Oct 5

Our Little Spot

2009 at 12:19 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Homemaking

pumpkinsYou’ve sent us a bunch of great fall decorating ideas already. Keep ‘em coming! To inspire you, here’s a thought from Edith Schaeffer on the grand effect of simple creativity in the home:

“I feel very strongly that this modern fear of the home becoming non-existent can be countered only if those of us who want to be sure our little spot is really a home take very practical measures to be sure that it is just that, and not a collection of furniture sitting in some sort of enclosure being protected from wind and storm. Of course, human relationships make a house into a home: either the relationships within the house, or the welcome and understanding that guests find. Human relationships depend on communication. But this communication takes time. It is also helped by atmosphere, and the atmosphere is helped by the ‘things’ which are arranged with love and with an expression of creativity in a visible form.” p. 99

Little touches of creativity in our home can create an atmosphere of beauty, worship, love, and care. This God-glorifying atmosphere can promote a shared joy and conversation. And that communication can strengthen our relationships.

It might be going a bit far to say that a vase of flowers on the kitchen table will save the home. But, by the grace of God, it’s nothing less than a start.

Hmmm…I feel a trip to Michaels coming on!