Monday 30 July 2018

Homemaking Mondays: Homemaking Visits

"Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality."
- Romans 12:13
"As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith."
- Galatians 6:10
I have been pondering this very thing called a homemaking visit since I read about it once by another christian lady.  
So what is a homemaking visit? 
This would be a visit in which you would go and help out with homemaking needs as you visit with someone.  Things like doing dishes, vacuuming floors, washing windows, caring for children, cooking meals, doing some laundry, or doing any odd job that needs doing around the home.  This may even include taking children for a walk or to the park so the mother can get some extra rest.  
So you can go to visit, and as you chat you can be doing things with or for them around the house.  You could take them some needed items if they're short on them or unable to make it out to the store.  You could bring them something extra like baking or some new crayons and a colouring book for small children.  You get the idea.   
Why would you have one? 
Well, in this role of homemaking it can get a bit overwhelming at times.  Especially when one has a new baby, or small children, or is ill, injured, or elderly. This gives a helping hand in the role of homemaking to those that need it.  It is wonderful to have people visit, but to share a burden in this area is very needed.  It seems old fashioned now, but when full-time homemaking was the norm this happened often.  I think pride has stepped in and has caused people to think that it was a shame to have help in this area. You know since everyone seems to think they need to be capable and competent at everything all the time.  Lets be real!  Lets take the time to step into each other's homes and give the gift of homemaking. 
Who would receive one?
 Like I stated above, those that have new babies, small children, those that are ill, and those that are elderly.  But really... anyone can use those visits!  
As I have been reading through some scriptures on caring for one another, it has really struck me in this area that we need to be also making homemaking visits a part of our lives.  We need to make time for others in this way as well.  Hospitality doesn't need to just be in our own homes.... it can extend to others in many ways.  
"Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others."
-Philippians 2:4
Do you know someone that could use a homemaking visit?  
Have you ever had a homemaking visit?

Love and Prayers,


mamasmercantile said...

It used to be the norm years ago when someone had a baby, was ill or just needed some company. Sadly I don't know why but this type of visit is overlooked. I think perhaps Pride gets in the way.

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I must say that many years ago we did visit way more. But I am trying to make at least one a month, but usually take my hubby on the lond drives to a few that live out a ways. But you are so right, we get to focused on ourselves and we need to look out for the needs of others and encourage where we can! I do hope you have had a wonderful summer!!
Hugs, Roxy