Does Homemaking Really Matter?
We Must Have a Vision to Keep Going
What a grand and auspicious work a woman is called to; how significant and far-reaching is the scope of her vision. When she understands the breadth of her calling, generations will have their faith ignited, and those who seek truth will find it within the walls of her home. ~Sally Clarkson
It’s All About Relationships
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. ~Colossians 3:23-24, ESV
Homemaking is an Expression of Love
Homemaking is an expression of love. ~Kathryn Porter
Home—the Happiest Place on Earth
Your work does matter to those who enjoy its fruits. Note the marketing appeal of advertising that uses the family kitchen and a mother’s loving care and delightful interaction with her children. Household management provides a pattern of rituals for everyday life…It is not hard to enhance the mundane so that the ordinary becomes extraordinary and creativity pays dividends. Home should be the happiest place on earth. ~Dorothy Kelley Patterson
So what really matters? Well, housework, among other things. It is not the only thing that matters, but it does matter. It matters that people have somewhere to come home to and that there be beds and meals and space and order available there.
Whether we do a lot of housework or a little of it, whether we keep house only for ourselves or for other people as well, housework forms part of the basic patterning of our lives, a pattern that we might identify as a kind of ‘litany of everyday life.’ ~Margaret Kim Peterson
So, yes, homemaking matters very much. It matters to those who live in your home, and also to those who visit your home. Even if you’re only keeping house for yourself, it still matters.
Don’t lose sight of the importance of your ministry as a homemaker. Your work matters!
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