Pinterest is a wonderful thing. I really enjoy it, but have found it also threaten to steal my joy.
I look at the beautiful images, pin the house colors I want, and dream of a bigger house, nicer furniture, and a bigger yard.
However God has not given that to me. I’m called to be faithful in the little things, before being blessed with the bigger things.
Sometimes we think if we can just have ____ (new house, new dishwasher, new table, etc) then we can be a good homemaker. We need to bring our thoughts back to the word of God.
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
We are called to be keepers at home. It doesn’t matter if that home is a beautiful 3500 square foot house, a cabin in the woods, an RV that you travel in year round, or an average (or below average) home, we are to be keepers of it.
The last house we owned was picture perfect on the outside. A white picket fence, a pretty porch and a nice size yard. My husband even installed white beadboard for me in our dining room and I loved my kitchen.
In spite of all that, I realized the house was not the best layout for our family and I was able to put it on the market without shedding bitter tears. We moved to a smaller rental house and have been here for over two years now, pursuing our dreams without a sky high mortgage.
It’s the family that makes the home. The dreams, visions, and faith of the family are worth far more than any Pinterest worthy home.
Be faithful and endure to the end. Don’t discount the importance of being a keeper at home, no matter what that home might look like. Stay true to the little things and count the cost!
I’ve been so encouraged by the Homemaking Ministries Online Conference! Since I’m a speaker in the conference I’ve been able to watch the videos early. Here is a sample of one talk from a mom who has raised two adult children. I’ve found her words to be very uplifting and edifying!
Today is the last day to grab your ticket to this conference and receive $70 in physical bonus offers! These lovely scripture art prints and scripture memory cards will be mailed to you if you order today!
A few people have asked if you need a Facebook account for this conference. No you absolutely do not! It’s optional to join the Facebook group that has been set up for attendees.
You can watch the 12 videos whenever, wherever, and however you like. It could be at midnight in your bed. You can listen to them while cooking dinner! Watch the video below for some more ideas!
There are so many conferences I’ve wanted to attend, but none of them are close by. I’m so thankful for the online support like this conference!
Need a refresher on what is included in this course?
Homemaking Ministries Conference Topics
- The Ministry of Homemaking
- Recovering Biblical Homemaking
- Homemaking and Working from Home: Is it possible to do both?
- Homemaking—the juggling act!
- Saving Time and Money in the Kitchen
- Having a Plan for Keeping Your Home Clean
- Prayer in Homemaking: gaining vision, finding time, and praying with our children
- Finding Joy in Homemaking
- Spiritual Disciplines for the Busy Homemaker
- Calm Your Chaos
- Unrealistic Expectations, Communicating your Needs, and Dealing with Differences
- Bible Memorizations: 5 minutes a day, lifetime benefits for the entire family
And when you order this week, you receive these bonus offers that equal $50 of items to download!
Plus you also receive:
Home Management Binder ($19.99 Value)
This is a beautiful binder that my husband actually designed for the conference! You will find chore charts, schedule, emergency contact list, passwords list, menu planning pages, finance and budgeting pages, prayer list, and more!
12-month Printable Calendar ($8.95 value)
You can print out this lovely 2016 calendar and use in your homemaking binder!