Home With Purpose

May 12, 2015

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Hey guys! Thanks for reading yesterday’s kitchen makeover! WOW, that was the most popular post to date. Everyone always loves a good transformation. Did I love my kitchen before the makeover? Absolutely! Do I love it now? Absolutely! The brightness really does make a big difference. I love the new change but that doesn’t mean everyone needs to go out, buy paint and start redoing their cabinets. I hope the post encouraged and inspired you to know that it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to make certain changes whether big or small. But at the same time, small changes can help to make you enjoy your home more. It could mean putting a little vase of flowers near your dish sink. I usually have fresh flowers up somewhere and sometimes it’s from my yard and man, it really does brighten my mood! Maybe it means to hunker down and organize some stuff around your home so that you have less clutter. It doesn’t always take a drastic transformation for you to love the space you have. 

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If you’re unhappy with your current home, really think about why that is. Is it because you’re renting, want a larger space, etc? When we lived in our much smaller townhome for 10 years, I definitely craved a larger space for our family of four but it took more time than I thought. It was still important for me at the time to create a home that was specific to the needs of our family. This doesn’t mean you need to decorate and stress about how your home should look. No, but it does mean it takes intention to create what the purpose of your home should be. Don’t wait until you’re in the perfect house to do this. Do it now.

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Think about the mission statement for your family. Do you have one? Here’s a part of our mission statement for our home up in our family room. Our main purpose is for Christ to dwell here and for us to share Jesus with anyone who enters our home. That’s in the way we serve, feed, encourage and pray for whoever walks into our home. We want it to be a place of refuge, rest and where Christ’s love is evident. You will find lots of laughter in the Min’s abode along with food. That part is really important. Our homes should equip us and our families to go out and do what God has called us to do.

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If your family has a mission statement, that’s awesome! If you don’t, that’s ok! Think and pray about what that could be. Think about your specific giftings and passions and include them in your statement. If you have one, I would love for you to share! I think it’s also great to display it in your home so that it can serve as a visual reminder to your family. 

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Have a wonderful day!

<><Yuni

So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.  2 Corinthians 5:9

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