As though I could be any less than real with you, dear reader, it goes without saying that I have been neglecting a very important part of this blog. I started writing this blog in a way, to offer hope to other homemakers along their journey. Motherhood and homemaking can be tiresome and difficult and thankless. (It can also be very rewarding, so don’t get me wrong) And I started a group/series here to encourage you along the journey of homemaking and called it Hope for Homemakers.
And we worked through a serious homemaking challenge called 28 Days to Hope for your Home. Then we started creating morning and evening routines in our journey to organization. And then we started to Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. And then….
life got in the way (?)
As the months passed since I last wrote in this series, I haven’t necessarily been in survival mode the way that I was, but things are still not working just the way I want them to. We have been working on remodeling two rooms in our house and have been raising two little girls (they are still breathing today, so things are working out!). I finished up teaching the Precept course on the book of Romans and summer started and I kind of have been winging it. I make dinner more often, so that is good.
But I need a little more structure to my time so that I don’t always feel behind and so that I can have the time to encourage others along the way. I want to impart hope, humor, and maybe a little encouragement to this group of homemakers I have become internet friends with. And I have been failing…big time!
But as a Wise Man once said, when you are failing in any area of life (or the major ones like your relationship with Jesus):
“Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first…”
And to another group that was in need of some encouragement, He said,
“Wake up and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die…”
So I went back and found out where we were when I got off track and abandoned this group I am supposed to be leading. And I am here to say, “I am back and I am sorry for not being the encouragement and hope that I was trying to be.” I also refocused my heart to getting my personal household in order, on a schedule that works for me and running more smoothly with the help I need. And I am ready to move forward.
Is anybody still with me?
I am not planning on making grandiose plans at this point. I am just hoping to be more consistent in encouraging you, reader, as we work in separate places to make our homes.
The next step will be me sharing my priorities. So look for a post on that soon, and be thinking about what your top priorities are. When we know our priorities we can say, “Yes!” to the good stuff and, “No!” to things that are not important to us. In the meantime, you can pick up your copy of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode (dust it off if you need to) and read the first chapter or so. That’s where we are picking up.
I really look forward to meeting you on your journey. I also look forward to the mutual encouragement to be had in this group. Hope to see you soon!