Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Purpose Statement

It seems appropriate to begin a blog by stating a purpose for it. Hmm.

My name is Rachel and I am blessed to be the wife of Niall O'Neill. We have been married for 2 1/2 years and what a joy it has been :).

I love being a wife, and I love my home. Right now we have no children and it is necessary for me to work full-time, but I eagerly anticipate the day when I can leave the working world and retire to my home to raise our children in the fear and admonition of the Lord.

Because I work full-time, I have found it to be a struggle to pay the kind of attention to my home which I feel it needs and deserves. Praise God for my pastor's wife! After Niall and I had just celebrated our first full year of marriage, she invited me to do a study with her on Elizabeth George's book, A Woman After God's Own Heart. God graciously impressed upon my heart my need to strive diligently at making my home and husband first priority! Despite work, and exhaustion, and a busy modern schedule. For the last year and a half I have been laboring to make changes, becoming more faithful in my domestic duties and learning to delight in them. And my husband has noticed the difference :).

My purpose for this blog is to record the things I'm learning spiritually, and practically, as a wife and homemaker. This will help my own frail memory, and hopefully as an added bonus encourage other women who are seeking the same priorities of God first, husband second, and home third.

Happy homemaking!

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