I am trying to find the right balance for blogging and use of my time. I enjoy blogging, but many weeks I lack the time to for it. This was one of those weeks. I'm caring for my MIL and have four children in school. I am happily married and want to meet my husband's needs. I think I may be able to post two times per week. I will give this some thought.
Yesterday was a busy day of sewing and helping children with homework. I was supposed go to a jewelry party an hour away from home at 6:30 in the evening. Right away I realized that I was not going to go to that party. Two of my children needed my attention. My house was out of order and I was extremely tired from lack of sleep the night before. My husband deserves a clean peaceful home and nice dinner.
I made a decision to stay home and see to the needs of my family. I felt so much better. I don't know why I put such pressure and guilt on myself that I am obligated to go to that party. I called the hostess and apologized, placed an order over the phone to her, and felt terrific for staying home. In Titus 2, Paul instructs the elder women to teach the young women to be “keepers at home”. What does this mean? The Greek word translated “keepers at home” (KJV) or “homemakers” (NKJV) is oikouros. This compound word is from oikos- house, household, family; and ouros- a guard, guardian, a watcher, a warden. Let this thought sink in for a moment: the word “oikouros” translated “keepers at home” carries the meaning of “watching the house, of a watchdog” It also means STAY PUT! This does not mean I can never go to a Tupperware party ever again, but I should make sure all things are in order first and that there has not been too much activity in my home for that particular week, in example several sports events, dances, doctor visits, school functions and the like; all of which encompassed my week. I realise I must be wise with my time.
After a nice quiet meal and visiting with my family we decided to play some card games. One of our favorites is Dutch Blitz; a fast paced Amish game. We also played UNO.
I felt closer to my husband and children for making the choice to stay home. I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend. I will do my best to come visit you soon. Hugs, Kathi