Music in the Air {Day 57}

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From Chaos to Calm: Day 57

Scripture Memory: “My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.” Psalm 71:23

    Do you like to sing? Music adds so much to life. Well, I should say, good music adds much to life. What kind of music do you listen to? Are the words uplifting? Do the songs inspire you to serve God more – or less?

 Studies have shown that children who listen to classical music from an early age learn better. It has also been proven that people learn better if the information is set to music. Advertisers use music to entice you to buy their products and they come up with catchy “jingles” that you can’t forget because they know you are more likely to spend money on that which is familiar.

Music that Inspires

Yesterday we talked about the importance of “cleaning out the trash.” But it is just as important to fill your home with good music, music that is uplifting, {music that inspires} as it is to remove that music which is sensual and immoral.

 I have an under the counter radio/ CD player in my kitchen. I also love to plug in my Pandora radio station {Selah or David Carnes} and play beautiful music. I love to listen to it while I cook and clean. Playing gospel music or Christian praise music can have an impact on your entire day. It will lift your spirits and keep you in focus of what really matters.

    Play music quietly while the children play or do their schoolwork. Keep the music going all day and you will be surprised at how it changes the atmosphere in your home.

And finally, music is very important during family worship. If you have not already, purchase several copies of a good music book that has songs kids and adults will enjoy singing.

Our favorite songbook to use during family worship is actually a book that was printed in 1952 called Happy Songs for Boys and Girls. Don’t let the title fool you – there are classics like Lift Up the Trumpets and Dare to be a Daniel that both parents and children can enjoy. (My youngest child’s favorite is Lift Up the Trumpets.)

Let inspiring music become a part of your life and the lives of your family members and you will find that “making a joyful noise” is something you do all day long!

What music inspires you?

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The Heart of the Home – Mom {Day 54}

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From Chaos to Calm: Day 54

Scripture Memory: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

      Mom, you really are special! Your children adore you no matter how you look, whether you are grouchy one day or loving the next. They accept you as you are.

     If you are doing anything you know you shouldn’t be doing, today I want you to offer it up in prayer to God. You have the power to teach, encourage, and direct your children as they grow. No one has as much influence as you do. And your children are watching.

     Bad habits are just that – BAD HABITS. We have talked a lot about self-discipline over the course of this study. As you grow in your walk with Christ and follow His leading toward being the woman He created you to be, ask for forgiveness and for victory over the sins in your life.

    Whether you can’t seem to give up smoking, or four letter words fly out of your mouth when you are frustrated, or you just hate the life you have been given, Jesus can take the sin away. You can claim victory over it!

    If you want your children to grow up to follow Jesus, you are to set the example for them. I am not saying that you are to be perfect. We ALL make mistakes. I am talking about sins that are a regular part of your life – habits that push you away from instead of toward God.

     Make a list of things you know you need to change. Start the list with the BIG things like smoking, drinking, or even bitterness. Place the list inside your Bible and each morning as you go to God to receive that blessed Manna, seek out HIS strength, ask for courage, for discipline, and for victory. If you need help, ask your husband or a friend to encourage you and to keep you accountable.

     Remember that every decision that you make will potentially affect the choices your family – your children – make in the years to come. Be an effective witness for Jesus and do what you know is right.

Love is patient, love is kind. {Mom is the Heart of the Home} @ AVirtuousWoman.org

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Homemaking is a Ministry {Sundays at Home}

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The Christian Homemaker

I’ve been a homemaker for over two decades now. That’s a long time! I didn’t always enjoy my role as a homemaker and honestly – there are times it still feels tedious!

But over the years I’ve come to realize that homemaking is just as important as any other type of ministry because as the wife and mother – the way our family feels at home speaks volumes about how we minister to their needs.

Does your home feel safe, peaceful, full of laughter, and welcoming to the weary soul? If not, it’s time to do some major clean-up! And sometimes it’s not just our house that needs a good cleaning. More often than not, our hearts are in need of a good scrubbing too.

Here at A Virtuous Woman, you’ll find lots of help finding peace in your heart and peace in your home.

Homemaking is a Ministry

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Intentional Homemaking

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Our families are blessed when we are intentional about homemaking. From choosing the perfect recipes, to making the bed, decorating or cleaning the bathroom, homemaking is a ministry.

How have you been intentional about homemaking this week?

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How are you blessing your home this week?

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