Monday, October 03, 2011

A Vision of Home

Do you have a dream for your home?

Do you have a vision for what takes place inside its four walls?

Do you have a passion for making home the best it can be?

This upcoming month, I am daring to challenge you to create the kind of home you've always longed for. I kept trying to put these posts off. For every manor of reasoning, I've tried to push these posts out of my mind. My blog header is outdated. I don't have a fancy button. I don't have pretty pictures to go with my posts. I'm not even living in my own house! I...I...I.... But still, this series has been nagging at my heart until finally I found my fingers on the keyboard typing what's been stirring inside of me.

God has put a vision of home inside of my heart that I just desire to share with you. He's been opening my heart to how I can create the kind of home the nurtures my family and I'd like to share with you all that I'm learning. I'm learning as well so please don't count me as an expert. I just want to share the things that I'm trying to create in my home with you. Let's go on this journey together and hopefully all of our families and loved ones will benefit.

So that dream for your you have one?

Proverbs 29:18 says "Where there is no vision, the people perish..." KJV

Google defines "perish" as to "suffer complete ruin or destruction".


Without a vision or a dream for our home, just imagine the destruction that can happen...or maybe already is happening. You have family members running in every conceivable direction, there is a lack of communicaion, you're harried, behind, unorganized, disconnect and overwhelmed. Home life isn't what you ever wanted it to be but did you ever have a plan in the first place of what you wanted that life to look like? I know I didn't.

Recently I've been challenged to take my family back. My family consists of my husband, myself and our 9 month old daughter. We have four dogs - one of which is a rambunxious puppy. We are in the biggest home renovation that one could imagine and we've actually been displaced from our home for over a year. We may not even be moved back in before Christmas. *sigh* The three of us share a bedroom at my inlaws house and as you can imagine, it's cramped. Life right now isn't what I'd ever imagined it would be but as we have had to strip down our life and get rid of the stuff I've come to experience family and home in a whole new way.

Because, home isn't about the stuff. It's about the people that live within your house that make home what it is. So join me as we take a few days to making our homes full of vision, peace and joy. See you tomorrow!


Dawn Camp said...

This is a great post vision - go for it!

Holly said...

Hi Mandi! I was so happy to see your comment on my blog!
This sounds like a great series; looking forward to it.

Barb said...

WOW Mandi, this is quite the challenge...but one I will try to follow. Thank you for stepping up to the plate with this one, and giving us all a chance to have a new "vision of home". I may not be totally able to follow, but I honestly want to try! Have a wonderful week, your Aubrey is adorable!

Tracey said...

Couldn't agree more.. it's not about what you have in your home.. it's how you live in it and what you share with family. Great idea and looking forward to your next post!!

Nicole said...

Great vision. You absolutely right a home isn't about the stuff in it, it's about the people we love in it.

Jennifer said...

I can't wait to see this series. I know it's hard right now, but your home is just what you said- your family.


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