A Year in HomeMaking: Tips & Tricks to the Trade {Week 1}


Prov. 31:19,27- “She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle…She looks well to the way of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.”

Happy New Year!  

While in the secular world this is the time for “resolutions” and “goals” for the upcoming year (but, often broken by February), here at Missio Dei we know that God’s amazing grace is extended to us daily; not just in January.  Our growth in Christlikeness is continuous, progressive.  Two aspects of Christlikeness that hold hands quite often are faithfulness and diligence.

In order to serve the women at Missio, in all their different walks of life, a new series of blog posts is starting.  The goal of these blogs is to serve all the women at Missio; whether single, married, working, staying at home, child-less or overflowing with children :), empty-nester, retired, or grandparents, we want this to unify and serve everyone!  

The main goal of this is for us to be faithful as women in the area of homemaking.  As Proverbs describes, we do not want to be idle women, but hard working. We want our homes to be a blessing to their inhabitants and those who visit them.  We want to show our love for our family and friends through good hospitality. And, we want all of these things without feeling like we are about to collapse. In order to succeed at any of this we are going to need help.

One of Kim Henry’s previous blogs had the quote, “if we want opinions we should go to friends that are our age but if we want advice or counsel we should seek out a godly older person.” This blog will hopefully make it easier to seek out advice.  For me, a 20-something, it is obvious I could use some help; I have a lot to learn in life.  It is the hope that this blog will aid you or allow you to aid other ladies in various aspects:

  • Time Management on a daily/weekly basis

  • Homemaking while working a full/part-time job

  • Disciplines (i.e. Bible reading, prayer, journaling, etc…)

  • Schooling

  • Creating daily/weekly schedules (whether just home-life or specifics, i.e. cleaning)

  • Easy/healthy/fun last minute dinner recipes

  • Sharing must-have cleaning products

  • Meal planning (on a BUDGET!)

  • Showing hospitality

  • Easy meals for large get-togethers

  • Favorite kitchen gadgets

  • Organizing kid’s stuff (clothes as they grow, school supplies, toys, etc…)

No one has it all together, but everyone is gifted in a certain way. Here is your chance to serve! If there was something you struggled with as a newly married woman, or busy mom, chances are there is a young lady struggling with something very similar. Love on this woman with your wisdom!

If you have a topic that you would like to know more about PLEASE comment, or let Kendal, Angie or myself (Laena) know your question(s)! We will be seeking out advice from “older” women (women who have been successful in certain areas). If you have wisdom to share regarding one of these topics or some we’ve missed, please let one of us know! Our hope is to periodically put out surveys as well. The goal is that these surveys will weed out helpful tips that normally wouldn’t come up in everyday conversation. The hope is that this will produce the glorious fruit of unity between the different generations represented at Missio. We need your help! Thank you sister!

Above all, we seek to glorify Him.  Even “mundane” tasks, if done to the end of His glory, have eternal value.

Prov. 19:14- “House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.”

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  1. Nicole Henry says:

    I would love to see an article done on homemade things, such as homemade cleaners, homemade baby wipes, etc. that cut down on cost of store bought items.

  2. Esme Randle says:

    I’m looking forward to this!


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