Welcome, Dear Ladies. Thank you for accepting my invitation to visit my home today via the internet.
Lady Carlyle from Royal Albert
Please find a comfortable place to sit back and relax, and let us enjoy each other's company as we share our common beliefs.
Table arrangement from Victorian Trading Co.
The scriptures have some important things to say about what richness really is. One of them is contained in 1 Timothy 6:18.
" That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; "
When a lady takes the time to put special touches in her home, she is saying that her permanent guests (her loved ones) are important. When she is careful to teach what is good and points her family to whatever is lovely, she is also gifting them with a good work. Homemaking is a good work, and it creates a personal wealth of happiness and love.
Wicker from Victorian Trading Co.
Being rich in good works is part of home life, for the lady of the house establishes many of the principles that her family will espouse. One of the easiest ways to create a habit of good works is in cooperating together to keep the home orderly enough to function in. It shows thoughtfulness when someone puts their own things away and looks after themselves so as not to leave work for others. Mothers do a lot more than they realize when they teach their children to put things away.
Tea Set from Victorian Trading Co.
Creating a meal is also a "good work" in the home. The Bible records many instances where a meal was served. They homey touch to meals is something unique, for there can be as many styles of meal service and as many flavors and recipes as their are ladies willing to prepare them. To create a special collection of family recipes is a wonderful gift for future generations, not to mention guests.
Floral Napkins From Victorian Trading Co.
The home can be a center for love and good works. A lady at home need never feel alone, even when all others around her are not at home, for she will have a wealth of things to do for her family and others. One of the things I get the most joy from is creating a little package for someone when I am able to do it and to afford it. A package may contain a package of pretty napkins, a slender little book, a pink pen and some pretty decorated paper (using rubber stamps or freehand art), a letter wrapped in ribbon, a scented candle or something personal.
Cottage From Allposters.com
One of my happiest recollections is the day we moved into a house. There we were with everything a shambles, no beds put together, and very little furniture; not even a dining set. A lady from the church came by with a folding table and chairs and set up an afternoon tea for us in our bare, echoing living room. She even brought the teacups and the hot water.
Years later we were again in a shambles, as we were painting the walls of the living room, and this same lady dropped by unannounced. She usually likes to have a cup of tea. I made hot tea for her and all I could find to go with it was saltine crackers and cheese, but oh how lovely it all tasted as we sipped and talked outside.
New Country Roses Dinnerware from Royal Albert
Being rich in love and good works can also include having a sympathetic heart toward someone who has endured a hardship, or complimenting someone.
Please leave a comment to share some ways you have been the recipient of love and good works or some creative ways you know of being rich in love and good works from your home.