What is homemaking to you? When you call yourself a Homemaker, what do you mean by it?
The word homemaking may mean different things to different people. But, if you break it down, it simply means “making a home”.
It doesn’t mean decorating with the latest trends, buying the newest furniture, or keeping the tidiest house. It doesn’t mean that you wear a fancy dress, heels, makeup, and jewelry while baking a perfect pie. It doesn’t mean your home, children, or food are Pinterest-worthy at any given time.
It means so much more than all of that. In Biblical terms, it means being a Keeper at Home – or, to keep our homes.
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:3-5
KEE’PER, noun One who keeps; one that holds or has possession of any thing. One who has the care, custody or superintendence of any thing. [American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster, 1828]
Perhaps, like me, you often need to be reminded of your purpose as Homemaker? Studying scripture and the meaning of words is a powerful reminder of what it all really means!
Guess what!?! It doesn’t take special skills or privileges to accomplish what God has called us to as Homemakers.
I believe all women can be a Homemaker. It just takes a teachable spirit, putting our trust in the Lord, and letting Him lead us!
Amazing Homemaking Help & Resources For Women Who Love Making Their House A Home
The Hidden Art of HomemakingThe Homemade Housewife: The last book you will ever need on homemaking and frugal living.Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping HouseMy Love of Cooking & HomemakingThe Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and BecomingHaving a Martha Home the Mary Way: 31 Days to a Clean House and a Satisfied Soul
So, what is homemaking? What does it mean to ‘make a home’?
To me making a home means providing a comfortable place for my husband to come home to after a long day of working out in the harsh world.
It means providing a safe place for my children to live and learn.
It means keeping a clean house, though not perfectly tidy.
It means providing my children a place of comfort and joy.
It means allowing messes and imaginative play.
It means my house looks lived in, yet cared for.
It means providing wholesome and nourishing food for my family, though not often gourmet or creative.
It means being available to care for the needs of those within my home.
It means managing my home well.
It means trying my hand at being a DIYer.
It means believing my current work is meaningful and purposeful.
It means taking my job as homemaker seriously.
It means guarding our homes against spiritual, emotional, or physical danger.
It means embracing the role God has called me to fulfill in this season of my life.
It means making a home out of a house, breathing life into a mere structure, and praising God for His blessings and grace through it all!
What does homemaking mean to you?
ENDED Fresh Start Giveaway for Homemakers! ENDED
The Domestically Challenged, Divinely Equipped Facebook group is pleased to bring you this fantastic giveaway for Christian homemakers! This is our grand finale for a month of prizes and encouragement, including one of our famous Facebook parties on February 5th and 5PM PST /8PM EST!
We invite you to join the fun and enter to win! Check out everything one blessed homemaker will win, brought to you by some of our group admins as well as wonderful sponsors.
The Simple Chore System for Busy Moms ($10 value) from Proverbial Homemaker – A video web course with printables to help you implement a simple chore system that works! Ditch the complex chore charts and try this system designed in real life by a busy mom of 6!
Discipline: The Glad Surrender ($14.99 value) by Elizabeth Elliot – Join the Domestically Challenged, Divinely Equipped as we go through this encouraging and convicting book together starting February 5th!
Ava Shield Essential Oil Infused Home Products Kit ($34.97 value) from Rocky Mountain Oils – Get toothpaste, surface cleaner, and hand soap from the new Ava Shield line from Rocky Mountain Oils!
Immune Strength ($26.50 value) from Rocky Mountain Oils – The blend that will convince you essential oils work! Perfect for keeping healthy all year round and building your immune system.
Aromatherapy Inhaler ($12.95 value) from Rocky Mountain Oils – Some oils aren’t safe to diffuse around young children, or aren’t ideal to have out when you’re in a smaller space, such as on a plane or in a car. Now you can use your oils anywhere with these pocket inhalers! Drop your oil on the wick and close to save for later use.
Immunity Kids’ Line Roller Bottle ($14.95 value) from Rocky Mountain Oils – This is the perfect pre-made roller bottle from the Rocky Mountain Oils Kids Line to help you keep your kiddos healthy during cold and flu season!
Hope Deck Scripture Cards and Wooden Stand ($23.00 value) – I love these beautiful, high-quality scripture cards! Place them on a stand and change out as desired, send as postcards, or encourage a friend!
InstantPot Duo 9-in-1 6 Quart ($129.95 value) sponsored by participating Domestically Challenged Divinely Equipped FB group admins – One of our favorite tools to talk about! 🙂 The Instant Pot saves time and effort. No more panic when you forget to thaw the meat for dinner! This appliance functions as a “pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, egg cooker, sauté, steamer, warmer, sterilizer and it makes cake too!”
Giveaway ends at 11:59PM EST February 20th. Winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to reply before a new winner is selected. Entering the giveaway subscribes you to Proverbial Homemaker via email if you are not already subscribed. Individual companies are solely responsible for delivery of prize items. Must be 18 or older to enter with a shipping address within the U.S.