a fellowship of bearing up

I'm sitting her in my PJ's in a quiet house, waiting for my oatmeal to finish cooking. I pull up my Bible app on my phone and read the verse of the day: Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation.- Psalm 68:19I chuckle and sigh.  Daily bears us up.  I… Continue reading a fellowship of bearing up

The Triune Ministry of Homemaking: Building Relationships

The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. - Proverbs 14:1 NIVOf all the things that homemaking is, it is essentially the building up of relationships for God's glory.The relationship between a husband and wife is a model of Christ and His Bride, the Church. "For… Continue reading The Triune Ministry of Homemaking: Building Relationships

The Triune Ministry of Homemaking: Footwashing

"She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." Proverbs 31:13 KJVWhen I think about why homemaking (remember, I'm not talking about absence from working outside the home. I'm talking about managing, serving and building relationships in your home for God's glory) is so important to me, and why I believe its such… Continue reading The Triune Ministry of Homemaking: Footwashing

The Triune Ministry of Homemaking: Management

God's word has convinced me- a woman can be a homemaker and work outside her home. Her homemaking is not dependant upon where or how she may earn money. Her homemaking is dependant upon her obedience to God in managing her home, serving in her home and building up the relationships of her home for… Continue reading The Triune Ministry of Homemaking: Management

To Work or Not to Work? That is not the question

A couple years ago my heart was stirred to ask my husband to consider supporting me in staying home full-time. He graciously agreed to do so. During these years at home, I have experienced sweet fellowship with Christ in doing the unrecognized, unfinished, servant-like, foot-washing tasks that involve keeping up a home. I've come to… Continue reading To Work or Not to Work? That is not the question

From Elizabeth Elliot

Sunday MorningSunday mornings can be a real test of a mother's sanctification, especially if her husband happens to be a pastor who leaves the house much earlier than the rest of the family. Here's how it went recently in one house (you're free to speculate on whose):"The fifteen-year-old couldn't tuck his shirt in because of… Continue reading From Elizabeth Elliot