This is my favorite spot in my new house. It is the first room my husband and I could finally create without having to use hand-me-down furniture from our parents. I have this thing for tone one tone neutral rooms. They make my giddy like a little girl!! It creates such a womb like feeling of warmth and calm....which lets be honest, we all need more of that in this phone ringing, computer beeping, hurry up we have to go....world! Lately, we keep having this discussion of whats is it all for, why are we all in such a hurry? Sometimes I feel that we are in a hurry because the world has become a giant competition between who can get there first, who can have the most perfect pictures, who can have the cutest children, the best baseball players, the star athlete, the best grades, the successful business.....it's all one big competition on social media and frankly, I'm tired of it! I am tired of being in a hurry and rushing all over God's green earth to get my children to 50 places after school. Where is the quality time? The time with my husband to walk around the garden, the time with my children to work a puzzle or read a book? The time to have deep meaningful conversation about life's true meaning...I only have 6 more years with my oldest son....6!!! And yet, we are all so busy we barely have time to catch our breath let alone discuss the important life decisions with our children.
I am beginning to wonder if it is the enemy's goal....to keep us so busy that we simply do not have to quiet space in our head to even hear when the spirit speaks. This is why I think a sanctuary within your home is so important. A place to curl up with a good book or morning bible study with a fresh cup of coffee.
I painted this piece specifically for my bedroom. It is titled "breath of the spirit"....it reminds me of Genesis 1:2 where God's spirit soared over the waters before he began His creation.
Do you have a sanctuary in your home? A space to call your own? A corner where your soul feels calm and quiet? How would you create your soul's refreshing space?