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How to Save Money When Money is Already Tight

Money Problems? What do you do when money is already tight?  Regardless of the reason of why money is tight, you must eat and keep the lights on. So what can you do? How can your family survive when there is no extra wiggle room in the budget? Look at the food budget There is… Continue reading How to Save Money When Money is Already Tight

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God’s Design for Marriage: Biblical Submission

“Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct.” 1 Peter 3:1-2 Marital Submission and Our Roles Both men and women were created to fulfill different… Continue reading God’s Design for Marriage: Biblical Submission

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Christmas Rice Sensory Bin

With Christmas time right around the corner, it means that our children are often stuck indoors when its too cold to play outside. So are you looking for a way to entertain your younger children indoors? Yet, you are tired of turning on the television or having them play video games? And you want to… Continue reading Christmas Rice Sensory Bin

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Chapter 16 and 17 Book Study ~~Living Virtuously: A Wife’s Guide to Keeping Her Heart and Home

A virtuous woman plans and prepares ahead of time. She know there is no need for anxiety or worry because she uses common sense as she considers the future. This week has we continue on with our study in Living Virtuously by Erin Harrison, we examined a wide array of topics such as the different… Continue reading Chapter 16 and 17 Book Study ~~Living Virtuously: A Wife’s Guide to Keeping Her Heart and Home

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Routine, Routines, Routines……Why Do We Need Them as Homemakers? How Can I Create One?

CREATING A MANAGEABLE ROUTINE FOR THE HOMEMAKER With the end of 2018 looming, I am getting a lot of ‘help me get on a routine for the New Year’ sort of questions. Below are some of my top articles on the nuts and bolts of routines. In these articles you will learn what a routine… Continue reading Routine, Routines, Routines……Why Do We Need Them as Homemakers? How Can I Create One?

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Homemaking Disciplines: Why You Should Wake Up Early

Proverbs 31:15 “She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.” Five Reasons Why You Should Wake Up Early Time with God “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations… Continue reading Homemaking Disciplines: Why You Should Wake Up Early

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How Stay-at-Home Moms and Homemakers Can Create a Successful Morning Routine

  Homemakers Have Busy Schedules Stay-at-home moms and homemakers have these super busy schedules. Some days we feel as if we cannot get caught up or even get one thing done on our to-do list.  Then there are days that we celebrate the simple fact that we got a shower. Many view stay-at-home mom’s as… Continue reading How Stay-at-Home Moms and Homemakers Can Create a Successful Morning Routine

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Fight Laziness and Find the Joy in Homemaking

“How can I stay motivated?” “I never can get anything done at home” “Help me, get my life in order-I am so overwhelmed” These are just a few of the questions and comments I have received on the blog or on facebook regarding how to overcome the often mundane tasks of being a stay-at-home mom.… Continue reading Fight Laziness and Find the Joy in Homemaking

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15 Books That Every Christian Homemaker Should Read

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Stay-at-Home Moms

Have you ever seen a lazy mom?   I mean, a truly lazy mom?

Most mothers and wives love what they do.

We raise children and tend to our husbands.  We strive to make our houses a home.  Our responsibilities vary widely within the home and often it is a 24/7 job.  We rarely get days off.

Nobody can replace the mother and the wife as the keeper of our home.

However, because we don’t get days off (or even much time to ourself) it is important that we remain encouraged, inspired, and learn from the most reputable sources.

Christian Homemaking

As a busy mom of six young children, my schedule is pretty full, leaving me very little free time.

However, I do love to read.  Reading allows me to grow, mature, and learn new things as a wife and mother.

Of course, my Bible is the most important book that I read, and most of us know that as mothers and wives we need to read the Bible.

In fact, the Bible should be our number one resource on parenting, marriage, homemaking, and helping us in the roles of Biblical womanhood and Christian homemaking.

But over the past nineteen years I have found other valuable resources that can be used in addition to the Bible to help and assist me grow as a Christian homemaker.

*Christian Book “Warnings”

Too many “Christian” books that I would consider to be reader-friendly, have no spiritual depth. 

They are appealing to the eyes and ears, but leave no lasting impact on our hearts.  One must be careful in what we read because an can have a negative effect on us.

Look for books that promote a deeper understanding of the role of Biblical Womanhood and Christian Homemaking.

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Book Recommendations

Because I care about what I read, I will only recommend and share what I personally have read or own to my readers.

Of course, these books should never replace your Bible as a place of encouragement, inspiration, and teaching of the Gospel.

However, I highly recommend these books on Gospel-centered living and for their homemaking help in teaching you how to effectively manage your home.

TOP 15 MUST READS FOR THE CHRISTIAN HOMEMAKER

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Jen Wilkins, Women of the Word.

  Dave Ramsey, Total Money Makeover

  Donald S. Whitney, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

  Amy Dacyczyn, The Complete Tigthwad Gazette

  Martha Greene, The Homemaker’s Mentor Treasury of Homekeeping Skills: A Vintage Keepsake Collection

  Elizabeth George,  A Wife After God’s Own Heart

  Holman’s Study Bible for Women

Elizabeth George, A Woman After God’s Own Heart

  Elisabeth Elliot, The Shaping of a Christian Family: How My Parents Nurtured My Faith

  Elisabeth Elliot,  Let Me Be a Woman

  Erin Harrison, Living Virtuously: A Wife’s Complete Guide to Keeping  Her Heart and Home

  Martha Peace, The Excellent Wife

  Debi Pearl, Created to Be His Helpmeet

  The Christian Homemaker’s Handbook

 

 

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Living Virtuously: Chapter 14 and 15 Study Questions

VIRTUOUS CONTENTMENT, COMPASSION, AND CHARITY Here we are more than halfway through this book. If you are anything like me, you finding this book such a delight to read. (If you are new to the book, you can find the study questions in order here) I know I have been enjoying rereading this book again.… Continue reading Living Virtuously: Chapter 14 and 15 Study Questions