House Blessings: Prayers, Poems, And Toasts Celebrating Home And Family
House Blessings: Prayers, Poems, and Toasts Celebrating Home and Family
The home has long been the center of our family lives. This is where we gather to create memories with family and friends and to find comfort and solace for ourselves. In House Blessings, best-selling anthologist June Cotner has assembled a moving collection of interfaith prayers, poems, and toasts that speak to the experiences we share in turning our houses into our homes. With 112 pieces collected from 38 writers, this little book offers a reading for every occasion. From housewarming to holiday celebration, from planting a garden to raising a family, gems of wisdom and inspirational selections celebrate all our most treasured moments at home.
From the Author
A "home" is more than the structure we live in. A home is an intimate physical space that spiritually connects those who dwell within it. Blessing this space is a natural human inclination, as evidenced through the wealth of blessings and rituals spanning cultures and religious traditions.
My own home-based traditions and deep love of home and family compelled me to assemble this collection. The idea of a book to honor the simple pleasures of home was seeded...