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I am very thankful that my boys wanted to take part and showed such excitement about the  candle.  I wonder what they will think of this week’s challenge?  Or candle burned about halfway through this week so before this month long challenge is through I see myself finding another. My thoughts: Festive Fall Flavour. Maybe an Apple Pie or Pumpkin Pie? If I can find one.

I also realized that I miss candlelight. I don’t know what it is, but it really does feel different when you light candles throughout your home instead of using lights. At one time, I hung sconces with votive candles throughout my home and used candlelight a lot. I just have not gotten around to doing that in this home. I think this is a failure on my part. After NaNoWriMo in November, I think I need to go hunt down all those sconces. Bring this feeling into my home more. The good thing is that it will give me more candles to remind me to invite that spirit of peace into my home.

On to Week 2:

Play soft music everyday in your home. Choose worship, classical or another form of peaceful music that the family enjoys. Focus on using peaceful words and maintaining peaceful relationships. Remind your family to avoid seething anger, tattling, criticism or back talk. As the wife/mother, work on gentleness this week.

I’ll see you on Monday to report back on how things went!  I’ll keep the candle burning while I try the music. I’ll admit, I’m looking forward to this week because we love music. We might be freaky, but my kids actually enjoy singing hymns and will spend hours challenging each other to sing!

Feel free to join us on our journey!

–Lady O

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