May 13, 2010

Queen of the Castle: Week 19

Drudgery, Schmudgery

For those of you playing along...(if you've just joined us you can get caught up a bit here) we are on week 19 of the book Queen of the Castle: 52 weeks of encouragement for the uninspired, domestically challenged or just plain tired homemaker.

Chapter 19 is "Drudgery, Schmudgery" "While our job gives us the freedom to make our homes in all kinds of ways, let's face it: eventually the house has to get vacuumed, the kitchen must be scrubbed, and the need for Honey Toasty-Os will drive us to the grocery. How we handle doing things we know we should but don't really want to comes down to a little thing called character." Ouch! I was just lamenting this afternoon that I have no energy and really could care less that the house was cleaned then I reviewed this chapter, read this paragraph and the ones that followed and BAM! Can you say "conviction"?

Here are a few tips from this chapter:

*Think of all the women around the world who don't have access to clean running water or electricity or a grocery store filled with more food items than we can identify. Realize how blessed we are with resources as we do our work at home. I know I get bogged down with laundry but then I remember how blessed I am to have a working washer and dryer to help in that chore!

*As you work, remember what you're working for. You are doing this to support the family you love. What could be more important than taking care of your family? I know they appreciate good home cooked meals and clean linens! I also know that they will take those memories of home made love with them into adulthood.

"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'" (Matthew 25:21)

1 comment:

Laura said...

Whenever I don't feel like cleaning, I just say over and over, to myself..
"Everything I do is a blessing to my family".
Somehow that helps. :)

Great post. So true. We are very fortunate. :)


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