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Home sweet home

Blog Every Day in November is a challenge hosted by Elizabeth of Rosalilium a lifestyle blog.  The topic for today is Home sweet home.

This is an interesting topic.  I am not going to treat it as a virtual tour either in writing or pictures.  Instead I shall write the thoughts I had about what home means to me.

I lived in the same house for the first eighteen years of my life and then in the holidays while I was a student.  For a long time afterwards, that was the only house to feature in my dreams.  I knew other houses well.  I had spent one week every year for twenty years in my grandparents’ house.  I did occasionally dream about that, but it was always in the context of a passageway which did not exist!  Perhaps I was confusing fiction with a real place.

After that as a young married person, I moved a few times in a few years.  None of those addresses became the fabric of my dreams.  A place we lived for almost ten years did.  In fact I only began to dream about it after we had moved away.

When we had just moved here I went to the local Women’s Institute and one of the members said something wise about what home meant.  I cannot remember her exact words.  Something along the lines of bringing your home with you, perhaps.  It often is the responsibility of a wife and mother to set the atmosphere in the home.

While it is a great thing to have a comfortable home, our ultimate home is not in this world.  Philippians 3:20

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H is for…

Happiness.

Hark!  Do I hear laughter?  (Ha-ha, he-he, ho-ho, hysterics and a laughing hyena; having fun playing hopscotch or on a helter-skelter.)

Haphazard horticulture has herbs, heather, heartsease, heleniums, hyssop, holly, honesty and hemlock in a herbaceous border.

Hares hate hounds and hedgehogs hibernate.

Houses become homes.  Hotels and hostels offer hospitality.  Hospitals may have helipads.

Honesty, hard work, hearty thanks and whole-hearted help give hope.

Hair, head, hands, heels, heart, and haemoglobin have helped towards a hundred words here.

Hymns have hallelujahs, heavenly heights, the heavenly host, highest honour, hail (meaning greetings not weather) and holy.

Habakkuk, Hosea and Haggai were men who heard God speak.  Have you heard Him yet?