Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Preparations for Homekeeping

Old-Fashioned Lady at the Piano

In the early morning hours, I sit in a dim room thinking about the day. I often read, sip on tea or listen to some quiet music. It is a lovely time to prepare for my homekeeping work.

I have so much to worry and fret about, but I won't indulge in such emotions.  I refuse to give up or give-in to trouble.

I will bake some bread to go with tonight's supper.

I will do laundry, sweep, scrub, and clean the kitchen throughout the day.

I will bake apple cinnamon muffins for the children's snack.

I will listen to a sermon by Charles Stanley about Motherhood.

And then, whenever I can spare a few moments, I will sit in a dimly lit room and think pleasant thoughts about good literature, sermons, classical music, tea time and other inspiring ideas.  This will prepare me for the evening duties.

Refusing to worry about the myriad trials I have each day, will help keep things running smoothly for everyone around me. . .  And if I get a little sad, I will read some comic books .

Mrs. White

Peanut Butter Muffins for When the Pantry Runs Low.

A Retreat from all Troubles - Mother's Domain.

When Things are too Busy - Cooking While Holding a Bible.

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Sherri B. said...

We love Pastor Stanley and have In Touch on the TV while we get ready for church..He is such a blessing.

Lisa Grace said...

Sounds like a wonderful day ... be blessed!

busymomof10 said...

I hope you'll share your recipe for apple cinnamon muffins! Sounds wnderful!

sandy said...

I love your advice about not giving in to negative thoughts.
I also love the use of the word homekeeping rather than housekeeping. It reminds us that what we do is REALLY vital: we are maintaining a home, not just cleaning someone's house.
Thank you for your wisdom.

Laura Lane said...

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him; so, that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13

Laura Lane said...

I love that I can come back to your blog posts years later and still find them fresh.
Be blessed!
Mrs. Laura Lane
Carthage, Missouri
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Harvest Lane Cottage
...doing what I can with what I've got where I am
on a short shoestring budget!

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