You long for a comfortable home and strong relationships with the people in your home. But you wonder if all of your effort is worth it.
Every day is filled with so many things to do. It’s easy to lose motivation to keep doing the same repetitive tasks day after day. And as you race to check off your to-do list, all the work you do for your family and home doesn’t seem to matter.
You try to keep up, but messes are made. You try to get things to run smoothly with routines and schedules, yet you still feel like you’re falling behind. At times you feel exhausted and overwhelmed. To top things off, as much as you try to make sure you get everything done, you aren’t convinced you’re coming across as the most loving wife or mom.
When you’re in the middle of trying to tend to your home and family and juggle all.the.things, you have no idea if any of your busyness and effort really matters to God.
Did you ever stop to think that the care you give your family and home can have an eternal significance?
The way you care for your home and family matters. And I absolutely believe you can glorify God as you care for your family and home. As you do, your life and home will be transformed by an unshakable peace and undeniable purpose.
What others are saying …
“I absolutely love this and so appreciate this blog! This is SO PRACTICAL and SO HELPFUL! Thank you for the insight and giving me motivation toward a different perspective allowing me to feel less overwhelmed.” – Shannon
“I am so thankful for your wisdom and generosity to share it! I am a struggling mom who needed and needs someone like you in my life. So grateful for you and your blog.” – Leticia
“I just wanted to tell you that I totally feel like the Lord put you in my path for a reason. Everything I’m struggling with has been in your blog. It’s amazing, to be quite honest!! He’s using your words to remind me to seek Him. Thank you for your words, Hilary!” – Jessica
“You’ve been a true blessing! As I’ve been working on really decluttering and refreshing our home to make it a haven, your insights have been invaluable and I’m eternally grateful.” – Katrina
Imagine smiling as you crawl into bed at night as you realize you’ve spent moments in your day loving your family well and pointing them to Christ. You might feel worn out after a flurry of activity, and you might not have gotten nearly as much done around your home as you hoped, but it’s OK. Productivity doesn’t matter as much as the people you nurtured.
Imagine feeling comfortable enough in your home to embrace the imperfections and focus on the eternal. With the Lord’s help, you’ve created a clean(ish) haven that nurtures and recharges you and your family.
Imagine feeling motivated to care for your family and home as a way to glorify God, no matter what season of life you’re facing.
When you join Home to a Haven’s community, you’ll receive faith-filled encouragement to help you discover peace and purpose … along with practical help on how to care for your home and family.
“What a clear call of grace and truth in a culture that constantly tells women it’s not enough ‘just’ to stay home and mother. – Ashley
“I love following your posts when I need encouragement and a ‘reset.’ Even though I do not know you, I feel I trust your opinion.” – Bonnie
“Thanks to your help and I inspiration, I’m finally creating a home! Thank you so much for what you’ve invested into me! My family has truly benefited from it!” – Allison
“Hilary, I just fell in love with you. You are so down home. I love that you don’t come across as a perfectionist–you just get the job done.” – Patricia
A little about me …
As a wife and homeschooling mom, I know what it’s like to regularly feel like you’re drowning in all that needs to be done.
Without a proper perspective, tending to my family day after day can feel like a draining sacrifice. When my children were young, it was really easy to let exhaustion set in, especially when I watched my family destroy our semi-clean home right before my very eyes. Day after day, when I felt overwhelmed by so much work, it was really easy to focus on all of my tasks while losing sight of a big picture.
Even though my family and home responsibilities never changed, I began to actually forget about the overwhelm. By listening to wisdom shared by wise, godly mentors, I realized that any hectic season of life will consume me for only a few years until life changes again. With this in mind, I stopped complaining to myself and started thanking the Lord for my family and home and all the work that comes along with those precious gifts.
By remembering that God has placed me in my home with my family at this exact moment in time for a reason, I’m encouraged to find peace and purpose right where I am. He compels me to love well, even (and especially) in the messiness of life.
Today, the workload around my home hasn’t disappeared. But instead of stressing out over an overflowing to-do list, I choose to work around my home to glorify God and demonstrate His love to those around me. I’m reminded to put people over things, and relationships over tasks. As I do that, He not only surprises me with peace and purpose, but He also multiplies my time, energy, and love for others.
How can I help you?
Just like the Lord worked in my heart and home, I know He can transform you, too.
Through Home to a Haven, I love helping homemakers realize the significance of even the simplest of tasks and then offering workable solutions to make everyday life at home a little easier.
To help as you work to glorify God in your home and family, you can begin to find contentment and direction through my eBook, Becoming a Modern-Day Proverbs 31 Woman.
You can also find some inspiration and guidance in these popular blog posts:
- Finding Something Sacred in the Middle of the Mundane
- The Calling to Care for Your Home
- How to Use Your Haven to Change the World
- Filling Your Home with Lovely Things
- Why Havens are Important (and How You Can Get One)
“So glad to find you. I’m 68 and wish there would have been help like this when I was first married and with small children. I pray you have much success in helping ladies with the most important job in the world.” – Martha
“I have to say, I cruise home decor and home improvement blogs always looking for ideas, and yours really caught my eye and my heart. I thought, ‘I am staying with THIS lady!!’ I even told my husband all about it. It is so nice to read about homemaking from a Christian point of view! Your blog is SO needed and is the best attitude corrector I have seen! Thank you for making a blog for real people with real homes.”– Kerry
“My biggest frustration with homemaking is constantly hearing, ‘It’s okay that you don’t have it all together; I don’t either.’ And then the conversation ends – or worse. I guess it’s nice to be briefly reminded that we all struggle, but … what next? I just wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank you for your hopefulness and encouragement and answering, ‘What next?’ You tell me progress can be made even in a few minutes; something can be done! Thank you so much!” – Meredith
As a writer, I would absolutely love to know how I can help you. What situations are you dealing with in your home? What are you experiencing on your faith journey? What are some of the biggest challenges you’re facing? Please share what’s going on in your life and home in an e-mail!
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