You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frountlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. (Deut. 11:18-19)
My word for the year for 2012 seems to be HOME. Since our physical home is so transient right now, I’m left wondering what “home” and being a “homemaker” really means. Many of us define home by stuff, schedules, friends, food… but what do you do when all that is taken away? When you’re left with only your family and none of the other things that help you make up a home?
So far I am discovering that, just as we’ve all heard, God needs to be the center of the home. But what does that really mean? Right now for me it means making time with Him a priority no matter the location. Even a few stolen minutes on a car ride or while the kids are playing, help center me and give me stability and peace, so I can be that for my family. I’m also trying to work time with God into the boys’ breakfast routine. That way, no matter our location, their day begins with God, and they can start learning to feel at home with Him, too.
I’ve added links to some of the books I like to teach Ethan and Liam with to the “Book Recommendations” link on the left (Now found under the “Friday Favs” tab at the top of the page ~updated 6/2012). You’ll also find a “Bible Resources” link for some of the online resources I like to use. I’ll be adding to both of these lists, so be sure to check back for more links later.