Friday, July 27, 2012

Faithful Friday - "Fill Your Home With Peace"

For Christmas, we gave Joy a devotional book and it’s just precious and so personal. It’s written as love letters from God. As a matter of fact, the name of it is His Princess (Love Letters from Your King). I just love it. Many days Joy reads it aloud to me. Some days she does it alone. And some days I grab it and just read random letters. There are no set dates for each devotional, just pages of love letters on different subjects. It's very uplifting.

The one I want to share with you today is for all of us homemakers out there. I think you’re probably like me. Being keeper of your home means so much. As homemakers, we sometimes feel the pressure to do as others do in their homes, or to have what others have in their homes. Maybe we’re not always content. But what we must remember is that more than having things, or doing as others do, we need to decorate and adorn our home with love, joy, and memories! So today (for Faithful Friday) I want to share with you what I read (last night). It touched a chord with me and blessed my heart. I hope it does the same for you!

My Princess….Fill Your Home with Peace

I know how hard it is for you to feel content in your home when you’re always wanting one more thing to make it the perfect place. I long to give you beautiful things that turn a house into the haven of a home; but My princess, you must first learn to let Me build in you a place of peace and contentment. Do your best to rest in Me and wait for Me, and then I will give you what I know will benefit you the most. I want you to make your home a place that builds relationships and reflects who you are in Me. Remember that your loved ones need you more than any material thing. So decorate your home with joy, fill it with timeless memories, and create a safe place to grow up in Me.

Love, Your King and your Resting Place

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you; I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled….. John 14:27 (NIV)

Won’t you join us for Faithful Friday? You can link up your post on Joy’s blog, Doodlebug. Grab the button code (so you can link to her blog) either here on the page at the top of my blog labeled buttons or you can get it on Joy’s blog. We want to come visit and read your Faithful Friday post too! And if you just stopped by to read, thank you! Be sure and leave an encouraging comment though! It means so much!


I'm also linking up my strawberry freezer jelly recipe today with Lois (Walking on Sunshine) for Foodie Friend Friday Linky Party.  There's always great recipes.  Check it out!


♥ Tammy ♥


Karen said...

Tammy this is just the most perfect 'letter' from the devotional should be taken to heart for all of us.
What a sweet and wonderful gift to give to Joy and being the sweet wonderful daughter she is I'm so sure she loves it with all her heart.
Blessings and thanks for sharing.

renee said...

Hi Tammy,
I love devotionals as well. My mom is sending me a new one. It is an encouragement in this tough world to have some words of wisdom from anothers' perspective.
I have much respect for all moms, both working at home and outside the home. It is a tireless, effort that sometimes can bring us pain, but often brings us great joy.
I wish I could be home more, but I have to work, I just do what I can, and I am grateful for all the blessings God has bestowed on us.
Thank you for also praying for Brandon! He has been through a lot, and it's just hard to see that for me. The world is not always nice, as we know, but for a disabled person, it can be tougher.
Sad, but true.
I hope that you have a good weekend.
God bless,

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


I love that devotional book! It's so sweet and personal. :)

Thank you for participating in Faithful Fridays! Love you! 8!

Joy :)

Sharon said...

That is so beautiful and I want to thank you for posting it,
Have a nice weekend

Laura Lane said...

I really needed this today. My husband has invited about 20 people over that I don't know for a bbq Sunday.

We have a rather humble home. It's also in need of a deep cleaning. ~smile~

I need to remember that the focus is on people not things.

Blessings to you!

Paula said...

The book sounds wonderful, Tammy! I may have to pick a copy up myself. And beautiful words for every homemaker to remember!

Trace4J said...

Afternoon Friend
Just what I needed.
God's timing is just perfect.
Im gonna look for that book too.
Hugs & JOY

Angie said...

So true! The best thing to fill any home with is lots of love and memories. We are fortunate to have both of those in our house. I ams o happy I can finally read your blog again!! Yay! I have lots of catching up to do and know I will enjoy each minute of it. Enjoy your weekend, my sweet friend!

Hugs, Angie

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love it!!

bettyj said...

love that post Tammy. We all want/need our homes to be a place of peace. For ALL who enter it.