What a blessing it is to be a homemaker and a mother.
Many women have let feminist ideals rob them of their God-given purpose. All homemakers have probably heard other women say, "Well, I can't stay at home. I have to work." Many people don't like to admit that housework is indeed work. For me, however, it is a labor of love. Here is an example of how I spend my day sitting around "doing nothing".
Early this morning, I mowed the lawn. Most of it I mowed with the riding mower, but I had to use the push mower in several places.
Next, I cleaned the chicken barn and fed & watered the chickens.
After that, I started laundry. I love to hang my clothes out on the line. Our electrical bill hasn't scared us once this Summer. In fact, it has been surprisingly low.
In actuality, it pays to be a homemaker if you're thrifty.
I'm not running my gas out every day. Although I don't have small children anymore, I never had to pay expensive daycare. It's sad that women have babies and give them to another to take care of for the majority of their life. I love living counter-cultural ! I love that I had my children with me as they were growing up. However, I did work as a laboratory technician off and on, but mainly on weekends. It was never right for me, and I knew it wasn't in God's will for my life. In fact, all "hell" broke out in our family life when I up and decided, without asking God or my husband, to go back to school and work. I use the term "hell" literally because Satan tried all he could to destroy us. I am happy to say that God protected me and my family through that difficult time. We have a strong family now and my husband is now our spiritual leader. Praise God!
So, why did I do it in the first place? I am not sure. Maybe it was a trail we had to go through that made us stronger. Maybe I, like many women, thought I need to prove my worth by furthering my education and earning a big paycheck. All I know is,
it was the most miserable time in my life!
Looking back on the years of raising and homeschooling my children, there are many things I wish I could have done differently, but I did all that I knew to do at the time. I am still extremely thankful for those precious moments.
Here is a sermon by Pastor Adrian Rogers. If you have time, I would strongly suggest viewing this video.
I have written another post, A Great Work At Home.
that you may enjoy.
Young women today are being attacked by a feministic society. What use to be common is now freakishly uncommon for women.
I was talking to a lady who just finished homeschooling her daughter. We were talking about college or technical school admission requirements when she told me that her daughter just felt pressured into giving people an answer to their questions, "What are you going to do now? Are you going to college?" She told me that her daughter enjoyed keeping children and wanted to someday get married, keep house, and raise her own children, but she felt like her own God-given desire would be looked down upon because it differed substantially from those of mainstream society.
This country is in a mess! Ever since God created male and female, Satan has been trying to blur the distinction between the sexes. There is equality of male and female worth in the eyes of God, but they were created differently and with different roles!
Here is another great sermon from Pastor Adrian Rogers. He addresses issues about women being at home.
This will be my daughters last year of homeschooling. She is interested in fashion and make-up. She has mentioned taking classes at our local technical college for cosmetology. I am praying about this. She says that she is interested in working in this field until she gets married and has children. I pray that she will hold strong to her beliefs about being an at-home mother and homeschooling her children if the Lord wills. I will not cease to pray about this. If needed, she could base this type of work in her home around her own schedule. I have found a course that she is excited about at the Visionary Daughters website. It is Reclaiming Beauty a Study Course by Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin. I am thankful that my daughter agrees and understands the importance of mothers taking care of their own kids and their home. Her father and I are praying for her future. If the Lord tarries and if it is in His will for her to become a wife and mother, we are praying for God's choice in everything.
Well, I have some laundry that needs to be taken in off the line and more that needs to be hung out. I have some cleaning to do in the house. Lea's studies need checking, and I have to prepare a delicious supper for my sweet family that God has bless me with.
Have a blessed day, Dear Readers!
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