Saturday, January 21, 2012

Tending the Home

A Surrey Cottage

There are many distractions, in life, which keep us from housework and a calm focus on home. These distractions can include anything from clutter and disorganization, to excessive busyness or a gluttony of  television.

A list of daily chores for housekeeping is helpful for staying on track. We also gain a wonderful sense of peace when we polish furniture, sweep floors and iron the linens.  These tasks show our love for home, if done with a right heart.

They say there is a secret ingredient in good recipes. This ingredient is what makes the food amazing and delicious. That same secret ingredient is needed for a well-kept home. It is "love."  When we put love in our work, it gives us a rising sense of honor. We will go the farthest mile, despite weariness, for the love of what we are doing.

When we care for the home, by our daily work, and with a right heart, we create an amazing retreat for those around us. But truly, we are the ones who benefit the most, because we will reap the greatest sense of peace and fulfilment.

If we truly realized the greatness of an eternal perspective, and cared for the home out of a sense of devotion for The Master, our will would be so strong that nothing could distract us from so great a task as tending the home.

"Our fair morning is at hand, the daystar is near the rising, and we are not many miles from home.  What matter then, of ill-entertainment in the smoky inns of this worthless world?  We are  not to stay here, and we shall be dearly welcome to Him whom we are going."  - Samuel Rutherford

Mrs. White

Trying to Avoid - A Paper Plate Society.

Let it be Like - The Mission House.

Being distracted - Did you Clean Today?

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Anonymous said...

I have had a true Mary/Martha struggle lately, becoming totally absorbed in studying the W-rd. Although it is excellent to sit at His Feet, sitting on a dirty floor is NOT excellent, lol! It is HIS divine love that should motivate all our doings as homemakers and is the essential ingredient that causes OUR homes to be the ones providing the greatest comfort and joy. GREAT post!

Dana S. said...

My girls always say that Mom's secret ingredient in everything is "love"! Nothing is ever as good as Mom's because it's missing her love. :-)

Terry said...

Hi! I subscribe to your blog. I love the simplicity of it. I love how you tie your posts into your faith. I am the mother of 23 year old quadruplets, three girls and one boy who all live at home. My husband and I have been married for 30 years. We are very blessed.

Thank you for your posts.

Jessica@MakingHomeSweeter said...

Your posts are just so inspiring. I read this first thing in the morning, and it inspired me to bake and clean my kitchen this morning, change the bedding, tidy up the house, etc. And it's so true, it's very pleasurable to do these things because it feels so nice to have a kitchen that smells of cookies baking, and fresh sheets to take a nap on. My husband even noticed the flowers I put on the table and said he really liked them! Which made me happy that he felt happy in his home. Thanks for another great post Mrs. White!

Mrs. Settles said...

Beautiful words to remember! Thanks


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