I don't know about you, but I've never thought that JUST being a "mom" or wife or mother was something to shrug my shoulders at. While I know I didn't tell my mom "thank you" often enough for all that she has done for me over the years, I have always been grateful for her. Her role in my development to be the woman I am today was VITAL!
My mom has been an excellent example to me by working hard, complaining little about it, and helping the home to run smoothly.
She didn't teach me everything I know about keeping a home. Some things, I've just learned on my own over the years. But for what she didn't have time to teach, she gave me the confidence to know that I could do it for myself if I asked someone how, or looked up how to do it. And she has never made fun of me for calling her while I'm in the middle of preparing dinner and asking, "Mom, how do you get the lumps out of the gravy?"
I have a college degree, pursued the job of my childhood dreams (being an elementary school teacher), volunteered in my community and church in numerous ways, and also had several other jobs to help pay my way through college.
But I have to say with certainty that the BEST job I have ever had is the one I have right now, which I also consider to be my #1 ministry:
Being Mom. Wife. Home educating Parent.
I find it most fulfilling to do exactly what I'm doing right now! I think that's because I'm at the center of God's will for my life. I recognize that not every woman will find herself at home with her children exactly like I have done. But I'm right where I'm supposed to be, and so I feel very fulfilled...satisfied...happy.
Because of this, I don't need to go on expensive vacations, dress like a model, and receive all kinds of praise from other people to feel like what I'm doing is "worth it."
Recently, I was able to listen to a powerful audio mp3 recording by Mrs. Lorrie Flem, titled, "Keys to a Queenly Castle." In this hour-long recording, she describes twelve powerful things wives and mothers can do to improve their satisfaction in being at home in the center of God's will. I honestly enjoyed listening to the 12 tips on being a queen of our own homes, although Mrs. Flem could easily design twelve separate audio presentations stemming from this one recording, and it would be such a blessing!
I thought you might enjoy a little notetaking page to help you write down what you might be hearing and learning while you listen to this mp3 audio recording, should you happen to purchase it from Eternal Encouragement magazine's website.
"Keys to a Queenly Castle" sells for $6.97 at the Eternal Encouragement website. I'll just mention briefly that while this isn't a studio-quality sound recording, and may cost a little bit more than what I'd normally pay for an hour-long recording that isn't studio-quality, it is full of tidbits of information that are valuable encouragement for women who are wives and mothers.
What will you find in "Keys to a Queenly Castle" ?
What you put into your castle determines what will come out of it. Join Mrs. Lorrie Flem as she shares with you what your outlook and attitude should be so that you are most effective.
Keys to a Queenly Castle includes:
Disclosure: I received a free download of "Keys to a Queenly Castle" for the purpose of reviewing it in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was provided.
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