Thursday, October 3, 2013
In our rapidly changing culture, we have to find a way to keep our bearings. Many take vacations to "get away from it all," and have some quiet. We are bombarded with ads, theories, ideas and marketing images. Many of us long for a quiet walk in the beautiful countryside. This can soothe a tired mind. It can remove anxiety and worries. It blocks the "world's" ideas long enough for us to recover and straighten our walk.
There is a dangerous seed spreading across the world's fields. It produces an anti- homemaking propaganda. It puts us on edge. It wants to shut down the home, make it evolve, and destroy the tranquility of the little cottage where the old time family lives.
One needs a "pesticide" of sorts to remove this from the family garden. It is a remedy, or a fertilizer, to help the spirit of homemaking to thrive. We need our very own godly homemaking propaganda.
This can be found in certain television shows (Olivia and Grandma in "The Waltons;" Aunt Bea in "The Andy Griffith Show.") It can be found in old writings, such as the original "Little House on the Prairie" books. It can be found in some modern books. It can be heard on CDs through old time preaching sermons and homemaking radio programs.
It can also be found in those who live it each day. Each time a homemaker cheerfully cleans and cooks and bakes and commits to being a steadfast keeper of the home, she is sending out good propaganda that will help the next generation to have courage and strength to continue.
The homemaking propaganda can often be a living example of Mother at home. This mother is tending and cultivating the little cottage for the old time family. She is doing this on little money and with minimal material goods. She is making a little haven in the midst of a dying world.
May God bring many more like her. And let us encourage the godly homemaking propaganda to help guide those who are losing their way. It is the Titus 2 mandate.
From the Archives:
Don't get Caught up in this kind of thinking - What Kind of Queen are You?
Have you ever Wondered? - How a Housewife Passes the Time.
Take Good Care of Him - Cooking for Mister.
For Home-keeping Inspiration, order my book - For The Love of Christian Homemaking.
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