we LIVE here.

saw this on pintrest and had to remake it.

This morning I spent some time with Jesus, and my devotional book led me to the story of Mary and Martha. You know, the one where Mary sits and listens at Jesus' feet. And he tells Martha that she (Mary) has chosen what was better over what Martha was doing. Which, mind you, were probably all good things. She was having company over. So she was probably busy picking things up around the house, lighting a candle or two, maybe scrubbing the toilet. And probably putting on a pot of coffee. Of course there was coffee involved. 

And while none of those duties are bad or wrong, Jesus wants us first at his feet. Listening. Our full attention on what He has to say. 

I have to admit, this is extremely hard for me and my personality/habits. I'm a busy body. I can sit and look around my home and see a million and one things that I need/want to do. 

Ya know, when I was pregnant with Molly,  my Aunt and Uncle sent a gift for her, and a card for me. My Aunt wrote the following:

...You can slack off in cooking, cleaning, and other things...but never slack off in teaching about Jesus. He's the only thing precious that will be the best investment you could ever give your children.

That is exactly what I desire and what I will strive for with all of my heart. 

So there's my disclaimer. Any and all of you are welcome at my house anytime. I'll most likely offer you a drink and a comfy seat on my couch. But I can't promise that my house will be spotless. I can't promise that there won't be laundry sitting around waiting to be washed or folded. I can't promise that my bathroom won't be a little smelly. I can't promise there won't be a sink full of dirty dishes. And I can't promise that I'll have brownies made. (even though I'd probably make brownies before doing any of those other things. HA!)

But my hope is that when you enter my home, you will sense the deep love of Jesus. That our conversations will be rooted in Him, and our hearts would overflow with praises to Him. 


  1. This is a beautiful reminder, Amy. I really look up to you & admire your heart, and this is also my hope for my own home and family. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. so beautiful, amy. that is so true. i needed this, especially with all of the boxes and random things laying all over my house that need a spot to be put 'away'. that's not whats important in meeting these new people. it is the deep meaningful conversations about who we are and how marvelous our creator is. thank you!