by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies – Put Your Heart Into It!
Editor’s note: Whenever I see advice from Nancy and others ordering you to do it CHEERFULLY I want to visit physical harm to them. Let’s face it, not everything about raising children or keeping a home running is easy, not even if you are a stay at home mother. Is anyone ever smiling and happy when scrubbing a child’s vomit off every surface in the house during a bout of stomach flu sweeping through the family? Or just gutting through the day to day? Nope, emotional denial is unhealthy no matter why you’re doing it. Better to acknowledge you’re not exactly jumping for joy and move on to just do the thing before you.
What’s happening in your home today? Is everything piling on top of you–laundry, dishes, and teaching the children all waiting to be accomplished? Don’t despair, dear mother. Don’t look at everything waiting to be done. Just tackle one job at a time. Priorities first. But do each task with ALL YOUR MIGHT. Not half-heartedly, grumblingly, or lazily. And teach your children to do their chores with all their might, too. Inspire this attitude in them as they see the way you begin each responsibility.
The Bible always shows us the way.
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