Fall is definitely in the air! Pumpkin is everywhere, and the crisp leaves under foot are piling up. The Season of Testimonies with Moni is coming to an end, and it's time to share the next. I will still be sharing more in the Biblical Covenant Series on Monday's but Friday's will now be called the Domestic Lady Series. When I first started the Moments with Moni Podcast, I shared that it would be practical help for the heart and home. The heart has been my focus since we began back in January, with a few mentions of homemaking and herbs and health in a couple of the Podcasts. I will add the links below.
Moving forward, during this time of uncertainty, I'd like to bring back a bit of home stability. Stress has been at an all time level in our quarantine world. There is much bickering online and in the homes about 2-3 am on a Saturday night when the bars close. I pray for you, you who are walking through difficult times because of this uncertainty and help where I am able. Calm hearts focused on Jesus can accomplish much with a kind word in reply to angry ones.
I think it is wonderful that families have more time together these days, but the transition from a busy outward life to a calm inward life takes time and practice. So now that we are in the discipline of digging into the word and sitting at His feet, it's time to start crawling. Just like a toddler who is learning to walk, we may teeter a bit, but moving forward in grace and love will help us grow and mature and will be wonderful examples to those around us. Our family usually sees us at our worst, so let's start giving them a taste of our best and create a sanctuary within the walls of our home, a safe place from the cares of the world.
I know that I am more creative if my surroundings are clean and organized. However, when I was a young mom, I would drive my family crazy wanting to keep things so clean that they felt they could not relax. I know that trait came from my German roots. I heard my mother say on many occasions that we need "Ordnug" "order." I learned that my home needed to be as clean as it made my family happy. That clean standard changed as the seasons of the family changed. When there were little ones in the house, I was in survival mode. As they grew, we taught them to pick up after themselves from a very young age which helped make it a natural process as they got older, until the teen age years hit and they need more privacy and kept things all over their bedroom floor so I could not walk in safely. Part of growing up is learning to care for your surroundings, and the roof over our head was not being paid by the teenagers, so there was at least a clean up of their floors about once a week. I don't have a picture to show you after all these years, but that is probably a good thing.
There is so much to cover in what is almost 60 years of living! I don't feel 60, at least when I am sitting here typing. With so many topics to cover in this Domestically Inclined Series, I will post a few of the upcoming topics here. If there are any topics you would like me to cover, please leave me a comment.
Upcoming Moments with Moni in regards to the Domestic Lady Series:
Practical Help for the Heart and Home
Home as our Sanctuary
Proverbs 31 Woman
Home & Heart Podcast Links
Practical Helps for the Home and Heart
Moments with Moni Podcast #4 Herbs and Health, Socrates, Psalm 104