I have been reading through J.R. Miller’s Homemaking lately, and I must say that it is one of the most poetically written books on the function of the home that I have ever read. The words in it are precious, and it makes my heart swell to feel the attitude of love this book was written in. When I first read the quote below, I … Continue reading A Maiden Going to the Sacrifice
What a beautiful season we have been given, as daughters and sisters at home, to serve others through the resources God has given us. Ecclesiastes reminds us of the brevity of each season in chapter three, verse one: “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” We are called to redeem the time, fruitfully bringing Christ glory through our service. Whatever the Lord calls us to do—whether it be reading to our siblings or assisting our mother in her household duties—we should joyfully and contentedly do these things to the best of our ability, as unto the Lord (Colossians 3:23). Continue reading “Daughters: Are You Joyfully Serving?”
And here’s a superb follow-up to Dennis Prager’s piece — this from Femina: I have always found it remarkable that sometimes people think that being a homemaker is a somehow limiting occupation. Like there isn’t enough to do. Before I go on to some specific ideas, I’d like to just say a little something about this. I am fairly certain that if you gave yourself … Continue reading How do we love thee? Let me count some ways…
Dennis Prager wrote a great piece earlier this month about the myth that homemakers are trapped in narrow, confined, and intellectually limited lives: [J]ust a few weeks ago, the [Daily Kos] declared me a misogynist for my column on what I believe to have been four negative legacies of feminism for women. I actually wrote the column on behalf of women, yet I was labeled … Continue reading Does a full-time homemaker swap her mind for a mop?
I am thrilled to announce the completion of a book project that has spanned the past four years! Queen of the Home: Essays, Poetry and Quotes on the Honor, Power and Nobility of Biblical Womanhood is now available from Amazon! In past generations, the role of wife and mother was viewed as a sacred calling. The committed homemaker was seen as strong, capable, intelligent, and … Continue reading Announcing Queen of the Home! (And a Giveaway)
From Rachel Jankovic over at Desiring God: If I had to pick one word to describe motherhood, I think that word would be “transforming.” The days of a busy mother are made up of millions of transformations. Dirty children become clean, the hungry child fed, the tired child sleeping. Almost every task a mother performs in the course of a normal day could be considered … Continue reading Motherhood Is Application
Students in women’s studies courses throughout the United States hear stories of “girl-meets-birth-control” or awakening the inner feminine mystique. But I’ve learned something else in my history class at a Christian college. We were reading a speech Adlai Stevenson gave at Smith College’s 1955 commencement. Stevenson, the Democratic presidential candidate in 1952 and 1956 (losing both times to Republican Dwight Eisenhower) was a Unitarian Universalist, … Continue reading Rethinking feminism
Today Kim Brenneman, author of the wonderfully helpful book Large Family Logistics is answering questions from readers on five different blogs! Click here to head over to Life in a Shoe to get started reading and for the links to the other blogs. Continue reading Q and A with Large Family Logistics Author Kim Brenneman (And Coupon Code)!
Christian wives everywhere have a burning desire to live for our Lord. Many though, are overwhelmed and discouraged. Knowing that this is not what the Lord has for His children, they search for encouragement in their highest calling, that of being a wife and mother. More often than not their search is in vain. The word of God has much to say about believers encouraging … Continue reading Morning Motivation! Daily Encouragement for the Christian Wife
Would you like to make lovely things for your home or gifts for others? Perhaps you feel “all thumbs” or never learned to sew. Here’s an easy way to learn–and teach your daughters at the same time! You can “Stitch and Learn” with Laurie Latour, Founder of Future Christian Homemakers. Her e-book, The Guide to Gingham Embroidery, brims with over 130 photos, taking you step-by-step through each project. Make bookmarks, Christmas cards, ornaments, and a tissue box cover – each requires only a few inexpensive supplies. Continue reading “Create Beautiful Needle Art for Your Home – with a coupon code!”