“Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.”
I am so excited to embark on this new endeavor, “Creative Homemaking for Little Homemakers,” which will be a series of workshops for girls, 8 years of age and older. Over the years, I’ve come to cherish and treasure my role as a homemaker and the joy it brings to my daughter, friends, and community. Some may argue that homemaking is old fashion and has no place in our progressive society, but I beg to differ. I believe with my whole heart that homemaking plays a significant role in building Christian families and our communities.
Homemaking goes beyond a clean house. Homemaking starts inside our hearts, with a desire to serve as Jesus served. When I read Titus 2:3-5, I am reminded of my responsibility to teach, “what is good to the younger women.” I believe that a godly attitude toward homemaking can be cultivated and nurtured at a young age when our influence is the greatest.
The purpose of, “Creative Homemaking for Little Homemakers,” is to encourage and inspire our young precious girls to understand the principals, values, and importance of homemaking. My goal is to encourage and inspire our girls to use their creativity to serve enthusiastically, to develop a heart for hospitality, to use their time wisely and to implement these principals in their own homes in the present and future, which will hopefully extend into their communities.
Teaching our girls to love, respect and honor their home, time, family and most importantly God is what I believe Titus 2:3-5 encourages us to do as older women. Our culture diminishes homemaking, but I believe that God wants us to return to those values that reflect his love and to build up families and the Christian community. Thus… “Creative Homemaking for Little Homemakers,” was born!
The Workshop will run from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM and will focus on four areas:
- A Heart for Hospitality (what is hospitality, how do you show it, why is it important)
- Little Miss Manners
- Around the Table (gathering around the table, fellowship, meal planning, nutrition)
- Using Time Wisely (organization, time management, preparation,maintenance)
All of the sessions will include principals and scriptures from the Bible, engaging activities, and take home resources (you will love them). There will also be a lovely picnic, that the girls will organize with all the lessons they learned during the day. It will be a great day!
I pray that I meet you and get the opportunity to share my love of homemaking creatively with your daughter!