Sharing Your Home: Hospitality

You don't have to have nice dishes, expensive food, or designer furniture. You do need to have a warm smile, an open heart, and a willingness to let go. @ #ATimeToClean

A Time to Clean: Day 24 You can read the rest of the posts in this series here. Yesterday we talked about how homemaking isn't about perfection. And about how homemaking is about creating a space that feels like home. You know that feeling you get when you walk through the door of your home after being gone for a few days? Coming home is such a relief. Coming home everyday - even just after making a quick trip to Wal-Mart should make you feel good. It should make your husband and children … [Read more...]

It’s Not About Perfection

Homemaking isn't about creating the perfect space. It's about creating a space that feels like home. @ #ATimeToClean

A Time to Clean: Day 23 You can read the rest of the posts in this series here.  How have you been? Are you making good progress on this challenge? My home is so much easier to maintain now. I still have some work to do, but already, I see such a huge difference and it makes me happy! It's easy when you are coming from a place of discouragement to fall back into that pit. It's very easy. I know, because I've done it many times! You make some progress and then something goes wrong. you … [Read more...]

Clutter and Discouragement

How Clutter and Discouragement Often Go Hand in Hand @

A Time to Clean: Day 7 You can read the rest of the posts in this series here. Do you ever find yourself day dreaming of a different life... or maybe you just feel dissatisfied with the way things have been going in your life. Discontentment can severely affect everything from your relationships to your homemaking. I wish I could say I've never been discontent, but that wouldn't be true! Life is hard sometimes. A lot of times. And there are definitely seasons in life that are harder than … [Read more...]

Those Sentimental Things

What to do with all those Sentimental Things... @ #ATimeToClean #clutter #declutter

A Time to Clean: Day 5 You can read the rest of the posts in this series and join the challenge here.  Don't forget to head over to A Virtuous Woman's Facebook page and share your stories today! Well, we've made it to the end of the week! We started off the week with some deep heart searching. And we've ended the week with lots of ideas about how to deal with clutter and what to do with all the clutter you're getting rid of. Today we'll be looking at things that pull at your heart... … [Read more...]

Family Worship {Day 58}

Family Worship {From Chaos to Calm: Day 58} @

From Chaos to Calm: Day 58 Scripture Memory: “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:6-9 Worshiping together as a … [Read more...]