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Friday, February 11, 2011

Homemaking: Making a House a Home

There is a desire in just about every woman to make a house a doesn't matter if she is a stay-at-home mom, works from home or works outside the home.  Why is this? Because God has shaped it into our beings as women. What an honor to be given such a duty by our Creator.  When you think about what all making a home entails, it is nothing to be taken lightly. It's about creating a safe haven for your family: a place where your husband can relax after a long day at work...a place where your children are loved, nurtured and growing in the Lord...a place where guests feel welcome. You see, homemaking is so much more than just decorating, housekeeping and cooking. More importantly, it's the love that we pour into doing these things.
Proverbs 14:1 says, "Every wise woman builds her house, but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands." So the question I ask myself everyday and I encourage you to ask yourself is this: Are you building your home with love and a Godly attitude or are you tearing it down with nagging and pity-parties? Don't get me wrong, it can be very easy to get discouraged in this area and I have been guilty of hosting my own pity-parties, big ones at that! But God has a way of sending me encouragement right when I need it.  A very sweet lady from my church growing up sent me this letter a couple of days ago and I would like to share it with you...

Continue On

A woman once fretted over the usefulness of her life.  She feared she was wasting her potential being a devoted wife and mother.  She wondered if the time and energy she invested in her husband and children would make a difference.

At times she got discouraged because so much of what she did seemed to go unnoticed and unappreciated.  "Is it worth it?" she often wondered.  "Is there something better that I could be doing with my time?"

It was during one of these moments of questioning that she heard the still small voice of her heavenly Father speak to her heart.  "You are a wife and mother because that is what I have called you to be.  Much of what you do is hidden from the public eye.  But I notice.  Most of what you give is done without remuneration.  But I am your reward."

"Your husband cannot be the man I have called him to be without your support.  Your influence upon him is greater than you think and more powerful than you will ever know.  I bless him through your love."

"Your children are precious to me.  Even more precious than they are to you.  I have entrusted them to your care to raise for me.  What you invest in them is an offering to me."

"You may never be in the public spotlight.  But your obedience shines as a bright light before me.  Continue on.  Remember you are my servant.  Do all to please me."  (author unknown)

I thought that this quote was appropriate:


“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.”


  1. Julia!
    Hi! thank you for stopping by my blog! It's great to 'hear' from you guys and see what y'all are up to. Congrats on baby #2!

  2. Hey Mandi! It's good to hear from you too...trying to get used to all this blogging stuff...I think I'm finally getting it down! I see that y'all are going to adopt! How exciting!