Meditations and Confessions of a Homemaker’s Mission

Well first I went to look up the word mission. What does it really mean? I was thinking of it in terms of defining my purpose or goal in writing on this blog. But I was surprised and actually more clarified in my reasoning when I went and looked it up in good ole Webster’s.

Here’s what I found at Merrian-Webster Online:

It’s obsolete apparently, but the original meaning of the word is the definition I’m going with here…the act or an instance of sending.

So…Meditations and Confessions of a Homemaker is sent out:

  1. To be acceptable to God. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”(Psalm 19:14) That means what I write here I write by faith, for without faith it is impossible to please or be acceptable to God (Hebrews 11:6). So what I write here is substance and evidence of eternal unseen truths that I have sure confidence in- that’s faith (Hebrews 11:1).
  2. To be a source of oil for your lamp, that is, courage. I see the picture of oil in scripture as a dose of heavenly courage which when dripped on our minds and hearts causes us to face the giants and fears of this life courageously. That oil of course is the Holy Spirit Himself. When the Holy Spirit impresses heavenly truths upon my heart through the study of the Word He fills me with courage to face life in this fallen world with confidence and peace. Sharing that word, that oil, that confidence, with others is what the writings here are sent out to do. I think of Joshua and Caleb who chose to encourage the people of Israel who were afraid of the giants that faced them in the land of promise. The other men who were with Joshua and Caleb who also saw the challenges that lay ahead of them had too small a vision, they could only see the size of the giants in comparison to their size, but Joshua and Caleb saw the size of the giants in comparison to the size of their God and encouraged the people to move forward trusting in God’s power to save. That’s what I pray the posts here do: encourage others to press forward walking by faith, trusting in God’s power to save.
  3. To be an example– which holds me accountable- in walking by faith in Christ and in living out the gospel as a “younger woman.” (Titus 2:4-5) My example is in wrong and right choices. I think of how 1 Corinthians 10:6 says that the record of Old Testament accounts were written for us as examples. They aren’t all examples of what we should do, some are examples of what we should avoid doing…nevertheless they are there for us to learn from. What I write here is sent out as an example both in repentance and confession; in meditations and obedience. These posts are sent out as windows into what God is doing in one weak vessel’s life. I pray that as Timothy was charged by Paul to be an example to all believers,”…in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity…” what’s seen of my life here would be an example in those areas too. My speech, conduct, love, faith and purity will be marred by my wrong choices at times, and I pray I will be open and honest about it. I seek to be transparent in what I share here, not doctoring up what I write just to sound like a better example, but to be a genuine example by being honest.

So there you have it, this blog’s mission.

For more on why I blog in general go here. For some of my testimony go here and here.

This post is part of a blog mission tour at Becoming Me. You’ll find more blogs and their missions over at The Blog Mission Tour hosted by Becoming Me.


  1. Mari says:

    Awesome! So, I see you make cards and homeschool…we are instant friends. Although I haven’t made cards since I started homeschooling. I guess we’ll just have to incorporate that into our curriculum. Looking forward to getting to know you cyberly better…sounds like we have a lot in common. Bless you!

  2. Becoming Me says:

    Wow. I am surprised at how many “new to me” bloggers have joined this tour. I am truly glad you joined because I love your blog already and your mission is beautiful

  3. Julie says:

    It’s nice to meet you. Thanks for sharing your missions statement.I too am a home schooling mom. I start my 17th year in a few weeks.Julie

  4. Amanda says:

    I LOVE your mission statement!! I absolutely LOVE your use of scripture…and your absolute devotion to the Lord. Praise Jesus!! I will be adding you to my favorites!!!God bless-Amanda

  5. Peggy says:

    This is for Hebrews 13…I will be back for your MISSION!Hello friend! Stop by when you have a chance. I’ve left you an award…Come and be blessed as you have blessed me and others!Peggy

  6. Shanda says:

    Thanks for comment on my blog! I am so thankful for the blog mission tour. It’s allowing me to step out of my normal circles and meet new bloggers. And even though I am a single mom who doesn’t homeschool, we have Jesus in common. And, in my opinion, that’s the best! I look forward to getting to know you better in the future.

  7. Peggy says:

    Hi Sheila…Why aren’t you on the link list with Becoming Me? or what number are you cuz I didn’t see you or you incognito…???I’m finally back to read your MISSION…now I didn’t know my “mission” was obsolete! How can that be? Even Rick Warren usesMISSION of our purpose and life message! I just don’t want to MISSany part of being sent especiallywhen I’m SENT here in Mexico. In Chapter 36(or Day 36)R.Warren says we were MADE for a MISSION and he goes on to tell us “Our English word “mission” comes fromthe Latin Word for “sending” Being a Christian includes being sent into the world as a representative of Jesus Christ. As the Father has sent me, I am sending YOU!”John 20:21. And believe me, You are acceptable to God, a Source of oil for my lamp, and an example. That’s why I chose Hebrews 13:3 for the heart you have for missions and missionaries, for the heart of a MOM = a heart for God!Reasons why you BLOG certainly tells of YOUR GREAT LOVE of Jesus and the treasures of you blog!Thatwas your original Mission and you already had that part processed!I loved your cardboard testimony and I had seen this YouTube video, but I don’t get it…but that’s alright…I always wondered why you had so many blogs…(lol) no,why you chose a Wife of Valor…you have high standards as showneverywhere in your BLOGs! May God continue to find you FOUND IN HIM!I knew this looked like a NEW LOOK!Bless you & waiting to see who you choose for your 5 Arte y Pico Award recipients!!!

  8. What a beautiful, well-thought-out mission statement! I love it!I’m adding you to my Bloglines and will be looking forward to see what more you have to share. Thanks for dropping by and visiting me!

  9. Smilingsal says:

    You really put some time into this! I’m impressed.

  10. dlyn says:

    On the Blog Mission Tour and glad I stopped by your blog. Your statement is lovely. I will be back to visit you again!

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