Tuesday, 20 October 2009


I discovered this today and it really encourages me as a stay at home mum! I hope it encourages others!


"Homemaking, if pursued with energy, imagination, and skills, has as much challenge and opportunity, success and failure, growth and expansion, perks and incentives as any corporation, plus something no other position offers—working for people you love most and want to please the most!

In the words of Scripture, I have found a worthy challenge:
Teach them [God’s words] to your children, talking about them
when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you
lie down and when you get up. . . so that your days and the days of
your children may be many in the land that the Lord swore to give
your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the
earth. (Deuteronomy 11:19, 21)

Homemaking—being a full-time wife and mother—is not a destructive drought of usefulness but an overflowing oasis of opportunity; it is not a dreary cell to contain one’s talents and skills but a brilliant catalyst to channel creativity and energies into meaningful work; it is not a rope for binding one’s productivity in the marketplace, but reins for guiding one’s posterity in the home; it is not oppressive restraint of intellectual prowess for the community, but a release of wise instruction to your own household; it is not the bitter assignment of inferiority to your person, but the bright assurance of the ingenuity of God’s plan for complementarity of the sexes, especially as worked out in God’s plan for marriage; it is neither limitation of gifts available nor stinginess in distributing the benefits of those gifts, but rather the multiplication of a mother’s legacy to the generations to come and the generous bestowal of all God meant a mother to give to those He entrusted to her care."

(Dorothy Patterson, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, 1991)


  1. I was blessed reading this, Collette!! There is so much meaning and joy in being a stay at home mom!!!

  2. This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing

  3. Collette, This is beautiful and particularly inspiring to me as next year will by my daughter's first year Kindergarten with my homeschooling:) Love, Laurie

  4. Collette,

    Well said. Being a stay at home mom isn't easy but it is well worth all the time and effort that goes into it all. Single moms, have it tough as well, and my hats off to those wonderful moms!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat


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