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Only One More Day Left for Domestic Kingdom!

April 14, 2014 Devotional Mundane

The time has finally come! Domestic Kingdom will be taken offline starting on Tuesday. (Is this announcement confusing? See this post for a brief explanation.) Quick! One last time- check out all the outstanding content on applying the gospel to the mundane from a few dozen contributors!

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How to Manage a Home by Faith

May 3, 2013 Inspiring Homemaking
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by Melissa McDonald I sat on my dirty kitchen floor scrubbing the latest crayon mural off the garbage can. My thoughts flitted between a beautiful wedding I witnessed a few days before, my own pre-marriage anticipation once upon a time, and my surprise that the brown scribbles came off easier than the blue ones. I […]

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Lauren Chandler’s foreword for Glimpses of Grace

May 1, 2013 Good Reading
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I’m so thankful for my friend Lauren Chandler, who wrote this in her foreword for Glimpses of Grace: “This is sustaining grace, this is the desired haven: to know his steadfast love that saves and keeps us. Glimpses of Grace is not a how-to. It is a true friend’s invitation to see and know the […]

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The Heart of Homemaking

April 12, 2013 Inspiring Homemaking
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by Gloria Furman My homemaking goals are often thwarted by fleeting circumstances. One time I sabotaged my clean kitchen when I knocked over a coffee carafe with the mop that I was putting away. Freshly-made guest beds have gone empty as weary travelers have had their flights change. The peaceful haven I hoped to present […]

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On delighting in the mundane

March 9, 2013 Inspiring Homemaking
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“Our lives do not culminate in a moment. We should not be hoping for one great photo shoot, because that is not what God is doing with us. Our lives are a story—they are interwoven with the next generation in a way that is impossible for us to understand. Getting our sense of achievement and […]

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The Happy, Humble Work of a Mother

February 27, 2013 Inspiring Homemaking
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by Melissa McDonald I just had a serious talk with my two-year-old as she bounced on a red rubber donkey wearing an inflatable crown. We talked about all the reasons you shouldn’t play with the potty seat. Then she bounced around in circles until she fell off of the donkey. She giggled the way only […]

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Rejoicing in the Mess

January 17, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Christina Fox It was a busy day as usual around my house. We had home school followed by the boy’s after school activities, a few errands, and then sports. By the time evening came, everyone was tired. Or so I thought. After putting the boys to bed I had to return to their room […]

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Don’t Despise the Day of Small Things

December 20, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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by Gloria Furman Today was a day of small things. Except for that diaper incident. That was fairly epic. And that struggle with a daughter who needed to complete a worksheet for kindergarten. My sinful response needlessly turned it into a much bigger deal. Then in the midst of all this I had that dark, […]

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The Single Homemaker’s Joy and Security

November 19, 2012 Inspiring Homemaking
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by Lore Ferguson In the summer of 2010 a man and his wife said nine words that changed my life. It started with a table. I was 29 and had finally moved into a house where I could unpack my books, hang curtains, and let the houseplants settle into some semblance of consistency. We had a front […]

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How to Vacuum by Faith

October 31, 2012 Inspiring Homemaking
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by Melissa McDonald I love the way our neo-shag carpet hides all my vacuuming imperfections. The only problem is that it tends to encourage me to let a little too much time slip by between cleanings. So two days ago Annette began to crawl she went around trying to eat all the cereal crumbs that […]

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How to Scrub a Bathroom by Faith

October 15, 2012 Inspiring Homemaking
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by Melissa McDonald I cleaned the bathroom this morning. Today I resigned to the fact that doing my husband good included cleaning the bathroom. So I walked down the hallway and picked up my cleaning supplies. “And me! And me!” Miriam trotted down the hall behind me. “We need to be quiet, Annette is sleeping.” […]

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Grace and Glory in Home Economics

October 6, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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On our own we’re bankrupt, but God supplies abundant grace to us in Christ Jesus. As we please the Lord with our good work we receive increasing returns of joy as Jesus is glorified in us and us in him. “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all […]

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