Saturday, April 2, 2011

Home - Keeping: Patience, Commitment & Love

"The job of keeping a home is an honorable one.   There is a difference between a housekeeper and a home-keeper.   A hired housekeeper will keep the home clean and do the duties as expected by her employer, but a home-keeper does the duties of her home from her heart.   She does it out of love for her family.   She looks upon her duties as the most important job in all the world.   It takes a lot of patience, skill, commitment and love to be a keeper of your home.  Be faithful; in due time, your family will rise up and call you blessed."                                       ~ Martha Greene   
In my "old" kitchen back in WI

Something short and sweet for a Saturday morning.    I came across this quote many years ago; it helped me remember that I was MORE--much more--than a mere housekeeper (job description), and thought I'd share it with you.   Hope it reminds you (like it did me) that what you're doing at home is very valuable, necessary, and -- although often a thankless job -- Jesus sees and knows the desires of your heart.   

"For we are God's workmanship, 
created in Christ Jesus to do good works, 
    which God prepared in advance for us to do."    
Ephesians 2:10 NIV 

Exquisite apple blossoms - ready to burst!


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