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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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Glimpses of Grace in Homemaking

October 5, 2012 Inspiring Homemaking
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by Gloria Furman Even when a homemaker is continually serving the Lord by caring for her family, guests, and visitors, it’s tempting to feel like this work is in rooted in a pointless cycle. Dusting baseboards, taking out the trash, balancing the grocery budget, mopping spills– the list of perpetual tasks goes on and on. […]

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On Fighting Worldiness and Fruit Flies

October 1, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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by Melissa McDonald My husband Eric came home with a sack of beautiful, green pears from the neighbor’s tree. I couldn’t wait for them to ripen. But that was my first mistake: I let them ripen right in the middle of my kitchen. It happened over a month ago. Every last pear has been eaten. […]

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How to Load a Dishwasher by Faith

September 24, 2012 Inspiring Homemaking
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by Melissa McDonald I was at a bridal shower recently. I don’t have any idea what gifts the bride received because I was playing with my toddler in the other room while the bride opened her gifts. A friend joined me. Her oldest daughter is getting married soon so her days of hiding out in […]

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God’s Promises Are Better Than Swivel Sweepers

August 3, 2012 Inspiring Homemaking

by Priya Samuel Being a mom of three boys, I am constantly racing against time! Whenever my husband reminds me about a task that I need to get done, I usually blurt out, “Where do I have the time for that?” Most days I wish I had more time. Then I could accomplish this or […]

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