In case you haven’t picked up on it…we love to serve God and others through our homes! Not that we’re all Martha Stewart women, or Pioneer Women….we’re not even all married women! But we are all women who realize that God has a specific purpose for displaying the gospel through the seemingly ordinary, often mundane, but oh-so-valuable task of making our homes a haven for God’s heart to be known.
On Friday, we’re kicking off the first-ever Art of Homemaking Conference. And we are looking forward to these next few days with great expectation. It isn’t just that Michelle Duggar (from TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting) is coming with her whole family, or that we’ll be hearing from teachers and authors like Elizabeth George and our own Dorothy Patterson. It isn’t just for the practical breakout sessions or the cute tote bags that we spent hours stuffing. We’re anticipating that a small army of women will leave with a renewed vision of how much God values what our culture increasingly attempts to undermine. We’re anticipating that women of all ages, from dorm-room dwellers to white picket fence homeowners, will spiritually enlist in the battle for the hearts of those under their roofs. We’re anticipating that brick houses will be transformed into havens of grace.
If you haven’t already signed up, there’s still time to join us! If you aren’t able to make it to Fort Worth this weekend, we hope you’ll celebrate this special weekend by reading some of our favorite posts from our “House and Home” articles.
- You don’t have to be a domestic diva to serve others through your home. Hospitality is for every woman!
- Getting ready for out-of-town friends or family? Check out Melissa’s ideas for making houseguests feel cozy and right at home.
- Ever feel like cleaning the same bathrooms and cooking the same dinners is just not all that significant? You’ll love Elizabeth Owens’ advice on finding Glory in the Mundane.
- You might think that keeping your home is a concern reserved only for the married, but Candi shares how she realized that homemaking is for single women too!
- If you’ve ever wanted to take a meal to a sick friend or a new mom, don’t miss these kitchen tips on Serving Friends Through Food!
Click here to register for the Art of Homemaking Conference.