Monday, March 24, 2008


I am convinced more every day that there is nothing....absolutely nothing...more important for us as wives and mothers to invest in....nothing more important that we could invest in than our home and family.

No ministry.
No job.
No outside commitment.
No volunteer work.


The future of our children in God's kingdom depends on it. Our family's happiness hangs there. Our marriages are nurtured there. I know people who don't even want to be home. Who don't even want to be with their own spouse.

So I am choosing to invest in my home and family. Not just stay home. Not just be a homeschool mom. Not just clean house. Not just go through the motions of all the wonderful things there are to do.

I will invest in this place and these people for the kingdom of God.

I think I will start now.


  1. You're so right that there is a world of difference in just being and actually investing.

  2. I couldn't agree more, Brenda. Well said!

  3. I've also gotten a fresh revelation of this recently. Thank God for the opportunity to sow into those closest to our hearts!

  4. I had the opportunity to practice this investment just this morning during a homeschool lesson that revealed a character issue. Amazing how God integrates the lessons! Now to pray for obedient fruit--theirs and mine. Thanks for this encouragement.

  5. Let me encourage you, ladies. I COMPLETELY agree with you. Although I might not have a right to speak being a 'working mom' (for now), let me tell you that what you are doing is ETERNAL. We are realizing far too late that I should have never worked outside the home. What a difference has been made in my life since February 1st when God turned my heart back home.

    Never, ever believe the vicious lie that you should 'go out and get a job'. You're doing what you should be doing and God will reward you for your faithfulness to Him and your family. Your role is so important! Don't give up!

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I found your blog to be very encouraging, and this post in particular. Some days it's hard to remember that my family is my most important time investment. It's so easy to get distracted by the house, computer, errands, etc. (all those REALLY important things). Fifty years from now no one will care if I kept a tidy house or was a Supermom of the year. What will matter is the legacy I am leaving in my children and their children.

    Glad I "stopped by." By the way, my kids are about 3.75 years apart... it's unusual to find someone else with two kids of the same age span. :-)

  7. I so agree with you. Everyday I get rid of one more outside obligation and I am determined not to add any more. I just want to be home for my family.

    Great post!


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)