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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Archive for the ‘Homemaking’ Category

Of Hearth and Home – The Art of Home

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

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Homelife has a goodness and beauty that we all need. It brings me joy to create a pleasing space to live in and finding loveliness in the everyday. Winter especially makes me crave the time to create warmth, coziness, Hygge, or Gemütlichkeit (whatever you want to call it) in our home.

Making Home is it’s own wonderful art.

“By creating simple rituals without effort {such as brewing real tea with a little china cup every evening to stopping at the flower shop every week} the Danes see both the domestic and personal life as an art form and not every drudgery to get away from.” source

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Friday, January 19th, 2018

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Our tree skirt was reminding me to PACE myself. “Pace on Earth” and in the parsonage. The Season of Christmas is behind us and it’s time to slowly undecorate our house. According to some sources, officially you can leave Christmas decorations up until February 2nd, The Purification of Mary. I take full advantage of that most years not having the energy, time or desire to remove Christmas items from our walls and shelves.

We do take down our tree before January 9th however due to the deadline our city gives us to dispose of trees for us free of charge. So Gerhardt and I took care of our tree together. It’s always sad to me how long it takes to decorate but how quickly everything comes right off.


Advent Things – The Cleaning

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

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Emily shared this verse on her blog recently and I found it summed up exactly what I’ve felt pulled to for so many months.

Love your neighbor and aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands… I Thessalonians 4:11-12

I decided to try to make that my goal for the season of Advent. It’s easy to get pulled into too much “otherness” of life. Mostly for me it can be the whole social media thing. It has a way of causing me to live disquietly and certainly to not mind my own affairs but other’s affairs at the neglect of what I should rather be doing.

In a culture where so much can cause the anxieties of my heart to increase, it serves me well to remember this verse and strive to live according to it, not just during Advent but going forward into the next year as well.


Of Hearth and Home – Keeping House

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

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We saw pretty early on the importance of having our babies help clean house.  It’s not only helpful for me and for one another, but teaching my babies to clean up is providing them with some pretty valuable life skills. It’s a lot of work to take care of a home and a family. I want them to know they are a part of that good work.