Peace in My Home: Day 16 OBS

Welcome to the fourth week of the online Bible study for Christmas Peace for Busy Moms!  I have prayed over you and this study for months, and I’m so excited to meet with you here.

Our theme verse for this week:

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Find the printable Bedside Reminder Card of this verse here.


Please refer to Day 16 of the book as we discuss Peace in my Home.

 

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In today’s study we take our cue from the Proverbs 31 woman, who had such grace and quiet power to shape her home into a peaceful haven.  She was an ideal homemaker, blessing her family through her words and actions, always seeking ways to improve their lives.

Today I want us to focus on the deeper meaning of our perfect-world pin-grabbing and photo sharing.  I want to seek the deeper value of our dusting, sweeping, and washing.  What is the true purpose of all our efforts as moms who literally serve as home-makers?

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I like this quote from The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming:

…the homes we make, in all their refuge and comfort, are simply stand-ins for the true home we were made to desire.  Our homemaking is but a way of walking well toward the place our Lord promised to prepare for us (see John 14:3).

Authors Sally & Sarah Clarkson create a beautiful picture of homemaking in The Lifegiving Home.  The book is divided by seasons and offers many ideas for creating a peaceful atmosphere.

I like this peaceful idea for December.  The Clarkson family holds an annual Christmas tea for women.  They offer a lovely menu of soup, quiche, salads, and rich desserts.  Then Sally asks a single question of each woman, a thoughtful, reflective question.  The discussion promotes honesty and fellowship.  The Clarksons send each woman home with a tree ornament tied to a theme, like a teacup with this sentiment: “Drink the cup God has given you and accept it as grace.”

I can see myself offering a simplified Christmas tea in my home.  I can ask everyone to bring a dish to simplify the process.  Choosing questions from Christmas Peace for Busy Moms, I can foster a peaceful discussion.  I want to create peaceful memories with friends and family in my home, and a Christmas tea party may be the door to undiscovered peace.

Questions for you:

Look up John 14:1-3.  How do you gain peace from this verse, knowing what Jesus is preparing for you now?

Skim Proverbs 31:10-31.  What verse inspires you for peacemaking in your home?


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  • I keep hearing about Sally and Sarah’s book — guess I need to check it out.
    We do overlook the value of peacemaking, not only in our homes, but everywhere!

    • Sarah

      Michele, I highly recommend their book. It’s written in such a beautiful style, and gives higher meaning to our roles as homemakers. Definitely worth the read!

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