This indeed, was a home, – home, -a word that George had never yet known a meaning for; and a belief in God, and trust in His providence, began to encircle his heart, as, with a golden cloud of protection and confidence, dark, misanthropic, pining, atheistic doubts, and fierce despair, melted away before the light of a living Gospel, breathed in living faces, preached by a thousand unconscious acts of love and good-will, which, like the cup of cold water given in the name of a disciple, shall never lose their reward.”
― Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin

This year, I made a goal to live with more intention-—to find ways to spend my time, my money, and my gifts more wisely.  This month our focus is home.  I’ve told you all about my latest home projects and even gave you my favorite homemade pizza recipe.

Now, it’s your turn.  Whatever you’ve done recently to live more intentionally in your home, whether that’s an organizing, cleaning or decorating project, or whether it’s a recipe or just some thoughts on what “home” means, we’d love to see what you’ve been up to.  Link up your blog post or if you don’t have a blog, share your thoughts at my facebook page today!  Please link back to my original post and feel free to share with your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram friends.

Also, follow our LIFE. {On Purpose} community board (brand new) on Pinterest!

32 comments on “Home. On Purpose”

  1. Love this! Thank you for the opportunity to share, Edie. We have been intentionally giving away most of our “excess” clothing, housewares, toys, etc. So far, over 2,000 items. Hard to believe but so freeing.

    Life is more simple. We are more available to play, listen, give and live. And we all feel very grateful for what we do have and who we are as a family.

    Thank you for the insights, inspiration and recipes here on your blog, Edie. It’s always encouraging!

  2. I know the link was home, but family is home to me and I chose to post a link about my wonderful younger brother. Thanks for letting me share.

  3. Thank you Edie for the opportunity to share what we have been up to! I love reading your encouraging words and being inspired by all that you are faithful with in your life!

  4. Hi Edie! I really enjoyed visiting some of the blogs that are featured above. I got some really great ideas for decorating. We’ve lived in our house for six years and so much “life” has happened that I haven’t personlized any of my decorating. Now I am trying to get some things done and I’m looking for inspiration. And, your blog is one of the reasons that I have started to be more intentional with making my house a “home” for my family. I just read on one of the blogs above about making a no-sew table runner and a no-sew roman shade. Wow! I’m definitely going to be trying these two things (because I am definitely a “no-sewer”:)
    I don’t blog and I’m not on facebook, so I cannot participate in this, but I really enjoyed looking at the different ideas people posted. Thank you!

  5. This link up is so fun, thanks for hosting it! I adore the quote you chose above from Uncle Tom’s Cabin. It’s on my “too read” list. And I’m almost done with The Aeneid, by the way. I’m glad you haven’t gotten to it yet, its given me extra time…

    Also, I meant to reply to your comment on my post today that I actually will (tentatively) be at allume this year in Greenville, and I see you are speaking? So we might just really get to meet! I’d love to compare notes on “homemaking as a second career” so to speak : )
    I bought my ticket to the event already, but I will have my 5 or 6 week old newborn baby with me!! (And I’m pumped Darleen will have her baby girl with her too –so fun) So, prayers for a non-colicky and healthy baby, and I’ll pretty much be showering anyone that comes near me and the babe with hand sanitizer, but so excited to hopefully meet up with you and Darlene too!

  6. Ah! I’m so glad to be able to join your party! I wrote a post just today about a little laundry room re-do. . . but it’s also about being grateful for what I have and working with what I have instead of complaining about what I don’t have! I’m thankful to be able to link it up here. 🙂

  7. Love this series it’s so easy to let go and miss out on all the beautiful things in and around us, thanks for the opportunity. Sorry again for the little mishap with link 38.
    Have a great day,

  8. Love the quote! Ms. Harriet Beecher Stowe is a great (not sure how many greats) aunt of mine on my mother’s side and although I haven’t yet read Uncle Tom’s Cabin, I have begun reading a book, appropriately titled The Beechers by Milton Rugoff. What an interesting and inspirational family! Very honored to be related to them!

  9. Hi Edie,

    I wanted to thank you for the chance to link up on your blog. I don’t blog often, but it happened that I just posted a cleaning schedule on the day of the link up that was working for me as a new homeschooler. And it was super fun to have so many visiters on my little blog! I have enjoyed your blog for several years now. You’re wonderful style and zest for life is so inspiring!


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