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Farm House Tour: Come on Over and Get Comfy in the Great Room

Remember that house tour I started ages ago?  Well, I have waffled so much on if I wanted to continue it, mainly because it is my desire that everything on Simply Home brings eternal encouragement of some kind.  Just posting pictures of pretty interior spaces didn’t really seem to fit the bill.  But, I have decided to continue on because if I could, I would invite each of you dear readers over for a cup of coffee to sit and chat about real things, important things, eternal things.  Since I can’t, this is my way of welcoming you into our home, so that we can connect on a deeper level and in turn journey into the heart of God through everything that is posted here.

This week, I am sharing our great room with you.  I have also included some of my favorites in the room.  Thanks for dropping in.

Our gathering place

 Fun tie backs for the curtains, just to add a little bit of cowboy in there.


My favorite things about our home is the light.  So many windows, even when you are inside you get to be outside.



The fireplace.  This is still on my list of redos, but that will be for another time, when I have time, hmmm, maybe in 20 years?

 Our Lion of Judah shofar that sits on the mantle shelves.


It’s never this clean, usually there is a little people village set up on the coffee table and toys scattered about, all those elements just add a nice pop of color to our otherwise neutral backdrop.


 This is a sign the kids and I made for the mantle from acorns on the property.  Yadah means “to worship with extended hands” in Hebrew.  The word picture is to cast as in casting a line, to throw down as in to fall on your face, or to shoot as in to shoot an arrow at a target.  Isn’t that an amazing definition of worship?  We love learning the language of Israel, it is rich with depth,insight, and power.  I love using His word to offer benedictions over us as we do life in our home.  I would encourage you to do the same, instead of just hanging pretty up, put power on your walls, it will change you.

Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth. Deuteronomy 11:19-21

Blessings to you, from our home to yours.

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