“I sense that there is a reassuring and renewed love of home…There is a reverence for the simple, quiet pleasures of living well and beautifully at home…And it is in our homes that we can become more truly ourselves by paying greater attention to the specific ingredients and finishing touches we select to change our homes into something that is uniquely our own…Life is too short for you to be the caretaker of the wrong details.”
Alexandra Stoddard ~ Living a Beautiful Life
In the chapter titled “Flower Arrangements” in The Hidden Art of Homemaking Edith Schaeffer shares this:
“There is no specific kind of house you must live in to be ‘spiritual’ – only the house the Lord has chosen for His chosen purpose for you, and the house with you in it. But whether it be a palace or a tree house, beauty is important, and this very simple form of producing beauty is really one of the most universally possible expressions of ‘Hidden Art’.”
I think it is a most wonderful and freeing thing when we see our homes as a place given to us from the Father’s hand and when our heart grasps that it does not have to look just like someone else’s home! I know that I can’t really be content and thrive in using my home for the Lord until I really get a hold of this ~ so it is something I have to continue to remind myself of! I am finding it is okay to be happy with a simple bouquet of garden flowers in a recycled juice bottle!
I hope you can find a way to bring some “hidden art” in your own style to brighten up the home that the Lord has blessed you with! ♥
Have a lovely and contented day!