8/12/09

Homemakers Beatitudes

Amazingly enough this was written in a cookbook just 40 years ago referring to Christian Homemakers and their conduct in the home. What a difference 40 years can make. It's been said, Christianity is only one generation away from extinction. What an awesome responsiblity God has given the homemaker. We influence the next generation. Here we find a 40 year old cookbook encouraging the ways of God in the home. May we all find the strength and courage in Jesus to continue living as God instructs no matter the direction the world takes.

The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:3-5


Beatitudes for a Housewife

Author unknown- Taken from the Yankee Kitchen Cookbook, 1969


Blessed is she whose daily tasks are a labor of love; for her willing hand and happy heart translate duty into privilege, and her labor becomes a service to God and all mankind.


Blessed is she who opens the door to welcome both stranger and well-loved friend; for gracious hospitality is a test of brotherly love.

Blessed is she who mends stockings and toys and broken hearts, for her understanding is a balm to humanity.

Blessed is she who children love, for the love of a child is more to be valued than fortune or fame.

Blessed is she who sings at her work; for music lightens the heaviest load and brightens the dullest chore.

Blessed is she who dusts away doubt and fear and sweeps out the cobwebs of confusion; for her faith will triumph over all adversity.

Blessed is she who serves laughter and smiles with every meal; for her buoyancy of spirit is an aid to mental and physical digestion.

Blessed is she who preserves the sanctity of the Christian home; for hers is a sacred trust that crowns her with dignity.


Thanks to Elizabeth Plain and Simple for the Homemakers Beatitudes.
© Monika Hardy

3 comments:

Miss Jen said...

That is BEAUTIFUL!!! :)
Thank you for sharing it!!

Love~ Miss Jen

Lori said...

Oh I love these!!! My, how (sadly) times have changed. :( These are wonderful reminders.

Conny said...

that is worth reading & even printing & posting somewhere prominent!! my, how far we've come from honoring the keepers of the home. Thank the Lord for the families who DO still see the value of a Christian home maker!

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