"Wisdom has built her House, she has hewn out her Seven Pillars" Proverbs 9:1
I look forward to having you come join me as we work to turn our houses into homes.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What's in a House?

"Wisdom has Built Her House, She has hewn out her 7 Pillars" Prov 9:1
Some years ago when I began to work towards changing a house (dwelling) into a Home (a place of refuge from "the world"),  I soon worked out it could become a very complicated matter if you allowed it.......... or, if you began trying to keep up with somebody else!  Our home has never and will never be a "show home".  I strive to manage an air of  "simplicity", and warmth, -  a return to times when things appeared to be much simpler.  Thus began the journey of learning so many "new" skills.  New skills take time and energy and I found I needed Gods guidance to work out how "Wisdom" ever managed to build that house into a home for her  husband, herself and her family!   What developed was what I refer to as "The 7 Pillars"..........They form the basis of my home, and have flowed into how I manage my "Homestead Binder".

Want to know what they are??? 
 1. Gods Word - The Foundation and building blocks for me.  What is the foundation of your home? (Family/ God/ Beliefs/Life Goals)

2. Simplicity - Don't make it too hard! Freedom from complication, Good Stewardship (Frugality / Finances/ Projects / Streamline)

3. Ordered - Routines, organization within the home to make it work for everyone who lives there; Time management, Menus, Seasons, plans.

From the Vegie Garden
4. Good Health - Mind, Body, Soul and home

5. Cleanliness - Springcleaning; Ways of living; House; Body

6. Humility - Understanding our own insignificance and being able to acknowledge our own faults and shortcomings!

7.  Love -  Gift Giving; Voluntary Projects; Projects on the Go;  Snail Mail for friends and Pen pals, Birthdays.

I hope to have your company along the way as we strive together to turn our houses into homes!
Hugs, Sharm

1 comment:

Abbi said...

What great pillars! This summer we made household binders in our homemakers group. I would have loved to run across these ideas before we did them. Maybe next summer I will use some of these ideas!