I forget why I do this homemaking thing.
I forget why it matters.
I forget that it does matter.
I forget that it isn’t about laundry, or dusting, or dishes.
I forget that it’s really about the gospel.
I just forget.
Or maybe I ignore, or overlook, or don’t care.
I don’t know.
What I do know is that homemaking does matter. Creating a home filled with beauty, and good smells, and fun memories is important work. It’s worthy work.
All the cleaning, the sorting, the organizing, the washing, the cooking, the scrubbing, the picking-up, the putting-away, the doing it over and over again…..It all matters because it says something about us and what we believe.
It matters because it’s about the gospel.
I don’t understand exactly how that works, but I know it’s true. In making a home, we are creating a picture, for those inside and out, of what gospel living should look like. We are showing that it’s loving and comforting. It’s inspiring, encouraging, and beautiful. It’s everything a life lived for Jesus should be.
And still, I forget.
I forget that it’s about the heart.
And as I stop thinking about the heart and start thinking about the Cinderella-work of it all, my attitude goes downhill. Fast. Like Olympic world record kind of fast. Then, I get grumpy and cry. Or make other people cry. Or both.
I’ve got issues.
As I’m trying to get back to the basics of homemaking, I’m realizing that I need an attitude adjustment. I need to address the things going on in my heart, not just my home. Although, really, whatever is going on inside my heart has a direct effect on what goes on inside my home.
So, I’m taking this next week to discuss matters of the heart. I’m joining with a zillion (well, maybe it’s just fifteen) other bloggers to discuss intentional living, and I’m going to be talking about “Intentional Attitudes.”
Because my attitude stinks.
And I figure, why talk about something you’re good at when you can talk about something you’re struggling with so the whole world can know how messed up you really are.
The intentional living series will take place on all 16 blogs for 5 straight days beginning Monday, April 8th and ending on Friday, April 12th. This means there will be 80 posts on intentional living, and I want to read them all. Every single one (I can’t wait!).
Click on over to find out what topics the other bloggers are covering….