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The Ministry of Homemaking

Confession time: I’ve always been a little bit messy (if my parents are reading this, they’re thinking: A little bit?!?). But I’m just not one of those people who thinks that everything has a place and that the house isn’t clean until everything is in its place. As such, when I was a teenager, my room could be a pretty scary place. My parents tried to impress upon me the importance of having things neat and tidy, but I just thought they were too perfectionistic. As I got older, I slowly began to realize that there is a connection between chaos in the home and chaos in the family. It’s really difficult to relax and feel content when everything around you is a mess. But something still seemed to be missing in my understanding of homemaking. Once I left my full time job to be a full time stay at…