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The first challenge in this series, as stated by Courtney is:
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. Do what makes sense for your family. 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
Isn't that easy? I love lighting candles this time of year anyway - it is cool and crisp outside and the candle just warms up the room. I light a candle in my living room every day since that is the room we spend the most time in currently. I have a Yankee Candle - Autumn Harvest - that my mom picked up for me that is my current candle of choice :-) I love that this particular spot in my home is one that walk by several times .. an hour . . so it is an easy reminder to pray. (If you are not a candle lover - pick something else to make your focus . . maybe get a frosted glass and put a battery operated tea light in it so it looks like a candle!)
What really makes your home a haven? Very simply, it is not the things we have or do not have but rather, it is YOU! You are the key to making the home a haven.
I would like to urge you to click HERE and read the fantastic post that was written about two types of home - which one do you fall into? The distant or engaged home. Like Courtney, I strive to be in Home #2 (the engaged home) but many times a week . .. a day, even, I find myself in home #1! So this week, I'm going to be praying that I can work towards being a Proverbs 14:1 woman: "The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down".
If you choose to participate, you can leave a comment here or over on Women Living Well (but I would love to know too!) and/or you can write a post about what you are doing and link up with Courtney on Wednesday!