Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Check it out: Year II is here!

I've started on my second year of studying the art and science of keeping a home. If you'd like to participate along with me, join me at Home Economics Project: Year II!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Year II -- Excel in Love/Excel in Managing the Home

Year II is on it's way. Check later on this week for a link to 2011's Project Home Economics: Excel in Love/Excel in Managing the Home!

Come along with me as I teach myself more about the art of loving a family and managing a household!

If you're interested, you might want to look back over the posts from Year I and think about what you're life's focus is and also what your focus is in your household. Can you sum each focus up in one or two phrases or sentences?

Those who excel in life and in managing something -- whether it be an international corporation or the mom and pop business on the corner or a large family or a single person creating a home for one -- keep their goals firmly in mind. This allows them to tend to the important and cull out what isn't needed in terms of time, possessions, and finances. Knowing what your purpose in life and in the home is all about helps give you the confidence that day by day, you are spending our life on what is meaningful to you and to your family. You will be less likely to be thrown off course by persuasion or criticism from others, the little urgencies of life, and the like.

For those of us who are Christians, Jesus is our primary focus. We do all things for the glory of God. However we word our goals, we draw them from God's goals for us. Since He is all wise, all powerful and all loving, His direction leads us to life and peace. Even in our walk with God, we don't want to be unfocused, but intentionally doing all things for his glory.

Your life's and your household's goals may change over time, and that's ok. Refining our goals keeps us on track towards a meaningful and productive life. Now's a good time to review and renew your focus.

Happy Home Keeping!