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Space

Living room

open living spaceSome of you may have seen recently on my Instagram my posting photos of our living room and bedroom. Since Christmas passed I have been in the whole “opening up the space” “changing up the room” spirit. I think after Christmas I really began to feel heavy with the constant state of “limbo” our life has seemed to hover at for the last few years. Waiting on jobs, pending moves and so forth.

It is hard when you live with constant change, to really dwell in the now. I can’t even count how many times I have prayed for the Lord to help me be more content with our circumstances. I think I pray that like every day haha… cause it is an area I struggle in a lot, esp. lately.

So! I have vowed as of the new year, to stop dwelling in the unknown.

Or at least to “try” not to.

One step to help with that is to start making my home a home even though there is a chance we may move this year.

To cherish this beautiful home the Lord has given us… and to decorate it… arrange it, paint it, even if its just in little ways, to be our home NOW.

Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.

I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity;

in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry,

both of having abundance and suffering need. I

can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:11-13

“And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness” …

Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake;

for when I am weak, then I am strong.”

2 Cor. 12:9-10

3 Comments on “Space

  1. This is something that I’ve struggled with at our old place. I never knew when we were going to move so each paint job was met with hesitation. Many of the rooms just never felt finished. I know we’ll only be at our new place temporarily, but I can’t live in sterile uncozy conditions. Our home must feel like *home* since most of our time is spent here in our safe/happy space. So I’m trying to attack a few more projects now that most of the holiday decor’s away. Our banister looks so bare now without the stockings… trying to figure out what to do there.

  2. Drea, I so love your home and your hard. Just beautiful. And I know you do too. However, I have been in my small cozy home for 17 years….which means I don’t think about what it must be like to move a lot. I love change and though my home is small I manage to change up paint and move furniture quite frequently. I stop and think of how I would think differently if I knew I was moving or the plan was to be moving again. And it would be frustrating. I guess, thankfully, your house was move in ready with neutral colors and it looks so airy.

    1. Awe thanks Susan. I do love the airy feel this home has. It’s got to be a fav among all our many. Haha…..makes me sad to think to leave it.

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