Giving Thanks, Homemaking

Give Thanks – 17: Home

“Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest,
For those that wander they know not where
are full of trouble and full of care;
To stay at home is best.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


The quote above is one of my favorites!  I love being at home.  Honestly, if I didn’t absolutely have to, I don’t know that I would ever leave.  And, I love that it is both my privilege and responsibility to turn our house into more than just a place to eat, sleep, and store our belongings. 


But, truthfully, this house is not ours.  It is a blessing from the Lord!  And, one that we, as a family, want to use to bless, encourage, and minister to others.  I want our home to be a center, not for “entertaining,” but for biblical hospitality…


Thank you, Lord, for this blessing.  May others be drawn to You because of how we use it.


(What are you thankful for today?  Hop on over to Rebecca Writes, and share what you are thankful for this month!)