Monday, January 24, 2011

A Home with a Table

As I said in the last post, I'm in a new apartment! So...time for another series! Over the next few days or so, I'll showcase a room from the new place, and maybe a roommate or two as well.

I recently created a new resume and, in it, described myself as a "homemaker". No, don't worry, I did not list homemaking under professional work experience but I did slip it into the personal statement section. You may be thinking, "really?" A homemaker? Doesn't that mean "mom"? Not necessarily! I've been realizing more and more how much I love hobbies that have to do with homemaking: baking, crafting, cooking, interior design, hostessing... AND making any living situation I happen upon into a home is a passion of mine. In fact, last year as an RA, the theme verse for our floor was John 14:23.

'Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love [her], and we will come to her and make our HOME with her."'

Ultimately, we want to journey with the Lord as he sanctifies us into better homes for himself. Practically, we wanted our dorm floor to feel like home; a place where girls could take their shoes off and feel comfortable in their own skin. I'm not saying Brittany (my rockin' floor partner diva) and I achieved this perfectly as RAs, but our hearts truly were in it as we prepared our floor for the girls.

SO to have an apartment where I can take my shoes off and feel comfortable in my own skin is like a dream come true. I know that may sound a little dramatic, but this really is something I've dreamed of since I was little: the day when I would have my own kitchen for cooking and my own potted plants for tending...

Today, I'll show you the dining area.

A place for friends to dine together. Didn't eat at the table tonight, but I did have my first dinner gathering last week and let me tell you: frozen vegetables never tasted so good...'cause I bought them and made them (and no, that's not all we ate). Don't get me wrong. It certainly wasn't the first complete meal I've ever prepared, but it was the first meal I've prepared in my own home.

I love that it's temporary. I love that my roommates are such beautiful servants and sisters in Christ. I love that they WELCOMED ME IN mid year.

This shall be home. Live on, soul's motto, live on!


Jason Leith said...

What did you make for dinner tonight? you said you would make something interesting with what you had

Christine Nichole said...

I made a veggie saute and Chapatis bread with peanut butter!