Being a homemaker is an invaluable lifework. We have the opportunity to create a God-honoring, peaceful and comfortable environment for our families. However, somedays can be downright tiresome and discouraging, and I need tools to remind me of the importance of my work at home.
Today, I am sharing quotes from some of my favorite blogs, books and websites.
I can appreciate the levelheaded advice from these authors. Collectively, there is over 100 years of wisdom in these passages.
Interestingly, as modern day homemakers, we are still being challenged by some of the same issues of years past!
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Here are 5 relevant quotes to inspire you in your homemaking:
1. The home is meant to be the hub of society. It is meant to be where everything happens from birth to the grave. The home is a nurturing center, a birthing center, an education center, a worship center, a praise center, a cultural development center, a social center, an eating center, a hospitality center, a counseling center, a health center, an industry center, a convalescent center and a garden center! It is a place of life and joy. -Nancy Campbell, Are You Being Robbed?
2. What exactly is a “worker at home?” In the Greek, “worker at home” is one word, oikourgos which comes from two root words. Oikos, which means “a dwelling, a home, or a household” and ergon which means “to work or be employed.” So, a “worker at home” is someone who guards the dwelling or is a keeper of the household. -Martha Peace, The Excellent Wife
3. But it should be understood, that for every wife the first duty is the making and keeping of her own home! Her first and best work should be done there– and until it is well done –she has no right to go outside to take up other duties. She is to be a “worker at home!” She must look upon her home as the one spot on earth, for which she alone is responsible, and which she must cultivate well for God –even if she never does anything outside. For her the Father’s business is not attending benevolent societies, and missionary meetings, and mothers’ meetings, and bible conventions, or even teaching a Sunday-school class –until she has made her own home all that her wisest thought and best skill can make it!- J.R. Miller, Home-Making
4. It is sad to hear women lament. “I’m just a housewife.” If only she could realize that she is a homemaker by divine appointment. Making a home is a special mission for a woman. It is no accident. This is where God intended her to be. This is the task for which she was created. This task is second in importance to none. – Daryl V. Hoole, The Art of Homemaking
5. When they finally come home, they have a brand new attitude of finding joy in raising their children, loving and respecting their husband, and keeping a clean and tidy home. They realize it is the ministry the Lord has called them to, ordained for them, and they are happy and content in it. Instead of thinking life is better “out there,” they are raising godly offspring for God’s kingdom! -Lori Alexander, Keeper Of The Home: Description or Prescription
I hope these quotes will provide you with the practical encouragment needed to recharge you in your homemaking.
Do you have a favorite blog or book that motivates you in your homemaking? Share in the comments!