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03/08/2013 - Author: Jennifer - 12 Comments

Every Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker over at Tales from a Gypsy Mama gives us a word and a challenge. To write for 5 minutes without abandon. It is fun and I encourage you to try it. Here we go! The word is…


Have you ever manipulated your husband to get what you want?

Honestly, I don’t know how you describe home. I do know that where ever I go, I can make myself “at home.” I feel I have always adapted well, that is until I fell in love with Florida and the people we met while we lived there. When we re-located back to Ohio, I thought that it would be easy to get settled back close to where we grew up. It has not. I am learning that PEOPLE make home. People you want to get together with and call community is what I think home is.

Now, as a mom, I am learning to make a safe place for my son. A place he wants to go to, learn, and grow. As a wife, a safe place to land is where my husband wants to come home to.

As women, we have titles after our name. Wife, mom, caretaker, friend, etc. and how we wear out titles is how we make a home. How we act makes our home. Guilt trips, resentment, and manipulation does not make a home people want to come to. It seems daunting at times, but God gave me this privilege and these titles. I hope and pray to honor Him with the life He has given me~~ and make a home, while temporary here on earth, one that that people see Jesus in me

Be blessed:)

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Discussion (12 Comments)

  1. I recently am working on adjusting my idea of home. Thank you for the reminder this morning that home really isn’t a place, it’s those that you take with you in your heart.

  2. I so love your heart for your family friend. Wonderful post! Love & hugs!

  3. “…how we wear out titles is how we make a home.” Precious thought!
    I’m tucking this away today to mull over and ponder as I go about my various jobs with titles.
    I love the little welcoming doggie waiting by the door for a little bit of love!

  4. by Melissa

    Absolutely – such a privilege to wear these titles. A great reminder of what home means.

  5. Thank you for sharing this! Just what I needed!

  6. by amyctilson

    Now I want to proudly call myself a HOMEMAKER! That has seemed like such a 50’s word to me, but this gives it a whole new finish. I want to make wherever I am home for my family and any friends I can connect with along the way. Thank you so much for this. That house is totally cute, too!

    • I hear ya about homemaker! Thank you for stopping by and be blessed:)

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