The Real Homemaker’s Challenge {Day 5}

I think this has been the hardest post for me to write thus far in this series. There is so much out there right now, from big names with great reputations and big followings, talking to moms about turning-in to their families and ministering to them first and for most. I am going to try and just put it out there with no apologies because I believe its biblical but please hear me out. Many American Christian {SAHM} moms are making an idol out of their carrier. I don't believe our family should necessarily come first in all cases. I think some times we need to sacrifice our ideal family for living out gospel centered lifestyles.

Wanna see where this is going??? continue reading over at the Homemaker's Challenge on the last day of the series, The REAL Homemaker's Challenge.

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INTRO to Heart Issues Series


Approval


Comparison


Envy

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The Real Homemaker’s Challenge {Day 4}

I think comparison and envy some times come hand-in-hand. You compare yourself to someone else and when you don't feel like you measure up you all of sudden start to envy their life.

Envy is best defined as a resentful emotion that "occurs when a person lacks another's (perceived) superior quality, achievement or possession and wishes that the other lacked it.

Bertrand Russell said envy was one of the most potent causes of unhappiness. Not only is the envious person rendered unhappy by his envy, but they also wish to inflict misfortune on others.

Many times we excuse being envious as something normal, typical, or excusable. Just searching the Bible for the word envy you find that it is always listed among greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, arrogance, folly, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, slander, pride, foolishness, orgies, and drunkenness. Obviously God knows this and that's why envy is mentioned among such tragic offenders. ..... Keep reading on the Homemaker's Challenge today!

Miss one? Catch up here:


INTRO to Heart Issues Series


Approval


Comparison

Here's the last one of the series {keep in mind, the link will not work until the post has been published}:


Idolatry

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The Real Homemaker’s Challenge {Day 3}

I can remember my early dreams of being a house wife and stay-at-home-mom. They always included some cute dressed version of me sipping out of a mug while doing a bible study before anyone else in the house is up. Then I move on to ministering along side my husband in that same cute outfit with a glorious smile across my face. Again, that stylish version of me calmly playing with my fully dressed kids who are learning from my every word before I wistfully glide into the kitchen to pull that beautiful meal out of the oven and move it to the set table for dinner. Don't laugh; you know you have your own ideal picture of being a homemaker! ...... Keep reading on the Homemaker's Challenge today!

Miss one? Catch up here:


INTRO to Heart Issues Series


Approval

Here's the layout for the series {keep in mind, the link will not work until the post has been published}:


Envy


Idolatry

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The Real Homemaker’s Challenge {Day 2}

I think there's are trap I fall into many days, weeks, and even months; especially the Holiday months! Today I want to talk about Approval: I worrying about gaining the approval of men {or mainly women ;o)} rather than God. I am no longer being hospitable I'm hosting.

You know what I'm talking about, all those thoughts that creep up as we are preparing our homes for guest. I'm sharing more about that on the Homemaker's Challenge today as well as how to deal with it.

Miss day one? Catch up here:


INTRO to Heart Issues Series

Here's the layout for the series {keep in mind, the link will not work until the post has been published}:


Comparison


Envy


Idolatry

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The Real Homemaker’s Challenge {Day 1}

I love the Homemaker's Challenge. If I'm honest with myself, I enjoy homemaking more than mothering most days. {shhh, don't tell} My house doesn't talk back to me. It stays put. I get to choose who it looks and functions.

We talk a lot on the Homemaker's Challenge site about how to help homemaker's and their everyday challenges. We all need a little extra training in whatever job we have, right? Why not go to a friend and ask for suggestions, helpful hints, and encouragement in this some times mundane, self-sacrificing job. In this series I want to move past the practical helps and talk about the REAL Homemaker's Challenge: Approval, ComparisonEnvy, Idolatry, Materialism. Of course these sins creep up in many aspects of our life but here we are going to discover where they may be lurking as homemakers. Join me this week won't you?

Here's the layout for the series the rest of this week {keep in mind, the link will not work until the post has been published}:


Approval


Comparison


Envy


Idolatry

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