two nails per strip, they used five.
was going to be desecrated in such a way.
It already has nicks and chips in it.
What my family does to the floor,
will only enhance it.
Today the crew will reinstall the trim and doors,
and into the hall closet.
to pick up some special company.
When Christians are coming,
Jesus is coming.
1 Peter 4:9
“Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.”
We grumble when we get stressed,
focusing on the unimportant,
not the important.
I know my company is coming to see my family,
not my house.
I need to work like Martha
But, more importantly,
I the Lord needs to prepare
my heart like Mary’s
to minister to my friends
and to enjoy encouraging fellowship.
My home is where we live.
My heart is where He lives.
Both need to be ready.
Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village;
and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house.
And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word.
But Martha was distracted with much serving said,
“Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone?
Therefore tell her to help me.”
And Jesus answered,
“Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.
But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part,
which will not be taken away from her.”
I’m asking Him to guide
Follow me over to Nan’s for
MAKING YOUR HOME SING MONDAY
to get encouragement from other blogging moms
as we begin another
Instead of dreading Mondays,
learn to sing your way through them.
RivkA with a capital A says
Enjoy your new floor!!!
Saint Shellie says
What a great post!! That is my heart's desire, as well. Great quote, too, from Joyce. I must go and read it, along with your Longest Day.Floors look awesome! Enjoy!Blessings!
I need to rollerblade more in the house. Really – thanks for making me lighten up. 🙂 I love handscraped floors!
~ Tandis ~ says
Loved the bit about roller blading in your house! hahaha!
What a fun momma you are-skateboarding in the house! It's so nice to have your house back together again, isn't it? I hope you and your friends have a great time together.
Love your floor! I looked at some like that, too. Great reminders on the state of our hearts, too.
Wow, somehow I missed that! Glad to hear your flooring is in. I didn't know that it needed to be in your house for a week before laying it, but it makes sense.I love what you said about hospitality being reflected in our hearts, not the condition of our homes. If we wait for our homes to be perfect we may wait forever, lol!Have a lovely time with your friends and hopefully you and I can get together in a few weeks!
Oh, my goodness! I just read your longest day of the year post that you linked to this one. WOW! 🙁 Glad to hear you are still trying to make your home sing this week through this! Love the title of your post! Have you read the book "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World"?