Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Friday, November 9, 2007

Beatitudes for Homemakers By Ella May Miller (Keepers at Home is what it should say)

Blessed is she whose daily tasks are a work of love; for her willing hands and happy heart transform duty into joyous service to all her family and God.

Blessed is she who opens the door to welcome both stranger and well-loved friends; for gracious hospitality is a test of brotherly love.

Blessed is she who mends both stockings and broken toys and broken hearts; for her understanding is a balm to her husband and children.

Blessed is she who scours and scrubs; for well she knows that cleanliness is one expression of godliness.

Blessed is she whom children love; for the love of a child is of greater value than fortune or fame.
Blessed is she who sings in her work; for music lightens the heaviest load and brightens the dullest chore.

Blessed is she who dusts away doubt and fear and sweeps all the cobwebs of confusion; for her faith will triumph over all adversity.

Blessed is she who serves laughter and smiles with every meal; for her cheerfulness is an aid to mental and physical digestion.

Blessed is she who introduces Jesus Christ to her children; for Godly sons and daughters shall be her reward.

Blessed is she who preserves the sacredness of the Christian home; for hers is a divine trust that crowns her with dignity.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Women working

I don't know where all of you stand with Christian women working. My brother and sister-in-law had a good discussion with my parents last night at dinner about it. My sister-in-law is having to work because my brother isn't making enough money to be able to save anything, so that's what all of her paychecks are going to, savings.

Look at what Titus 2:4-5 says "That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed."

Look at the the older Christian women are to be doing; teaching the younger women, not mothers to be keepers at home. Do you know what a keeper truly is? If you look at the English, you could translate that to mean a housekeeper, a homemaker. But it's SO MUCH more than that!

The Greek word we get "keeper" from means "(a guard; be "ware"); a stayer at home, that is, domestically inclined (a "good housekeeper"): - keeper at home" The very first definition of it is a guard. How can a woman, not a mother, be a true guardian of her home if she works outside of it??? She can't!

Let's use my mom's example. If you were a guard at a military base, if that was your life 24/7, to be a guard, would they send you to England and expect you to guard the base? NO!! You cannot be a true guard if you're not there all the time. A woman is to see the attacks of Satan coming at her home and be prepared to defend and protect her home. She absolutely CANNOT do this if she's busy in the work-force.

God's Word is so pure, so perfect. He gives us so much in it, it's amazing! I love going back to the original language, you get such a deeper meaning of things that way and can truly see what God was trying to get through our thick sculls.

I hope this has given you something to think about.

God bless!