A {Welcoming} Home

Why is a welcome home lifestyle so important?

I truly believe we all need a spiritual centre, a place where we belong. A place where we can go to unwind and regroup and get in touch with who we truly are … and then reach out to share with others.

A welcoming home is a place of refuge, a place where people worn down by noise and turmoil and hostility of the outside world can find a safe resting place. A welcoming home is a place that you and others enjoy coming home to.

… just as our spirits require physical bodies to do God’s work o earth, most of us need a physical place we can call home. And we have the privilege of making the place where we live into a welcoming refuge for ourselves and others – a place where the spirit of loveliness can find a foothold in our lives.

If you live in a house with small children, you may already be shaking your head. “What do you mean, ‘noise and turmoil of the outside world’? I have to lave my home to get away from the noise and turmoil!”

But even in a rough-and-tumble of family living, home can be a safe haven and even a place of quiet (at least some of the time).

And especially of noise and activity crowd your life, making the extra effort to create a sense of refuge in the midst of it can pay off wonderful dividends.

A welcoming home is where real life happens.
-Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveliness

February 10, 2019 - 7:35 am

Shirley I can feel the peace and comfort in your home as I read your words and enjoy the beautiful photos.

What a precious, beautiful haven you have created for your loved ones Gigi.

May God’s grace and peace continue to fill your home.

Hugs from Shirley

February 5, 2019 - 11:55 pm

Monica My mom has the green bowl that is in your cabinet. πŸ™‚ That is an awesome container of chocolate chips. :)) Your home is very welcoming, my friend. I believe it’s because your heart is that way. It just spills over.

February 5, 2019 - 7:00 am

Gigi Oh, Diane! That is wonderful! I love my Hoosier! In fact, I was going to do a little post about it because it’s very special to me. I hope you enjoy yours, too! You’ll have to send me a photo (gillianclairgauthier@gmail.com). How fun for you to fill it with your treasures! Yes, you can’t go wrong with antiques, I believe. πŸ™‚

February 4, 2019 - 11:18 pm

Diane What a lovely homey post! So fun to get a look into your hoosier cabinet. Love those bowls. I just bought a 1920 Sellers hoosier this past Saturday on Facebook Market Place. I have been looking for the perfect one for a few years. It is so beautiful, and well cared for. We had to drive 2 1/2 hours to pick it up. I spent the day today filling it with my baking stuff. This blog really inspired me to find some of these beautiful antiques that I have always wanted.

February 4, 2019 - 4:17 pm

Gigi Yes, Debbie, I love old, wonderful bowls too … I always keep an eye out for them in thrift shops. And yes, home-iness is a lovely word, in my opinion. πŸ™‚

February 4, 2019 - 2:23 pm

Debby in Kansas, USA I loved the home-iness of this post and have no idea if that was a word! I love all things domestic and this was all that and a dose of coziness! Thanks for the window into your wonderful home!

P.S. I also enjoyed the peek at all your wonderful bowls! Yup, I’m a kitchenware junkie!

February 3, 2019 - 6:58 pm

Lynnea I so enjoy visiting here! Reading your posts and seeing your lovely photos is like a breath of fresh air…thank you!

February 3, 2019 - 6:56 am

Gigi Sue, that sounds like a wonderful morning! Thank you for encouraging ME! Decorating, baking and sewing are beautiful ways to brighten your day and home.

February 2, 2019 - 4:20 pm

Sue Gigi, your posts are always so incredibly inspiring. This morning, i baked muffins, decorated my home and did a bit of sewing, all inspiration from reading your post this morning. May God return many blessings unto you

February 1, 2019 - 5:19 pm

Teresa@ Simply Farmhouse Your life photography are amazing. Beautiful post and so true. Thank you for sharing it with us.