St. Anne. What kind of person was she when she was on earth? I imagine she was a hard working, prayerful mom, who tried each day to run a home full of order, as well as, spirituality. So with St. Anne as my inspiration I decided I wanted to do a monthly link-up that centers around the Domestic Church!
This would include any post about Catholic decor, crafts and activities we can do with our kids, home-school ideas, organization, or any other post that can help Catholic families find a more faith-filled-center in our every day life.
So grab your tea and a comfortable chair. Then share with us what works for you and your family and checkout what other Catholics have to share with you. Hopefully you'll find something that can help you and your domestic church!
So add your link below....
A personal Update:
About my Domestic Church and this Summer.....
Many of you know very little about me. I'm not really a secretive person, I just don't like to talk about myself, but I feel I need to talk about myself just so no one panics at my future absence......
Almost four years ago my husband and I moved into a country home. A dream this farm girl had since the day we bought our first home in the suburban city. But to obtain that dream we bought a home that was in crazy bad shape!! In order to get the land, we sacrificed a nice house. To quote my second born, "Do we have to live in that dump?" Now, our first two homes were in need of repair, and my husband did an awesome job remodeling them, so this move didn't sound too bad. Well, little did we know what we were doing! The past 4 years have turned out to be a huge struggle; the house was far worse then we thought!!!
Day after day we fixed plumbing problems, replaced broken windows, siding and the roof, cleaned out all the hidden trash that was left to rust and rot all over the land, and we painfully remodeled each and every holey moldy room! The house was also a bit small. All 10 (now 11) of us have been eating and homeschooling around a dinning room table made to fit 4 people with no elbow room to speak of. So we decided that even though the existing house was still in bad shape we needed a larger dinning room and a few more bedrooms.
We started an addition 1 1/2 years ago. My Handy Hubby has been doing much of the work to save money and he's still working on it. In that same time period my health was getting bad and I have had 3 surgeries and a baby (c-section). Because of home construction, a new baby, and my surgeries I've felt this past school year was not the best. But God has been pushing us along and things are starting to look-up! The addition is almost finished!! The house is starting to feel like home. And since my surgery in January I'm a new woman!! I've gotten so much accomplished in my domestic church!! I hope to finally be able to unpack my wall hangings and decorate this home the way I've been hoping to do for the past 4 years.
During this summer I hope to hit things hard and fast! So, with all my plans in mind I'm taking a vacation from blogging for a month (maybe more). What do I have planned?
So I will be a busy bee the next few months!!!
I will not be posting in the next month, after that I'm not sure.
Please pray for me! May God grant that I finally get my life back in order and hopefully my domestic church will feel more like a domestic church again!
Thanks for any and all prayers.
Until later, God bless.