Over the past several years I’ve wrestled with what a homemaker really is. What does it meant to “keep my home?” How do I decide day in and day out what I should be spending my time on?Where do I turn when I feel overwhelmed by it all??
Getting to the roots of what a homemaker is (and really understanding what that means) has time and again given me encouragement. It has freed me up to focus on what is important in life and let go of those insecurities that plague us all.
Keeping a home means transforming four walls into a place of rest from this world. It means creating a haven for your family to slow down and focus on Christ. In today’s episode that’s what we are going to be taking a look at. What does it really mean to be a “good” homemaker?
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- A little bit about what our family has been up to the last 6 months
- What it means to be a homemaker
- Challenging your idea of what it means to be a homemaker
- Thinking outside the box when it comes to our daily activities
- How can we be a “Good” homemaker (and what that looks like)
- Learn how to be more efficient and effective within your home
- How to invest in your home
[Tweet “Creating a Gospel-Centered Home means crafting an atmosphere of Christ-likeness.”]
Links & Resources Mentioned in This Episode
- Hf #7: Determining How You Should Spend Your Time as a Homemaker
- Hf #1: What Does it Mean to be a Homemaker?
- The Homemaking Ministries Online Conference 2015
- Homemaking Foundations Podcast on iTunes
- Sign up for my weekly podcast emails
Book of the Week:
The Christian Homemaker’s Handbook by Pat Ennis & Dorothy Patterson
This book is a massive resource that would take you a while to just sit down and read! But each chapter which is some what self contained as each chapter is written by a separate author. The book is broken up into 6 parts: God’s Design for the Home, God’s View of the Sanctity of Life, Foundations for Parenting, The Practical Aspects of Establishing a Home, Planning and Preparing Healthy Meals, Making Wise Clothing Decisions. This is a big book with 40 full chapters. It’s a great book and a good one to have for reference. However, if you are really struggling in your homemaking and feel totally overwhelmed: This book is probably not for you right now. If that’s you, I suggest you instead pick up a copy of Glimpses of Grace by Gloria Furman.
Thanks for Listening!