I hope you've enjoyed a lovely weekend! Pleasing to You is having a 100th Post Party and is asking everybody to link up posts about JOY! Since I wrote here about how I want to find JOY to make my home sing, I thought it would be a good post to link up! Go there to read what brings others joy!
I've been wanting to start working on making my home sing, so this meme is perfect! I plan to take on a new homemaking project each week. I'll post about them on Mondays as part of trying to make my home sing (and maybe even linking to Tackle It Tuesdays at 5M4M).
I will take on my first project this week and post about it next Monday. My first project will be making homemade yogurt. I already have the recipe and my hubby is very excited for me to attempt it!
I was inspired today to try to focus on JOY when it comes to being a homemaker. I will be honest - I struggle greatly with homemaking. I'm a stay-at-home mom with 1 son who attends a Christian school. I have the time and the ability to take wonderful care of my home and family. I have no excuses. So why oh why do I constantly fall short? I know it is sin in my heart. I believe it is selfishness and rebellion. I want to do what I WANT to do and cleaning floors and washing dishes are not high on that list! And I certainly don't WANT to do something that I'm told I HAVE to do! Sounds childish, doesn't it?
I am childish, but I am also a child of God. I was reminded today of just how very blessed we are as children of God! I don't deserve all the things that the Lord has blessed me with, but He has blessed me just the same. I WANT to shift my thinking to consider the things that I have to do as things that I get to do. I WANT to be a blessing to my family. But I can't do that...on my own! I HAVE to ask for God's help. He can help me overcome these struggles and make that shift. He can help me make my home sing! Instead of being a reluctant homemaker, I can be a homemaker filled with JOY!
I hope that you'll stay with me on this journey. And I do ask for your prayers in this area my friends. It means so much to me to know that I have your support!
Oh, and just so you're not overly impressed by my chocolate and dessert creations, you should know that behind every yummy picture is a complete kitchen disaster! :)
Have a JOY-filled week!
Stop by Mom's The Word to see how others are making their home sing! I'll see you back here tomorrow for Tea For Two-sday!