Monday, October 4, 2010

Light a Candle

Once again the wonderful Courtney of Women Living Well is doing a weekly Monday challenge. This fall it is focused on making your home a haven. And every Monday she will be giving us something to focus on to calm our homes and bring some peace to our days.

For us fall is such a busy time of year(I can't even imagine how it will be once Jake is in school). With both mine & Jake's birthday in October & tons of other wonderful events and fun fall activities it seems that our weeks and weekends are even busier from now until the 1st of the year.

So this challenge couldn't have come at a better time.

It is week 1 of the Making Your Home a Haven Fall Challenge. Here is this week's challenge: Go buy an extra large candle and light a candle everyday in your home. I will be starting mine in the morning! But you can start yours at dinner time. Do what makes sense for your family. I will be placing mine in the kitchen - the main hub of my home. Each time the candle catches your eye, say a prayer for peace in your home.(from Women Living Well). 

I got my candle today and set it up on our breakfast table since you can see that from the kitchen & living room. I haven't lit it yet & think I will do so this evening when we are all relaxing after dinner. But for the rest of the week I am going to try and light the candle in the mornings. Hopefully this will help me to not be short or frustrated with Jake as we get our day started.  


With the challenges going up each Monday I will let you know what the challenge is and hopefully the following Monday let you know how it worked in our home over the week. (sorry about the italic font...I can't seem to get it to change back)


  1. I've had my candle burning almost all day! Maybe I shouldn't have bought a candy apple candle. It smells sicky sweet in here!

  2. I love your candle! I'm excited to start this challenge!

  3. The joys of motherhood...and how the Lord uses our children to brighten our days. Praying with you in this challenge for peace to be present in our homes.

    Blessings ~

  4. I am participating in this challenge too. I love lighting my candle after dinner but the other day I lit it in the morning and it was nice.