Grab a warm beverage and sit with me a moment.
You know there is more to being a homemaker than cooking, cleaning, and feeling you’re just surviving every day. You desire to see purpose in what you’re doing, that you're making a difference in the lives of your loved ones. You don’t want to get caught up in comparing yourself to others or grumbling about the work set before you.
If you are in Christ, the Lord has called you first to Himself and then to serve others in the midst of our ordinary days. He has called us in the role we are in and He will equip us to be faithful servants to love and minister to He has placed in our care.
Your role as a homemaker matters to God. You can find contentment and joy in caring for your home and family when you keep your eyes on Christ and His calling for your life. Our contentment in our homemaking begins with finding our satisfaction in Christ.
This is why Thankful Homemaker was created – to remind you:
- To see the purpose and importance of your calling as a Christian Homemaker.
- To keep your eyes on the eternal and not the temporal.
- You can have order in your days to have time to focus on what is most important.
- In each moment, the Lord is molding you more and more into the image of Christ.
- We’re not seeking perfection but faithfulness one moment at a time.
- To do all your work as unto the Lord.
- There is always time to do the will of God.
What Homemakers like you are saying:
The thoughts you share make me want to dig into God’s Word deeper. ~ Melinda
Thanks for all you do and say and write. I am always encouraged. ~ Gwyn
Your podcasts are so uplifting, encouraging, full of grace and truth! Thank you for being a voice of conviction and grace in a confused and wayward culture. I really enjoy your godly perspective and your calming voice. ~ @Oregon_mama
I am a mother to a 2 year old boy who recently quit work to stay at home with him. This podcast has been such a blessing to me and my family! I look forward to her episodes and emails so much. She always points us to Christ, and she provides Biblical truths to back up her thoughts. Keep it up and thank you for all you do! ~ Heather D.
Imagine waking each morning knowing your purpose for the day. Being known and loved by Christ and that He is with you always working out all things for your good and His glory. You may not get everything on your list accomplished, but the items the Lord has put on your list for the day will get done. Keeping your eyes on the eternal and not just the temporal will bring peace and joy to your home. This is possible my friends.
When you become a member of the Thankful Homemaker community, you’ll be reminded how our contentment in Christ is the foundation of a peaceful, joyful, and grace-filled home.
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- Just in case you’re wondering who I am:
- I'm currently a full-time homemaker, married for over 33 years and have two grown children and three grandchildren. I didn’t come to faith in Christ until I was in my mid 30’s.
- I’m an avid reader and love to share all I’m learning.
- I enjoy studying God’s Word and have been blessed through inductive Bible study.
- I enjoy making lists (and checking them off!)
- I love to travel alongside my husband for his job.
- We love to serve our local church family, where my husband serves as an elder.
- I am a coffee snob – love my coffee!
As a Christian Homemaker, I knew that my contentment could only be found in Christ, but my relationship with the Lord was always put on the back-burner. Dealing with family and home tasks always seemed to take precedence over my time in the Word. There was no contentment, joy, or peace in my heart because it was lacking what was most important. Time with the Lord. Learning to ask the Lord, “what is the best use of my time now?” helped me to see that getting up a few minutes earlier or putting chores on hold for time in the Word was the best use of my time. When time with the Lord studying His Word became a priority, it was amazing how God’s peace ruled my days.
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