Need a little homemaking encouragement? Here’s something that can change your perspective!
Earlier this week, I spoke in Homemaking Ministries’ Balance in Homemaking online conference. (Good news! If you missed it, it’s not too late … you can still buy access and watch the recorded sessions!)
Aside from my session on Creating Balance in Housekeeping, I’ve enjoyed the other 20 sessions. The encouragement I experienced this week felt a lot like taking a drink of water out of a fire hydrant!
As intense as it’s been, the sessions have helped shape and refine my perspective on homemaking. I’d love to share with you some of the insights that have especially been meaningful to me:
Regarding perfection …
There’s no way we can get everything done. Getting everything done is a myth. – Jennifer Ross of The Focused Homemaker
“The goal isn’t to be perfect in our homeschooling or in our homemaking. The goal is to be faithful. The goal is to faithfully pursue what God has put in front of us to faithfully steward what He has given us.” – Tauna Meyer of Proverbial Homemaker
Regarding busyness …
Busy lives are good. Good busy is good. (Titus 2 teaches women to be busy in the home.) Being busy with bad things isn’t good. – Jennifer Ross of The Focused Homemaker
Regarding eternity …
Balance is impossible this side of Heaven. – Mandy J. Hoffman
There’s a temporariness to this life. Because of this, set your heart on eternity. – Katie Bennett of Embracing a Simpler Life
The advancement of the Kingdom comes through relationships. You need time to invest in these relationships. – Angie Tolpin of Leaving a Legacy
Regarding stuff …
Have a reason for everything you’re keeping in your home. – Elsie Callender of Richly Rooted
We aren’t meant to live mundane, stark lives with no beauty. – Mackenzie Monroe of Bold Turquoise
Regarding food …
God created a variety of foods that taste good because He loves us so much. Yet food shouldn’t take the center stage of our lives or our attention. – Kelly Smith of The Nourishing Home
Continually tweak your meal plan until it flows with your family. – Stacy Myers of Humorous Homemaking
Regarding our homes …
“Cultivating the lovely is a work, a mindset, and a pursuit to create beautiful, splendid atmospheres … in ourselves and our homes to draw us closer to God.” – Mackenzie Monroe of Bold Turquoise
“We should be trying to create beautiful atmospheres for our families that are practical.” – Mackenzie Monroe of Bold Turquoise
Regarding comparison …
“Too easily we fall into a comparison trap based on standards we set for ourselves. But it’s an unrealistic vision.” – Tauna Meyer of Proverbial Homemaker
Regarding families …
“Our goals as homeschoolers and homemakers is diligence and faithfulness and walking in the ways of the Lord and pointing ourselves and our children and our husbands and everyone we meet to Jesus.” – Tauna Meyer of Proverbial Homemaker
If you’re not investing in your husband and children, you have no other time to invest in other relationships. – Angie Tolpin of Leaving a Legacy
Plan for weekly special times with your family (story time, game night, etc.), and be realistic. Don’t plan it for every day, though, because you cannot do it all. – Caroline Allen of The Modest Mom Blog
Every relationship you’re in is a ministry. – Angie Tolpin of Leaving a Legacy
We need to raise our views of ministry and see it as our living. – Katie Bennett of Embracing a Simpler Life
These lessons have helped shape my heart and attitude toward the people in my home, as well as my approach to my homemaking. It’s been an excellent conference.
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