“There is no place like home…”
In my previous post on using journals, day planners and calendars I mentioned my Daily Home Blessing and told you I’d share that with you in an upcoming post… so here it is. If you missed the last post, here’s a link to it.
Some of you may be wondering what my Daily Home Blessing is and how it applies to my home and life being more organized. Well… as a mother of six, keeping the children happy is a key to a happy home ;-) I’m sure whether you’re a parent or not, you’d agree.
My goal in the daily home blessing is two-fold:
1. To train my dear children in the fruits of the spirit and help them to apply these qualities to their daily lives.
2. …not just them, but myself.
We as wives and mothers strive to be a blessing in our homes… if you’re neither of these you’re still looking to feel peace and comfort in your home environment.
With that said, I feel that helping my children to be scheduled and strive for organization now, will help them tremendously when they have homes, garages, vehicles and more of their own. If they don’t learn now that everything has its place and everything in its place, when will they?
happy mom + happy children + organized home environment + structure
= Happy Home
… at least most of the time!
I believe that by teaching my children that they can find happiness and joy in applying these fruits to their everyday life, they’ll become happier and content… doesn’t always work right off the go, but I’m looking for long-term results.
I thought today I’d share what I did over the years with my older children. All though this practice has fallen by the way side over the last few years, reviewing it over again has stimulated me to get back into the process with my two youngest ones… and believe me, I think it’ll help!
My Daily Home Blessing
by Jean Smith
Goal: To train my dear children in the fruits of the spirit and help them to apply these qualities to their daily lives…
not just them, but myself.
Each day is assigned 1-2 fruits of the spirit (9 fruits in 7 days)
Daily Breakdown of the fruits…
Monday, Joy and Peace
Tuesday, Longsuffering and Gentleness
At lunch (or supper would be fine too) we talk about that days fruit and how we are trying to apply it to our day.
We talk about our successes as well as our failings for the day.
We encourage each other on in our weaknesses’ and strengths.
We also review the verse and I encourage the children to share their thoughts about it.
“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance;
against such there is no law.”
I believe that an organized and structured home provides a more peaceful environment and teaching my children to apply the fruits of the spirit is a step in that direction.