Conversations with my husband, with dear friends.
Reading the Word of God, perusing thought-provoking blog posts.
Planning for our upcoming MOPS year, examining the relationships of women in the church.
Lately, everything seems to point to one thing for me:
I am beyond blessed to be at home.
I have not, however, truly appreciated that or known what all that entails in the eyes of God.
But I am unwrapping this gift layer by layer, day by day.
I do know it involves loving, blessing and serving this man.
And loving, raising and serving these boys.
And if you’re uncomfortable with my use of the word “serving” here, go ahead and take a glance at this verse:
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45
If serving others was good enough for the King of Kings, it is MORE than good enough for me. And who better to serve than the ones I love most?!
Now, back to the homefront.
These verses have been pivotal for me, and I am still pondering what all it means for my life and for the church:
Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Titus 2:3-5
I would consider myself the younger woman in this scenario, and not because of my age as much as my need to learn.
My mind is reeling with ways I can grow as a homemaker. I hope to chronicle this journey here as God works in my heart and in our home.
After all, I am “Home with the Boys,” and it’s not all about me.
Truly a gift.
I’m joining Tuesdays Unwrapped over at Chatting at the Sky to celebrate the beauty of the small moments in life.
What gift are you unwrapping today?
wow…well said. Loved this post!
I love this, staying at home and serving our family is a wonderous gift xx
Good post! It is truly a gift to be home with your children. Your boys are also blessed. I wouldn’t trade the years at home with my kids for anything. Even though my youngest is 14, my kids still need me, I’m just ‘serving’ in different ways:)
thanks for the reminder
God is so good!
What a wonderful journey it is going to be… God working in your heart and in your home!! It truly is a gift! 🙂
Can I just say that not by age, but by heart and willingness to share, I consider you one of the “older” women? You do such a wonderful job in the MOPS at Christ’s Place and here on your blog sharing about being a godly mother. I greatly appreciate it.
So true – what a blessing we have as moms and wives to be able to “serve” our families full-time! Some days I feel like I have a “need” for something more – something that feels more productive or valuable… But nothing is more valuable or meaningful than preparing our children for their futures, or giving our marriages our “ALL”! 🙂
These are great thoughts! Thanks for your great perspective on serving as well.
What a great post. Such good things to reflect on.
“Open the Door To Your Fear”
Love it! And, “serve” is just the right word!
Linked here from The Gypsy Mama, but also read all of your wonderful stuff here and on The Mob Society. :o)
Yes, home indeed. The more pregnant I get the more I find all I want to do is hibernate here in the safety and love of my home. Small, chaotic and crazed it might be – but it is where my heart lives and where I am the most me – the good the bad and the ugly.
Thank you for the reminder of the beauties of home, Erin!
And your family is blessed to have you home! Love ya girl!