Your Life at Home

“Love your husband, love your children.

 Stay home.

That’s not an idea I came up with out of my head.

That’s from Titus 2.

Older women are to teach, encourage,

do all that they possibly can

to help the younger women to do these things.

My objective is to simply point you back

to the Word of God.”

-Elisabeth Elliot






Sitting in the shade of tree in my backyard, I cradled my baby on my lap and listened to the wind whisper gently through the leaves of the maple tree. My 10th baby, Lariah, looked up and with eyes wide with wonder, watched the vibrant green leaves twist and turn, as if dancing in the summer breeze.

A quick flutter of bird’s wings and I watched my baby’s sharp eyes follow a young bird, as it swooped from the branches of the tree to a nearby fence pole.
What a blessing to have a baby in my arms again! This motherhood journey has been so wonderful …





Being home, surrounded by my little ones and now my big ones, knowing my husband is working hard to provide for our family, watching the children play and work around our little farm brings me such joy to my heart.  I have learned to love this quiet, simple life at home. I see some younger mothers, run ragged, trying to keep up with homeschooling commitments, social events and even church commitments. To everything there is a season, I say, and during your motherhood season – which, as mine has, may extend quite a long time – your place is at home. Oh, I know it’s not a popular thing to say right now – but it’s true, as it is says so in the Great Book.



“Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine.
They are to teach what is good,
and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5
to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands,
that the word of God may not be reviled.
Titus 2:3-5



It bring such joy to heart when I heard a young woman looking forward to her future home life with her family- mothers, your home is your sanctuary for your family. Learn to love it, fill your home with beautiful memories, happy times, learning opportunities… the reality of that would be planting a garden with your children, canning and preserving your food together, cleaning and organizing the cupboards (something I must do before school season starts up again!), learning history together, reading fantastic books about missionaries and great heroes of the faith or profound scientists and inventors … teaching your children to read, to play a musical instrument, to sew, quilt, embroider, build machinery, working together in all things.



There are so many blessings to be gained if you fully embrace your role as a keeper at home. Do not pass your role onto to someone else – no daycare can replace you, no restaurant can fill your kitchen with beautiful food, nobody can clean and take care of your children like you can. You will find so much joy and fulfilment when you learn to love this role as a wife and mother at home.





“Oh that God would give every mother a vision of the glory and splendor of the work
that is given to her when a babe is place in her bosom to be nursed and trained!
Could she have but one glimpse in to the future of that life as it reaches on into eternity;
could she look into it’s soul to see its possibilities;
could she be made to understand her own personal responsibility for the training of this child,
for the development of its life,  and for its destiny,

–she would see that in all God’s world there is no other work
so noble and so worthy of her best powers,

and she would commit to no others hands the sacred and holy trust given to her.”
-JR Miller

August 9, 2023 - 1:11 pm

Gigi Teresa, I hope you are having a great summer!

August 9, 2023 - 1:09 pm

Teresa Beautiful words full of wisdom and truth! Have a blessed day sweet friend!

August 7, 2023 - 2:54 pm

Gigi Lynnea,
I love that you enjoyed your home life with your family and made your family feel secure, despite moving often.
I think all mothers will say they have made mistakes and wish things were done a bit differently in some areas. We just keep trying, by the grace of God, to improve and learn and grow.

August 7, 2023 - 2:19 pm

Lynnea Hello! This is so beautiful and encouraging!
I am an older Christian woman, a wife, mother, and nana, and have been a homemaker almost all our married life. It’s what I always wanted to be since a very young girl. We homeschooled our children wanting to give them a stable and secure life as much as we possibly could. (We moved every 3-4 years with my husband’s job.) Our nest has been empty for quite a while and I see mistakes and failures I’ve made and often feel unqualified to give input into the lives of my adult children. I have read in a book written for older women that I had my chance while they were still at home.
Still, I hope and pray to be able to encourage them.
Thank you for all you share~
With love in Christ, Lynnea