Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Meeting of the Minds

This afternoon, my friends Lynn and Heather are coming over and we are having a meeting of the minds.  That is, a major homemaking planning session!

The three of us believe that as Christian women, we CAN do it all!  Not in the sense that the world, even the homeschooling/homemaking world thinks women can do it all, but in light of the fact that as servants of God, and followers of Jesus, we can truly do all that He commands us to do.  And we can do it cheerfully and efficiently.

Over the years each of us has utilized our own systems of housekeeping, chores, laundry, menu planning, grocery shopping, preparing meals, exercising, homeschooling our children, and many other tasks as well.  We want to share what has worked for us in the past, what is working now, and what needs improvement.  We are hoping to learn from each other in order to improve each of us.

I used to think that if I completed all of my homeschooling duties for the day, then I would have not time for housecleaning.  Or if I got caught up on my laundry, then I would have to skip a lesson with a child or haphazardly throw dinner together.  I felt like I could do some things well on my list, but not all things.

I have changed my mind.

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Matthew 6:33

"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men," Colossians 3:23

"And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." Colossians 3:17

I believe that if my priorities are in order, if I am seeking to serve God first and foremost, then my roles as wife and mother, homemaker and homeschooler can be successful, and that I can serve God in all of these areas.

But it will take some careful planning.  I hope to set reasonable, attainable goals.  I want to tweak my systems and routines so that I can be the best wife, mother, homemaker, and friend that God wants me to be. 

3 moms.
13 kids.
Lots of healthy snacks.
One big pot of coffee.

I'll let you know how it goes!


  1. Wish I was a fly on the wall!! Be sure to share! :)

  2. I read your blog all the time and you continue to bless me...this post was just what I needed to hear today. Thank you for letting God use you:) Mary

  3. I agree with Mary, you are very encouraging in many ways. You will have to share some of the ideas and plans you and your friends come up with.

  4. Can't wait to read your thoughts! Especially the ones on homeschooling ;-)

  5. I agree about being a fly on the wall! A friend who just decided to homeschool was asking me at the conference last weekend what I considered to be the hardest thing about homeschooling for me. I answered that one of my challenges is keeping up with homemaking responsibilities. I hope you enjoyed your afternoon together to encourage each other and share ideas.

  6. That sounds perfectly wonderful. Yes, please do share how it goes and what you learn. I'll be waiting to hear with my notepad in hand :-)


  7. Oh I agree with the others...wish I was there! I have a really hard time balancing it all...therefore homeschooling and quiet time win out. Which means laundry is never caught up and exercise doesn't happen :(. Help!!!!