Orderliness ~

Hope this blesses you today. It came from my book “The Power of Motherhood” by Nancy Campbell

A Home of Order

God wants everything in order. I believe that our homes should be in order. When there is order there is peace. It is important for the mother to get up early to organize the day for her family. This kind of home will give security and peace to children.

I believe it is important to establish schedules in the home. There should be set times for mealtimes and for bed times. Children shouldn’t be allowed to eat when they like or go to bed when they like. It is important to eat together at certain times, especially for the main meal of the day.

Of course, it takes discipline to keep order in the home. We can’t keep an ordered home, if we are not ordered and disciplined ourselves. A mother’s day must start early if she is to keep it running smoothly.

However, in establishing this principle, we must also give room for spontaneity! It is the spice of life. The schedules of the home are the underlying foundation which give order and security but we become legalists if we cannot change our schedules to accommodate changes. It is fun to do things on “the spur of the moment:! Children can always sleep in on the morning after a late night for something special.

Ecclesiates 10:18

“By much slothfulness the building decays, and through idleness of hands the house drops through.”

Published in: on April 19, 2010 at 11:51 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. This is a good reminder for me, I actually have “The Power of Motherhood” but I haven’t made it all the way through yet. I love having things in order but we had a pretty small house so I’m always having to stash stuff here and there. The hardest part for me (as far as things to get rid of) is the kids’ papers (school, art, etc.) and toys and clothes that still look brand new. I like to keep those things to pass along to my younger two kids from their older siblings, so I have tubs and tubs out in the garage, but it still seems like too much! It’s a never-ending process for me, purging and purging, but this is a good reminder how orderliness and disorderliness can really affect a household.
    Julianne 🙂

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