By wisdom a house is built,
And by understanding it is established;
And by knowledge the rooms are filled
With all precious and pleasant riches.

Proverbs 24:3

Homes are like gigantic treasure chests to be filled with our own personal artifacts of life:
dishes, art work for the walls, books and magazines, music, movies, and so much more. There are endless ways to create life in a home and we get to become the artists who leave our special imprint in our home.

Yet, I have found that sharing ideas, gleaning from others and copying other wise women has given breadth and beauty to my home. I hope that some of the resources we have listed for you here will spur you on to new ideas and stimulate your creative juices.

We would love for you to share some of your favorite resources in the comments with others who will be dropping by here. And of course, these lists are only partial lists from our home. We will be adding articles, ideas and resources from our home as we have time.

God’s grace to you as you build your own Life-giving Home!

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39 thoughts on “Resources”

  1. Sally & Sarah….THANK YOU!!! ❤ I am beyond grateful for your heartfelt kindness, selflessness and true generosity to share the treasures, traditions & sweet frolic & fellowship of your home with us! We aim to walk in your footsteps and craft a home, as yours, full of warm conversations, feasting, savoring all that is good, beautiful & True….well, scholé in the classical sense…. convivial hospitality & a haven to gaze, savor, & delight in God’s handiwork & marvel at His love & grace for us. A place to nourish & flourish…to speak Life to all….and empower them to live a life “wholeheartedly ” devoted to God!!! Blessings to you….& again a hearty hug of deep gratitude for the tools that will guide us on this joy filled adventure!! Joyfully, Christal ?

  2. Thank you for this! What a great resource! I’m always looking for fun treasures to add to our life at home, and I’m excited to look for these books and movies. Your book arrives on my doorstep in 2 days (says Amazon), and I am literally giddy with excitement!!

  3. Beautiful collections that revive the heart and soul. Reminding us of the goodness dwelling in and around us, in and through Christ! God bless you and thank you for the gift!

  4. My kids are grown with kids of their own, but I still want a home that speaks warmth, love and acceptance and some FUN!

  5. I received your books yesterday and started reading them last night. I didn’t know how much I needed them. I am homeschooling the youngest of our six children, 14 year old twin boys and have really only been going through the motions. Thank you for the inspiration I was looking for to finish this race well.

  6. Oh wow! This is amazing! Thank you for sharing! I have been thinking that i should start keeping list of our favorite thigs or things to try. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. My preorder just came in the mail. I think my sons may have been confused by the title. I told them to pray-their mom just might learn something!

  8. I am encouraged by your words about ordinary celebrations and reminded that its okay to celebrate during times of worry. Thank you kindly.

  9. Wow, hard to pick my favorite. I think I would have to choose the Books, as I am homeschooling several kids who love to read, and I want to grow in my use of read-alouds. Thank you for this list! I really look forward to going through ALL of the resources!

  10. Your book arrived yesterday ( via Amazon). I started reading last and will continue reading through the weekend. My husband and I are raising our granddaughter. She has lived with us for 10 years. I want to leave her with wonderful memories of a loving home filled with fun and God’s love. I will be having a Valentine party for all of the grandchildren next weekend. Thank you for a wonderful book.

  11. This is such a blessing to so many woman. I know there are many moms looking to enrich their homes in life and love in Christ. Thank you so much. I am so excited to do these things with our family .

  12. I have to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this blog.
    I’m hoping to see the same high-grade blog posts by you later on as
    well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to
    get my own, personal blog now 😉

  13. Just the other day I was preparing for a Bible study that I am writing and teaching. My heart wasn’t in it. I looked across the room longingly at my newly arrived set of the Life Giving Home and Experience books. The Life Giving Home beckoned me to read it! I justified it in my head by telling myself I would only read the introduction. Our family motto is: We promise you adventure…and we break things. When I saw the introduction title contained the word “adventure”, I was thrilled! I could not just stop there. The Lord led me deeper into the book to the page about a “homeless generation”. I highlighted the entire page and forced myself to put it down. I then resumed my Bible study preparations. The Lord led me to discuss the effect of feminism on the home. I ended our study with the page about a “homeless generation”. It just so happened that the Lord was the one to prompt me to look at my new book. He knows the subject of “home” is near and dear to my heart. Thank you for sharing your vision for the home. Your words spoke to my heart! I desire to be a “wise woman who builds her house”and that our home will be an extension of the Gospel threaded through every area of our daily lives. Looking forward to reading more as I sit down in the “heart of my home” where I sit at the Father’s feet to hear His voice.

  14. I am on page 20 of the book and just had to stop by and tell you how much I am loving it. I annotate my books in multicolored pens and my book is so incredibly beautiful already since there are so many things to underline, so many spots to write in “yes!”, etc. Thank you for opening up your home and your hearts to us. Won’t it be amazing as our longing for “home” is ultimately fulfilled one day in the new heaven and new earth.

  15. Hi Sally,
    I’m planning to do a group study of your book and I was wondering if you could tell me if this would be the best way to get started? I thought about handing out the books, reading the introduction and first month (April), then gathering at the start of that month (April) to discuss. After that, we would go and apply what we could for that month (April). Near the end of that month (April), we’d read the next month (May) and gather in the first week of that month (May) to discuss, prepare and apply for the rest of the month (May). ? Forgive me for rambling! All advice gratefully accepted! This is the first study I have facilitated, so I want to get off to a good start!

  16. I’m reading the book at the moment and decided to check out the website, the book is very good so far and my mother and I love your writings

  17. I am so excited to finally have this book in my hand and the companion in the mail. Just as Own Your Own Life was a life changing read for me, this seems to offer another. I could not be more grateful! Thank you and God Bless!

  18. Could you post about what you did for your Seder supper- foods, scriptures, instructions, etc? We would like to start that tradition with our young family, but much of what is out there is very overwhelming. Do you have some suggestions of how to start?

  19. Thank you for your book. It is inspiring me to dream up ideas to build our family culture. I’ve also been listening to your podcast and have been really encouraged by it. From what I gather, it sounds like you didn’t have extended family near by. I struggle with trying to build our family culture while dealing with the opinions and involvement of extended family. Could you speak to that? How to balance time and traditions with extended family with building traditions for our own nuclear family?

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