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Peaceful Homemaking | Carrot Cake | Slow Living

Today’s post is all about Peaceful Homemaking. Join me for a day of calm homemaking while I hang the laundry, bake a carrot cake and share some thoughts on creating peace with homemaking. I hope you enjoy today’s video and post.

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It is getting warmer out. The days are growing longer. It is a time when we like to have all the windows open. I like to listen to the birds carry on outside my window while I work.

Today it’s the laundry that needs doing and later I have decided to make a cake for tea time.

These days I am finding the work to be a good place to get lost. There is so much to life that can overwhelm us. The world can be loud and harsh. This work might seem less important.

But I believe it is now more important than ever. The time spent caring for our homes helps to bring order to our lives which can give us a sense of calmness. The fruit of this work is often tangible. We can see the effort in the clean laundry at the end of the day, the meal cooked and the stack of clean dishes or the pantry stocked. In all these things, there is much to be thankful for.

Noticing them, and remaining in a posture of gratitude adds to this calmness even if we can only have peace within our own walls.

Work is often looked at in a bad light. But most of us know that anything worth having or doing requires hard work.

“Work is a blessing. God has so arranged the world that work is necessary, and He gives us hands and strength to do it. The enjoyment of leisure would be nothing if we had only leisure.”

– Elisabeth Elliot

Could there possibly be meditative qualities to this form of work? There is the movement of our hands that labor toward the creation of clean and suitable living spaces. The ordinary sounds of life that accompany the work involved in creating aspects of daily beauty. All of it done in earnest and possessing meditative characteristics.

“If you have been afraid that your love of beautiful flowers and the flickering flame of the candle is somehow less spiritual than living in starkness and ugliness, remember that He who created you to be creative gave you the things with which to make beauty and the sensitivity to appreciate and respond to His creation.”

—Edith Schaeffer

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed your visit here and that it brought you a sense of peace and homemaking inspiration.

Until next time,

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