I think investing our time and money into our homes gives us that sense of ownership, that pride of owning. I did a bible study a few years ago "Seven Life Principles for Every Woman" by Sharon Jaynes and Lysa Terkeurst with a group of family and friends. There was a whole principle dedicated to hospitality and organization. Time to revisit that study. But what I remember most was that it is one of duties as Christian women to keep our house-clean, orderly, hospitable. You know people with these homes. You walk in and it's like "Aww, so nice here." I want that for my home...always.
So today, I keep my home. I will praise God for the blessings in my life and for his great goodness as I do the laundry, make the beds, do the dishes, pick up toys, scrub toilets and wait for the bug guy to come spray for summer cockroaches (ewwww).
I pledge to keep my house, to be content, and make it a hospitable home for all who enter.
"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
What does your day hold for you?