"Making our homes places where people are known and loved deeply, as well as sent with the assurance of their worth and all they have to offer can be a rare and precious gift in today's culture."
When I look back at the way I spent my time today (while Aaron sat in meetings), I see activities that include spending some time with the Lord, exercising with some of my colleagues this morning, helping Katherine with math, washing four loads of laundry, making a double batch of granola to take to the village, assisting Sarah with a particularly difficult line of music dictation, and hosting a belated birthday party for one of our SITAG colleagues.
"In the midst of sacrifice of time, money, luxury and self-indulgence, in the midst of putting God first and someone else second and self last - we can still have the fulfilments which help us to be balanced and whole creatures, rather than torn, lonely, unbalanced, splintered people."
My job as a homemaker fulfills me, challenges me, uses all of my skills and energy, and makes me fully dependent on the Lord each day. I can't imagine a better job.
"Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ love us and gave himself up or us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."