Homemaking is a Ministry {Sundays at Home}

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The Christian Homemaker

I’ve been a homemaker for over two decades now. That’s a long time! I didn’t always enjoy my role as a homemaker and honestly – there are times it still feels tedious!

But over the years I’ve come to realize that homemaking is just as important as any other type of ministry because as the wife and mother – the way our family feels at home speaks volumes about how we minister to their needs.

Does your home feel safe, peaceful, full of laughter, and welcoming to the weary soul? If not, it’s time to do some major clean-up! And sometimes it’s not just our house that needs a good cleaning. More often than not, our hearts are in need of a good scrubbing too.

Here at A Virtuous Woman, you’ll find lots of help finding peace in your heart and peace in your home.

Homemaking is a Ministry

This is My Life Planner

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Intentional Homemaking

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Our families are blessed when we are intentional about homemaking. From choosing the perfect recipes, to making the bed, decorating or cleaning the bathroom, homemaking is a ministry.

How have you been intentional about homemaking this week?

Sundays at Home Link Up

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  3. Share your tips, ideas, diy projects, recipes, and anything else related to homemaking.

How are you blessing your home this week?

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The Practice of Hospitality {Day 51}

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From Chaos to Calm: Day 51

You can find all of the articles in this series here.

 Scripture Memory: “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:2

  Since we have recently been working on our entry ways to make them more welcoming, I felt that this would be a good time to discuss the art of hospitality.

   The word hospitality is different from “entertaining.” In my mind, “entertaining friends” implies the need to impress others with my culinary skills, my nice house, etc.

The Practice of Hospitality

Hospitality on the other hand is Christ like. It is an offering of our time and company to others. It is a way for us to show our friends and family we care. It is a way to reach out to those in need of friendship and it is a way to beckon others to come to Christ – not through our words, but by our actions.

The virtuous woman of Proverbs 31 reaches out her hand to the needy. She cared about others! Whether it is the single mom down the road, a  stay-at-home-mom in desperate need of friendship, the elderly person who doesn’t get out much, or the neighbor across the street who never goes to church, people need – long for – friendship.

  By opening up your home to others, you offer a real example of Christ. When you invite new believers, non-believers, and the faith-filled, there is a blessing awaiting you as well as your guests.

Most women cringe at the thought of guests popping in unexpected because they never know if the house will be clean. By diligently and willingly following the From Chaos to Calm Challenge, you will open up a world of possibilities. You will be able to say to church members, “Come by – anytime!” and mean it! You can invite the neighbor over for a glass of lemonade when you see her working hard in her yard – and you will be ready!

By sticking to your schedule you will find that you have time to nurture the needs of those in your community; in your own home or on the go. No longer will the piles of laundry and sink full of dirty dishes weigh you down. You will be free to practice Biblical Hospitality.

And another benefit you will notice is that your husband is no longer ashamed to bring friends home for work – he will be proud to bring them home!

 

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When Homemaking Feels Mundane + Sundays at Home

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When Homemaking Feels Mundane

Some days, homemaking just feels… mundane.

I don’t know if it was the fact that the sun was not shining, that I was tired from lack of sleep last night, or that I’m recovering from a nasty cold all week, but I just didn’t feel like cleaning the house today.

But the house really needed a good cleaning.

In just a few days my house will be filled with people I love. There will be twenty of us in this house for five days. If I don’t start out with a relatively neat space, there’s no way I’ll be able to keep up once everyone arrives.

About mid afternoon I knew I needed to get started. So I prayed. I asked God to give me the strength and the discipline to get it done.

And you know what? He did.

God cares about your daily struggles. He is always there, waiting to lift the burden from your heart. Homemaking isn’t as much about the daily mundane tasks as it is about your heart being willing to make your house a home.

Housework will always need to be done. Anyone can scrub toilets or vacuum floors. God is not impressed by the work of our hands. He wants to see a woman whose heart is ready to serve in the most humble of tasks because while Christ was the King of Kings he came and willingly served. As a wife and mother, I have been called to the ministry of homemaking. No matter in what other capacities I may serve, homemaking will always be a part of who I am.

The girls and I got a lot done. We’re not totally done. But we got the main things I wanted to get done today checked off of my list.

And I was able to check off each of my daily tasks from this week’s This is My Life Planner. And it feels good.

This evening, I read an article by a friend of mine, Amanda from Bless Your Heart and Home on Homemaking as as Worship that really touched my heart!

Do you have days where you would just really rather be doing something else? What helps you get in the mood to clean?

Sundays at Home Link Up

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Our families are blessed when we are intentional about homemaking. From choosing the perfect recipes, to making the bed, decorating or cleaning the bathroom, homemaking is a ministry.

How have you been intentional about homemaking this week?

Now, for my favorite pick from last week. When my babies were babies, I used cloth diapers and cloth baby wipes that I sewed myself! In fact, a little known fact about me is that I used to have a cloth diaper sewing business online called Snickerdoodles Baby! So, be sure to check out 5 Tips for Using Cloth Baby Wipes from Mimi Mommy and Me.

5 Tips for Using Cloth Baby Wipes

Rules

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  3. Share your tips, ideas, diy projects, recipes, and anything else related to homemaking.
  4. I’ll share my favorites with everyone next week!

How are you blessing your home this week?

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