Godly Homemaking wisdom for a peaceful and joyous home life. . ..
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From "On The Banks of Plum Creek"
"After Laura and Mary had washed and wiped the dishes, swept the floor, made their bed, and dusted, they settled down with their books. But the house was so cozy and pretty that Laura kept looking up at it."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
Human Frailty of the Godly Soul
"The life of Luther might suffice to give a thousand instances, and he was by no means of the weaker sort. His great spirit was often in the seventh heaven of exultation, and as frequently on the borders of despair. His very deathbed was not free from tempests, and he sobbed himself into his last sleep like a greatly wearied child."
"As for her, like most women, she had but one ambition. To be a good wife and a good mother, and to be beloved by her husband and children, was all she asked. [She was] a busy, affectionate, cheerful little housewife, whose voice would never be heard in the streets, but whose memory would always live in a few faithful hearts."
We live in a secular culture. We are bombarded by images, attitudes and values that are decayed and destructive. Yet, our homes do not have to be that way. The presence of a godly Mother can make home a precious place for her family.
Despite what goes on in the world, Mother can be about the Master's business at home. It should be a peaceful place where love and mercy abound. She will go about her daily duties after a time of prayer and private Bible study. She needs the spiritual strength.
She will clean and bake and cook. She will listen to her children's woes and give them guidance. She will show them love by her actions and words. She will be the anchor of the family.
At times there will be trials and annoyances within the family. But these soon pass if we are patient and long-suffering. We forgive quickly and try to keep each other cheered up.
It is amazing how teenagers will choose worldly music over sermons or gospel. They would rather sing the catchy tunes of society, rather than the old church hymns. That is why Mother will take the initiative and keep a godly culture in the home. Perhaps, at times, she is tempted to listen to the worldly music. But then, just for a moment, she forgets the eternal goal for her family. When she makes the effort to turn on a sermon- CD or sing a hymn from the old hymnbook, she is far more blessed and rewarded for her efforts than she ever thought imaginable.
Mother is the conductor. She is a guide, director, mentor; the mistress of the home. She will gather the children around for Bible time. Some may respond eagerly. Others may sigh with annoyance. Nevertheless, in years to come, they will never forget that Mother made the home.
I am the mother of five home-schooled children, ages 15 and up, and a Grandmother of 2. I have been married for almost a quarter of a century.
I am a writer, reviewer, who loves fashion, sewing,
reading, fitness and cleaning.
We live in an 1800's house in rural Vermont.