Sunday, February 7, 2016

Making Your Home Sing Monday Linky Party


Making your home sing Mondays


Welcome to the Making Your Home Sing Monday linky party!  Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one). 

My point with each Monday post is, what are YOU doing or going to do today to make your home sing?  It can be an attitude or an action. So have fun, do some blog hopping, and link up!  Thanks!


Topics can include marriage, parenting, encouraging women, organization, cleaning, saving money, our behavior and attitudes, homemaking, homeschooling, recipes.....the opportunities are endless.

Note: We had 128 linkups last week!  I think it's a little low due to the holidays but I so appreciate those of you that linked up!  You guys are awesomely amazing and amazingly awesome!  Don't forget to visit one another and try to leave a comment on at least one blog to encourage someone today!  :)  

On the left sidebar (down towards the bottom) is the "Making Your Home Sing! Monday" button which I'd love for you to grab and paste into your post!  It is a "no-follow" button.

I can't believe it's February already.  It's FEBRUARY, y'all!

That means that spring is truly right around the corner. 

Whoa.

Sometimes when you're in the midst of winter and snow and ice and cold it doesn't feel like spring will ever come, does it?

But it does.  It always does.

I mean, it does unless you live in Antarctica or something and if you DO then you are on your own......

When we are going through a difficult winter in our lives, struggling with stress and pain and difficulty it feels like spring will never come.

Those are the times when we have to hang onto the promise of spring.

We have to hang onto the promise that the winter will thaw and the sun will come out and the flowers will bloom and new life will be everywhere.

We have to hang onto the hope that one day we will again walk in the sunshine and feel the warmth of it on our heads and feel the joy of it in our hearts, and know that spring has truly come.

Wouldn't it be silly of us to walk around in the warm springtime wearing parkas and winter boots, gloves and blankets and preparing as if we were facing a cold winter?

Spring is the time for shedding our winter.


Are you ready to shed YOUR winter?

Are you ready to let go of your pain, and hurts and frustrations and embrace the promise of spring?

Are you willing to embrace the newness of spring or do you still insist on holding onto the bitter cold of winter?

There's a lot of beauty out there in the world, even in winter.  There's a lot of beauty out there in the world, even in the midst of pain and difficulties.

You can embrace the cold, or you can embrace the warmth.  You can live in the promise of spring or the bitterness of winter.

I know that life isn't perfect.  MY life certainly isn't perfect.  But I have so many blessings and I miss seeing them when I'm only looking at the winter.

I also know that despite the things going on it my life, in YOUR life, we have an amazing God who loves us and truly has a plan that He is working in our lives.

Plans that we can trust, because He loves us.  He brings the promise of spring each and every day.

So if you're in the middle of a bitter winter right now, remember the promise of spring and look for the beauty all around you.  It's there.  

Sometimes you might have to look a little harder for it, but it's there, like the beauty of the crocus blooming in the snow.

Let go of your winter and embrace the beauty of spring and make your home sing this week!

What are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing? Please go here for instructions and/or ideas and come back here to link up to join us today!



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20 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this link up party. You and I are on the same page. I'm ready for spring. It's freezing here...but just this week my favorite flower, March flower, has just started popping up at my house. A sure sign that spring is around the corner. God does that for us too. It may be a hard time, but God always provides us with hope that we have in Jesus. Without the hard stuff, we wouldn't ever grow ourselves.
    Thank you again. Praying for you too. Not just saying it, but doing it right now.

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    1. Amen, yes He does and thank you, Tori! I appreciate your prayers so much! :) Enjoy your beautiful flowers.

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  2. I think this is so true, Nan. We need to shed those things in our lives. I think we are on the same wavelength today because I'm talking over at my place about my one word--release. It's hard but so worth the effort to "let it go!" Thanks for the linkup, my friend. I do hope you are processing well through your grief over your sweet mama. I remember when my mom died, it was a very difficult year indeed! Hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you, my friend! I am doing o.k. but I do have my moments where I just really miss her. My brother and I were just talking about it recently because he said he went to the phone to call her before he remembered, and I said "I do that too!"

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  3. I needed to read this today. Thanks so much. I'm looking forward to spring!

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    1. Oh yes, me too! Thanks for stopping by today.

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  4. Yes Nan. Sometimes we have to search for the loveliness, but it's always there. Thanks for a lovely post and a beautiful linkup. Mimi xxx

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    1. Yes, it is always there! We just have to find it. :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment, Mimi (such a pretty name!). Have a great week.

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  5. Thanks for hosting this party! I can't wait to see all the beautiful ideas.

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    1. Oh me too! It's always so much fun to see everything that everyone posts!

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  6. Thank you for hosting Nan. Have a lovely week! :)

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    1. Thank YOU for stopping by and linking up, Debbie!

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  8. Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. You're welcome, Joanna! I hope you have an awesome week too.

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  9. Hello, thanks for the fantastic party.See you again next week. Best wishes, Darlene

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    1. Thanks, Darlene. I hope that you've had a great week so far!

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  10. Hello,
    Just stopping by to check out your adorable blog & wonderful ideas!! Happy Valentine's Day to you and your loved ones, hope it is safe and wonderful.

    Sincerely,
    Denise W. & Aubrie B.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words! Happy Valentine's Day to you too, my friends.

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