Monday, November 8, 2010

Welcome Thoughts

If your Monday is like mine -- filled to the brim with housekeeping chores -- perhaps you will appreciate these thoughts from favorite author Emilie Barnes: "The spirit of welcome begins in your own heart, in your own attitudes. It has its birth in your willingness to accept yourself as God's child and to be grateful for your place in God's family, your true spiritual home."

"With that foundation, welcome becomes a way of life. You open your life to others instead of shutting them out. You learn to see your encounters with people as gifts instead of viewing them as hindrances or distractions."

"And you treasure your close relationships for what they are -- gifts from God. With that attitude, a smile and a hug become as important to the spirit of welcome as a candle and a pot of stew."

-- Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveliness

I pray that all the tasks we do today to bring order to our homes will bring honor to God and blessings to our families. And that we will remember that today's chores are expressions of love -- each task a blessed opportunity to tell our families ...

Welcome Home.


Shell in your Pocket said...

Great reminder!

sandy toe

Jennifer P. said...

So nice to read to the bottom of your blog and get my much missed dose of peace. You are more of a source of inspiration to people near and far than you know.

All the best to you :)

Pat said...

I needed to hear that today as I double up on housekeeping chores in preparation for the upcoming holidays! I also wanted to send you a personal email but I can't find your email info anywhere. Could you send me a way to contact you please?

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