Feminine Diligence…

by Jennifer on January 6, 2012 in Cleaning, Organizing

“We must aggressively subdue and not passively loiter….. Basking in the satisfaction of a job well done, restfully praising the Lord for the work He’s enabled our hands to do. The completed projects act as gratifying and comfortable footstools for our feet. We are able to say….. “That week of work was good, very good.” (Genesis 1:31) –Womanly Dominion

Whilst cleaning rooms yesterday, I was thinking about the importance of doing every chore, task, and duty with great dignity, strength and neatness… Cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms ironing shirts, drying dishes and folding clothes should not be tasks we are trying to get done quickly, sloppily or in a rush. Rather think of each chore with delight… think of yourself as a CEO of your home, the President in residence of homemaking. Create a presence of warmth, tidyness and cleanliness in your home, so… that others will feel welcome and calmed when they enter your living quarters.

Whether you are in an apartment, condo, cottage, farm house or exotic mansion, you have the ability to create a clean atmosphere sending a message to your visitors that calms their soul, and makes their hearts sing with thankfulness…. And that, my dear, is indeed a completed job well done.

I salute you dear Homemaking Executives. Dominate and subdue your living space with strength and dignity!!! Be women who are exercising ~ true Feminine Diligence!!!

“The plans of the diligent lead to profit
as surely as haste leads to poverty.”
-Proverbs 21:5

“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.” -Proverbs 31:27

Jennifer

Living her dream of being a wife, mother and homemaker. Jen happily resides in sweet home Alabama. She firmly believes that the home is a beautiful canvas for biblical hospitality, servanthood and discipleship. All aspects of homemaking are on her list of interests including gourmet cooking, baking, calligraphy, sewing and embroidery. She is also inspired by photography, music, theology and biblical womanhood. Jen blogs at Blessed Femina, which she founded in the fall of 2008 to encourage other women in Biblical femininity. And is the artist/owner of Arabella Calligraphy. It is her greatest desire to live a life depicted in I Corinthians 10:31: "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."

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Pam Leding January 6, 2012

Wonderful reminder!
“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.”
Proverbs 31:27

Katie Doty January 6, 2012

Thank you Jen for your encouraging posts! We need to be reminded of the importance in doing everything we do well. You’re such a blessing. Keep serving as unto Christ. Blessings upon you.

Sharla Middleton January 6, 2012

Great post! Loved your wording “Dominate and subdue your living space…”.

DMH January 6, 2012

How timely! Thank you for sharing.

SusieQ January 6, 2012

GREAT WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT. THANK YOU. ☺

elle January 6, 2012

great post!

and my word of the year is diligence…
http://shimmerandtulle.blogspot.com/2012/01/word-of-2012-diligent.html

Mali - mom in Sweden January 7, 2012

Oh I really like the pictures on this blog!! 🙂

April January 7, 2012

This is a wonderful post! Thank you for the encouragement!!!

Phyllis Sather January 7, 2012

I certainly fall far short of this but would like to continue to aim at it.

Janet W. January 7, 2012

Thank you for your encouraging post. It is motivating as well.

I used to believe the feminist lies about having to contribute my share of the money to the house hold. Then I realized that all the children of the women in my neighborhood that went out of the home to work, were at my home from early in the morning until evening when their parents got home. They always behaved at my home because to misbehave meant they were sent home to an empty house. Having someone who cared about them meant more.

So contributing extra money wasn’t as important as a child. My own children always had playmates and they were all where I could watch and care for them.

Mrs. J.

Janet W. January 7, 2012

Thank you for your encouraging post. It is motivating as well.
Mrs. J.

Jamie (@va_grown) January 9, 2012

Warm, encouraging words. Thank you.

Jennifer August 24, 2012

Somethings wrong with your share buttons, it popped up some no prescription v**gra page?!? Just thought I’d let someone know.

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