House Blessings in Nampa Idaho

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Boise Idaho SP20114

House Blessings in Nampa Idaho


Recently I had the pleasure of attending a couple of different House Blessings.   

A house blessing is similar to a House Warming Party ...... in that friends and family are invited over to view the house and to help the new homeowner celebrate their new home. 

The two house blessings I attended were similar but different

One was for a woman from my church....Karen....who www.bzybee.combought last summer.   She recently had some work completed on the home...


New blinds....fresh paint....and some reawww.bzybee.comrranging of her pictures and accessories.  

The second was for a younger couple, Andrew and Chasity, also from my church who got married  nearly a year ago.  they bought a home in March.


All 3 are pretty special folks in my eyes.   I see the service they provide at the church.....

They have volunteered countless hours....working in the nursery...helping in the office...taking on leadership roles ,....editing the many videos our beloved Pastor Perotti visualizes and the list goes www.bzybee.comon and on and on!  


With that said....many people attended both house blessings.   Family and Friends alike.

Pastor Steve, from Nampa First Christian Church, performed beautiful ceremonies for both sets of buyers.  

They were similar but different as he personalized the readings for each. 


First he had a dish with 6 candles surrounding a bigger candle in the middle.   
He asked volunteers to come up to light a candle during his reading.   

Each candle represented different things that he hoped for the household...such as Compassion, Cooperation, Love, Work....etc

It was actually quite moving.  

Then he brought gifts....

The gifts might be familiar to you ....they were spoken of in the movie that is a favorite to many.   The movie, "Its a Wonderful Life"  has many poignant scenes...

For a Realtor or anyone in the Real Estate Industry perhaps the favorite scene is when the couple was bestowed with gifts upon moving into their new home.

www.bzybee.comModeled after the gifts in the movie, each Buyer received  from Pastor Steve:

Bread - that this house may never know hunger.
Salt - that life may always have flavor.
Wine (or sparkling cider in our case)  - that joy and prosperity
may reign forever.

What a true celebration for all who attended.   To be able to help these buyers bless their New Homes was truly an honor.   

I loved the gifts and may try to work these into a closing gift basket idea for future buyers.

Thank you Chasity, Andrew and Karen for allowing me to have a special part in helping you with your recent home purchases.

I look forward to helping many others in buying a home in Nampa Idaho...
may they all be blessed!

House Blessings in Nampa Idaho

(originally posted on Active Rain www.activerain/deborahbyron)


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Deborah Byron Leffler   SFR, PMN "The BZYBEE REALTOR"

Keller Williams Realty Boise

Serving All of Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Eagle, Caldwell, Marsing, Wilder, Homedale and Middleton

Comments (11)

Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

That is so wonderful to bless the home and the people in it. Sharing that with family and friends makes it extra special and a way to a good start.

May 22, 2013 04:49 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

This sounds very special for a new homeowner... and a great way to begin memories in a new home!

Have a great night


May 22, 2013 06:29 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Growing up in New Jersey the priest would come to home once a year and bless the home.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 22, 2013 09:29 AM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

I have never been to a house blessing Deborah, I'm sure it was special.

May 22, 2013 01:34 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Deborah, have never heard of this, and sounds like a great way to start a new life in their new home!   

May 23, 2013 10:39 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I think this is a wonderful ceremony. I get all emotional when I sit at the closing table with first time home buyers. This experience is special to me, as this ceremony is to those that are blessing a new home. I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend.

May 26, 2013 12:54 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
Deborah, thank you for detailing the house blessings of these three new home owners. What a wonderful way to start the journey in a new home...with family and friends from a loving church family.
Jun 14, 2013 10:48 PM
Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID
Judy....I think it is a really neat tradition as well!!!
Jun 23, 2013 11:00 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Deborah, sure miss your posts here in the RAIN, and hope you return soon!

Aug 15, 2013 12:20 AM
Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

THanks Joan!   I will be back!   I promise! 


Aug 15, 2013 09:58 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing these very special events. I was not familiar with house blessings but this is a great idea.

I hope you are having an outstanding week.

Aug 15, 2013 10:32 AM