Blog Spotlight (Monday): “Biblical Womanhood”

May 19, 2008 at 8:30 am 5 comments

I’m enjoying somenew “woman blogs” to keep me motivated in the morning.  Try this one:

Biblical Womanhood Online, from her Mother’s Day post on Home-making:

I don’t know about you, but for me, I sometimes find myself focusing more on crossing things off my to-do list than on enjoying my children, loving my husband, and delighting in my calling as a wife, mother, and homemaker. What’s the point of clean floors and toilets, if I don’t have love towards my family or I’m too busy cleaning and organizing to take time for them?

…I want to challenge everyone (myself included!)to take some time today to enjoy your children, show practical love to your husband, open your home up for ministry to someone in need, or refresh your own spirit in the Lord so that you might be a more joyful wife, mother, and/or homemaker.



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  • 1. Kimberly  |  May 19, 2008 at 10:18 am

    I grew up in a “white glove test” home. Rarely got to go anywhere with school functions because something else always needed to be cleaned. I HATED Wednesdays. That was my mom’s day off and I would come home to everthing dumped out of my drawers and closets and made to refold and put them back in neatly. Spotless. I made my mind up early after my kids came along that more time would be spent with them and the housecleaning could come later. So, if you come to my house, be prepared, that might not have been a priority for my week, my kids may have had a ball game or my husband and I may have gone to play golf, or I may have just come home and worked on my small group study. Life is way too short to worry about the housecleaning.

  • 2. Susan  |  May 19, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Amen Kimberly!!!!!!!

  • 3. mandythompson  |  May 19, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    oh i like this.

  • 4. Stacey  |  May 19, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    That is exactly what my mom taught me… to not let the housework and cleaning come before life and living. I try to maintain a healthy balance but I am often at one end of the spectrum. (usually never near the white glove end.)

  • 5. Chelsey  |  May 22, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Great thoughts. There is a great balance between the two! One of the best is to incorporate your children “into” the housework. Meaning, do much of your housework together. Even with young children, they can “clean the sink” while you are cleaning the kitchen. They can help hand you the clothes when you are folding. They can help you make the bed. Those are wonderful times that you can spend with your children and keep your home the way it needs to be. For my husband, one of the best ways I can show love to him is by keeping a neat home, making sure the laundry is done and having dinner prepared. But, at the same time, I can incorporate my children in this and not missing out on spending time with them. Plus, with their help – the work gets done faster! 🙂

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