I'm wrapping up week 2 of the challenge to make my home a haven. Week 2 was all about gentleness. We were to continue praying for peace, which I did, only I quit using the candle. Yes, I'm just that cheap. Would Courtney, our fearless leader, frown at that? I don't know.
This week we were asked to play quiet music in our homes, and work on the way that we speak to our family. I play music almost every day, anyway, so that part was so easy. I used Pandora, and just played a couple of stations that I have made. One of them was classical and the other was Christian, with artists like J.J. Heller, Sara Groves, and Chris Rice.
As for the gentleness aspect of the challenge... I see that some people in my home are not talking to one another in a nice way. I promise that I tried to speak in a gentle manner. And I tried to encourage the kids to be gentle as well. This one is really a challenge for me, in particular. I have nothing to do but keep working at it.
The next challenge has to do with cleaning out clutter. Uh oh.