The heart and intent of starting this blog is to encourage women who take care of their homes, their husbands, and their kids to run the race set out before them. So often people think of homemaking as “just homemaking,” not the amazing calling that we believe God has given us.
We believe that our society has taken some of the joy out of homemaking and made it seem like a burden that restricts our ability to fulfill our productivity in the world. We hope to encourage you in this struggle, so that you can find fulfillment and joy in being a homemaker.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.Hebrews 12:1-2
By no means are the women who write on this blog perfect. We fail everyday to find joy or be selfless, and often struggle with new challenges in parenting and life. But God is bigger than our struggles. He wants us to come to Him when we are broken and weary. He wants us to love Him first and foremost.
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.Philippians 3:12-14
We think about the “Proverbs 31 Woman” as an incredible example of a homemaker. She is one who works hard to take care of those God has put in her life. She cares for her home. She doesn’t worry about the future, but finds peace that comes from her walk with the Lord.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom,and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed;her husband also, and he praises her.Proverbs 31: 25-28
We’ve asked an amazing group of women to join us in writing down what they have learned along the way through homemaking, mothering, and being women of God. No matter if you are a full-time homemaker, part-time, or take care of your home after work hours, God has entrusted you with this amazing ministry.
We hope that our collection of posts will minister to you as you find your way through this wonderful season of life you are in.