Thursday, February 26, 2015

Serving in the Home

"A woman with a mother heart [knows that to] nurture and feed [her family] physically is as much an honor as to nurture and feed them spiritually. She is “not weary in well-doing” and delights to serve her family, because she knows that “out of small things proceedeth that which is great” (D&C 64:33)." ~Julie B. Beck

Recently during our church meetings, one of our church leaders talked about the term "Personal Ministry." 

Of course, I realize that many Christians use that term quite a lot, many times as a way to support their family monetarily. But that is not the way I am thinking of the term. 

I am pondering on the difference between a "Personal Mission" and a "Personal Ministry." Is there a difference? Should there be? 

Personally, to me, the latter term makes the idea of having a personal mission more about serving other people, and less about ourselves.

Motherhood Ministry

The service-- the ministry-- we are giving our family has an ENORMOUS impact on the lives of God's children. A Motherhood Ministry creates a generational impact like no other. 

What other ministry touches people's lives every day? What other example is before our children, day and night? 

From the sheets our children sleep under, to the nourishment our husband and children consume, to the underwear on all the family member's bodies, our SERVICE is ever-present.

"...out of small things proceedeth that which is great"

Remember that the little work you do every day DOES make a difference! 

I am so excited to serve and minister to my family today...



  1. I,too, love being a wife, mother, and homemaker; it is my chosen career. As our children have fledged and left the nest I can see the fruits of my labors. I look forward to seeing them marry and have children so I can see the next generation under my influence. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  2. Oh dear friend those were lovely thoughts. I don't think I have thought of service to my family in those terms. I loved this one. I have been on a blog vacation for six weeks and this was such a great post to read today. Thanks, sending hugs your way!


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