Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Hidden Art of Homemaking - What is Hidden Art?

In Chapter 2 of The Hidden Art of Homemaking talks about the "art" that you may find in your everyday life.  I like the following statement "All art involves conscious discipline.".  In order to get much done I have to consciously make an effort to do the things I know I need to do first.  So the above statement makes complete sense to me.  I have also found that when I am making time to do certain things it seems like they take not much time at all.  This chapter also talks about priorities.  I like that it gives permission to not feel guilty when you accomplish a needed task to the neglect of another task when you need to, with the knowledge that you will still complete the neglected task.

What can I do today to show appreciation to my Creator for creating me His image by being aware of the beauty He has created around me?   I can focus on making sure my priorities are in the right order and thank him for the creativity he has given me to think and decide what should be a priority.  I can ask Him for guidance that I would focus on God's will instead of my will.

What can you do today to show appreciation to God our creator?

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4 comments:

  1. Thanks for letting me know that the linky wasn't working. I made some changes and it's up now. I hope that you'll stop back and link up.

    I appreciate how you read the chapter and turned it back to "What can I do today to show appreciation to my Creator...." very good words and a great reminder that we aren't here to be blessed, but to provide blessings as well. I think sometimes I (ashamedly) get caught thinking, 'Okay, Lord, I need...' and not 'What do YOU need from me'.
    Of course we want to make sure that we are spending our time and creativity in a way that is honoring to Him.

    Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. :)

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  2. Many years ago I read a book, Hidden Art, by Edith Schaeffer. I wonder if some of those ideas in your book are similar to those presented in that one.

    love, Mom P

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  3. The author of this book is Edith Schaeffer. Probably some of the same ideas, maybe even the same book with a revised title.

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  4. very nicely said. I appreciate your thoughts as I'm working through chapter by chapter.

    practicing 'conscious discipline' and setting 'priorities' give us more awareness of all the Creator has for us and the freedom to enjoy it.

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