“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
Christmas decorations are packed away and a new calendar is hung with care. Now, I’m free to release the reservoir of thoughts I have for the coming year. Welcoming abstract ideals into my concrete world brings a fresh approach to daily living – especially this time of year.
New beginnings are coming for our family in small ways and large. Fresh starts and new mercies await us in the year ahead.
My part is to extract what is most precious from the busy work of life’s demands. My motive? To redeem our home and family life from unwelcome chaos and debris that has attached itself to our culture through the months. I delight in restoring our home to a place of unity in purpose and heart.
To silence the clamor and make room for delicacies is what makes family life an art form. [Read more...]