WELCOME to Gates of Elloree!

By wisdom a house is built,
and through understanding it is established;
through knowledge its rooms are filled
with rare and beautiful treasures.
Proverbs 24:3-4

WELCOME! I'm thrilled that you're here! I believe that a woman's most influential position and greatest cultural vantage point springboard from the portal of her home. Therefore, this blog will reflect that with each entry being organized into a "room"... much like the rooms of your home. For example...

One week you may find an interesting recipe in the KiTcHeN, and another week you may discover something that inspires you when you visit the LiBrArY. Travel ideas will be located in the GaRaGe and gift ideas in the CrAfT RoOm. A list of supplies may accompany a fun activity in the FaMiLy RoOm, and a spot cleaning chart may hang above the washing machine in the LaUnDrY RoOm. You might hear laughter in the KiDs RoOm as you listen to the funny things they say. Educators and students will be interested in what we have stacked on the bookshelves in the ScHoOlRoOm. Even the YaRd is considered a room at Gates Of Elloree... everything within the gates of your home. And at the end of the day, fill the bathtub with the homemade bath salts you'll discover in the BaThRoOm cabinet and relax those tired muscles.

Does that sound like a place worth visiting? Well, I hope you feel that way about this blog. I invite you to grab your favorite beverage and cozy up to your computer screen, where I pray you'll find some things that will assist you in your endeavor to glorify the Lord, bless your family, & serve others. H


Angel C. said...

I received the link to your blog today from your uncle, DeWitt. I go to church with him and Mary Ellen. I've looked over your entries and I like what I see. I've also added you to my blog list. I will be back. I would like to be a follower of your blog but couldn't find a tab to add myself. Blessings! Angie
Island Time

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Hi Angel. Thank you, and welcome! Look on the left column and you will see where others are signing up under the "Follow" heading. Blessings! :-)

Cindy Fox said...

This looks great, Lorie! It will be such an encouragement to women. Thanks for offering this to us. I like your practical ideas. Love you!

Maria B. said...


I love your blog! Thanks for sharing it with us. I love the encouragement and the tips. I look forward to following it. See you soon. Maria Bailey

Ariadone said...

Hello, Should you write more often I would visit you and problably become a friend/member to your blog. So keep writing, I do like to read you.