The Great Debate: Is it Wrong for Christians to Be Wealthy?

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By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer I walk into my bedroom. I see the naked white walls. I imagine them with a small collection of hanging prints and unique pieces like this one, or maybe a bunch of printed instagrams, like this. It would really make the space into something special, I think to myself. Maybe add a few colourful throw pillows and a couple of new matching alarm clocks to replace the 15-year-old one we scrounged from his parents’ basement. Because everyone deserves matching alarm […]

Practicing Hospitality Through Imperfection & Fear

Practicing Hospitality Despite our Imperfections and Fear

Guest Post by Jami of Young Wife’s Guide When I invite guests over to my house, I envision a perfect day of getting things ready. My twin baby boys will be perfectly behaved. I will get up early and start preparing the beans and chicken for dinner. I will get the kitchen perfectly clean, pick up the toys, clean the toilet, make dinner and dessert from scratch, AND be perfectly dressed and put together when guests arrive at 6 o’clock. Of course, my day actually […]

Let’s Talk About Birth Control, Shall We?

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By Natalie, Contributing Writer Got your guard up? Hopefully this post will help bring the different sides together a little closer on this subject. I don’t claim to have it all figured out, but since Stephanie asked the contributors on KOTH to write up a post this month on a topic that we don’t have all the answers for, and since I am publishing a book this month (catch the details below!) about women who had lots of babies over the course of three decades, […]

Simple ways to connect with your kids when you’re already tired

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Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer We know that kids need quality and quantity time with their parents in order to connect with them. We know the value of tying heart strings between us. But what’s a mom to do when she is already exhausted? Motherhood is not for wimps. Meeting the needs of children can be draining at times. Add to that pregnancy, a little morning sickness, a newborn, or just general life stuff, and you can get tired pretty quickly. As someone who […]

Three Attitude Adjustments During Pregnancy

Three Attitude Adjustments During Pregnancy

                  By Natalie, Contributing Writer Pregnancy is such a mixed bag, don’t you think? On the one hand you have the miracle of LIFE filling your body. On the other hand you also get the garden variety of emotions and physical stresses that come with the complete package. If you’re lucky, that is. If you’re not so lucky, you get worse. That can include anything from bed rest to miscarriage to infant loss. But wait a minute. […]

Encouragement for the Weary Work-at-Home Mama

Encouragement for the Weary Work at Home Mama

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer It’s 5:00 pm. I’ve been staring at the computer screen for the past hour/hour and a half. My husband sends me a text that he is on his way home from work, 30 minutes away. I look around the house – toys, art supplies, books and the leftovers of a blanket fort are scattered everywhere, evidence of the kids basically having free reign of the house while I worked. I have no idea what we’re going to have for dinner. […]

Real Food for the Spirit

Real Food for the Spirit

By Natalie, Contributing Writer We talk a lot on Keeper of the Home about how to be good stewards of the bodies God gave us by feeding them real food that nourishes. But how zealous are we in feeding our spirits with real food?  Real Food vs. Junk Food The Creator made us as integrated whole human beings with bodies, minds, and spirits, and He graciously provided us with all we need to be healthy. For our spirits He gives us direct access to His […]

Be Refreshed – Spring Gardening For the Soul

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By Diana, Contributing Writer This post was intended to be all about spring gardening – spring vegetables that children love to grow, which vegetables will produce the most for your family, which types you can grow in containers, etc… However, my mind and thoughts are in other places. One of the things that I love about writing and being a part of the community at Keeper of the Home is that we’re real.  We’re wives, mothers, and daughters doing the best that we can to nourish […]