bust out some old fashioned games and take the time to savor these moments with your loved ones.
Live out the fruit of the Spirit of kindness and joy this week.
Week 4: October 28th – Focus on the kitchen, the heart of the home.
Cook things with pleasant aromas like homemade bread, pies, and cookies. Don’t wait to have a reason to make something special – do it simply to show love to your family. Invite your kids and/or hubby to cook along side of you – make memories in the kitchen – test tasting, being creative, laughing and loving. Remember the importance of dinner time around the table as a family.
Live out the fruit of the Spirit this week by showing love, goodness and faithfulness to your family.
By Courtney Joseph from womenlivingwell.org
So week one is up! I’m giving you an excuse to go shopping for a new fall scented candle! I pass by Bath and Body Works all the time and am always so tempted to go in there, but I know I’ll end up buying the whole store. So tonight, I’m definitely GOING IN! They have a ton of new scents that I can’t wait to test.
What’s your favorite fall scent?