Heavenly Homes are Peaceful

"And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;" Ephesians 6:15

"And your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace. The Gospel is so called, because it makes men to be of peaceable tempers and behaviour, and gives peace to distressed minds: it directs the way to eternal peace, and publishes peace made by the blood of Christ;" 
Gills Exposition of the Entire Bible

We have peace with God. This should affect the way we live. It should give us the power to stay calm in the midst of chaos. It should give us freedom from fear.

Sometimes though, we clutter up our lives with activities and stuff that steal our peace. Too much television, too many activities, too many loud and obnoxious battery operated toys.

As you pursue a peaceful home, maybe there are things to eliminate. Maybe there are other things which you could add in order to create a more peaceful atmosphere.

Instead of video games, have your children play with power point and paint programs to create scripture art or other encouraging images.

Instead of television, play an audio book or worship music.

Instead of workbooks, have your children copy poetry and paint illustrations for their written work.

Instead of cereal infused with hyperactivity causing red dye #40, try hot oatmeal with cinnamon, milk, and honey.

Instead of sitting in a dark house, take the schoolwork outside.

Instead of battery operated noisemakers, give your children measuring cups, some water to pour, and a towel.

Instead of no structure, gentle routines.

I pray that you are blessed with many ideas for establishing a peaceful and creative home.

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