"Home is a place of ministry. Redeeming words, thoughts, and actions are shared and taught, the wisdom and instruction of God is passed along, and God's love is offered to all who come under its influence." - Sally Clarkson
This is what I want for my home - for it to be a place of ministry, a place of wisdom and instruction, a place that is full of God's love. But, honestly, sometimes "life" gets in the way of my plans. I get overwhelmed with the everyday, mundane tasks of life and forget my mission and my ministry.
But, thankfully, Sally Clarkson and her daughter Sarah have written a book to help me, and others like me, deal with this! The Life Giving Home is a great book, filled with lots of practical advice on how to shape your home into the kind of place you want it to be. There are chapters for every month of the year; chapters to help you learn how to make more out of mealtime, more out of your family celebrations and holidays, and more out of the books you read, the music you listen to, and the movies you watch. I love that Sally and Sarah don't just give broad suggestions, but give specific examples of what these things look like in their own family. It was a great read and very helpful!
I received a copy of this book, free of charge, from Tyndale Blog Network, in exchange for my honest review.