Friday, 9 December 2016

A NECESSARY EVIL



Whilst I know there are some women who do like housework, the majority of us don't.  To be honest, we often have to psyche ourselves up to do it, and then it is often with a heavy heart, if not a bad attitude. At times like these, we have to reconsider what exactly housework means to us and our family...and to remember that it a God-given responsibility to be good stewards of all He has given us. Maintaining and cleaning our home is part of that responsibility...


Let's see what Cheryl Mendelson, Home Comforts: The Art & Science of Keeping House says:

"Housework  really  does work to  increase  the  feeling  of  having  a home and  its comforts  .  Housekeeping  creates cleanliness,   order,  regularity, beauty,  the conditions  for  health and safety, and a good place to do and feel all the things you wish and need to do and feel in your home.
Whether you live alone or with a spouse,  parents, and  ten children, it is your housekeeping   that makes your home alive, that turns it into a small society in its own right, a vital place with its own ways and rhythms, the place where you can be more yourself than you can be anywhere else".
So whether we love or loathe housework,  it really is a necessary evil if we want a godly and comfortable home. Failure to do our God-given task could see our home eventually turn out to be a rubbish tip..

© Glenys Robyn Hicks


By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.  Ecclesiastes 10:18


8 comments:

  1. This is a timely reminder for me! I'd lost my job in November and we've been making cutbacks. One of the cutbacks was to go through our rented storage unit and close it. The items we've kept are better organized now, but they are stored in the only place we had room, our bedroom! I've been feeling very overwhelmed with that, needless to say.

    Thanks for the reminder of how important homemaking and housekeeping are to our families!

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    1. Blessings, Judi! You will feel better once you get that straightened out! :D

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  2. Couldn't agree more - I don't really enjoy it, but learnt how to do it quickly and as painless as possible . And as I like a very tidy clean house, there really isn't any other way to get it that way unless I do it myself.

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  3. I love the pic and the point. I am learning...slowly. I am no Domestic Diva but slowly by grace, making progress. Slowly. ;)

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    1. Slow and steady wins the race, Modern Day Disciple! Blessings!

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  4. Just yesterday my grand-daughter-in-law posted on Facebook how frustrating it was to clean, then come back and reclean. While it is true that her family should be picking up after themselves, housekeeping chores never end - unless there are no clothes to pick up, no laundry to be done, no food to be cooked, no dishes ... the list is endless, too. We do all those things because we have all those things. For that, we give thanks.

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    1. How true! and we are grateful... it's just so repetitive at times!

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