Being a Christian homemaker is one of the biggest blessings and jobs a woman can hold. We have the power, as Christian wives and mothers, to make a home filled with the Holy Spirit. In order to do this there are several daily rituals you can follow to make sure your days run smoothly and joyfully.
This is a general list of things I like to do each day, in no particular order, however, if you’re interested in a more structured homemaking schedule, head to my modern homemaking schedules post to see my daily, weekly, and monthly schedules.
Related: Charming Homemaking Quotes
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Christian Homemaking Daily Rituals Video
Daily Homemaking Rituals
1. Warm, Nourishing Drinks
Think of all the nostalgic times in your life – you probably had a warm drink close by. Going to look at Christmas lights with warm hot chocolate, sitting by the fire reading a book with a hot cup of tea.
There’s something so special about a warm drink that has the ability to comfort you. This is why I like to have several warm drinks per day. I also love greeting my toddler with a warm drink when he wakes up in the morning and from his nap.
These are my favorite warm, nourishing drinks:
- Yolky vanilla milk: heat 16 oz raw milk over low heat (just until warm), mix 1 raw egg yolk with 1-2 tbs organic, unrefined cane sugar and blend with a fork until it forms a custard, add 1 scoop collagen powder and 1 tsp vanilla extract then stir until blended. Pour your milk over the custard mixture, stir and enjoy!
- Warmed bone broth: recipe for homemade bone broth in this post
- Yolky hot chocolate: same recipe as the yolky vanilla milk, just add 1 tbs cacao powder.
- Yolky coffee: same recipe as the yolky vanilla milk, just add some brewed coffee or espresso.
2. Spend Time in the Word
The Lord meets you where you are, as a homemaker, He is with you when you’re doing the dishes, playing with your children, or tidying up the house for the 1000th time that day. When you’re in the Word consistently, you’re better able to feel when the Spirit is leading you.
Time with the Lord is so cherished and is something I prioritize. This looks different in different seasons of life, but I try to spend at least 5 minutes reading the Bible daily (even if this means I’m reading aloud to my toddler).
Of course, I love when I can carve out a full 30-45 minutes really studying the word! For this, I love using the Bible Recap Bible in a Year program.
3. Set the Mood
“If you have been afraid that your love of beautiful flowers and the flickering flame of the candle is somehow less spiritual than living in starkness and ugliness, remember that He who created you to be creative gave you the things with which to make beauty and the sensitivity to appreciate and respond to His creation.”Edith Schaeffer
Setting the tone for your home using all 5 senses can be the difference between a chaotic and unrestful atmosphere, and a joyous, relaxing home.
Here are the ways I like to set the mood of my home:
- Lighting: beeswax candles lit as the sun goes down, opening the windows/blinds in the morning and shutting them at night, turning on the fireplace and dimming the lights.
- Scents: I don’t use anything to artificially make my home smell different anymore, so now I rely on cooking, baking, and keeping a clean home to make the home smell cozy. Sometimes I will bake something sweet if I want my husband to come home to a cozy-smelling house.
- Music: be careful with the type of music you choose so it isn’t overstimulating (especially if you have children in the home). I like to play soft instrumental music (Piano Guys radio on Pandora is great), classic Christian Worship music, Christmas music (during the holidays), Smooth Jazz and Frank Sinatra.
4. Prayer and Reflection
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.James 1:5
There is one prayer the Lord promises He will always say “yes” to and that is praying for wisdom. “Lord, give me the wisdom to know how to turn the mood around in my home. Thank you for promising to always give me the wisdom I need as a mother.”
As Christians, we are called to be in a constant state of prayer – while you’re doing the laundry, disciplining your children, speaking to your husband, be prayerful. At the end of the day, end with some prayerful reflection on the day. What do you need more of? Patience? Peace? Ask the Lord for what you need.
5. Wholesome, Soul-Giving Task
Choose a task that is wholesome and soul-giving each day – make it something you truly look forward to!
Soul-giving tasks I like to do:
- Write for this blog and make Youtube videos
- Read for pleasure – something edifying like a Christian marriage or parenting book.
- Make a new recipe
- Have a date with my husband
6. Learn/Practice/Share a Skill
“The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”Titus 2: 3-5
It’s important to always be honing in on a new skill and learning new things – this not only keeps you occupied doing something valuable, but it can really bless your family as well. Teaching this skill to younger women is something we are called to do as Christian women as well.
Ideas of skills to learn/practice/share:
- Bread making: I have tons of sourdough content for you to learn from here.
- Knitting or sewing
- Baking beautiful pies
- Old-fashioned skills to save money (this can be anything: soap making, making your own cleaning products, etc.)
- Traditional cooking: here are my 10 steps to traditional cooking
7. Plan Ahead
Because I want the warm atmosphere and the good memories it fosters, I plan for it. I plan the meals, including how I set the dinner table and make it beautiful. I plan for order in the home, for the housework, for the laundry, and for the upkeep of our clothing so that life is calmer. I plan surprises, too, so that life at home is fun. If all the planning sounds like a lot of effort, remember that no work of art is slapdashed together. Artistry calls for planning and design, and so does the work of art called ‘Home.’”Elizabeth George
Planning ahead as a homemaker is of utmost importance. Planning ahead helps you to be prepared and allows you time to rest. There is no way I’d be able to put a healthy, homemade meal on the table if I didn’t plan well in advance. So too, my house would be a disaster if I didn’t have a cleaning schedule.
My formula for a well-run home includes 4 things:
- A well-thought-out meal plan: here’s a post on how to create your own rotating meal pln.
- 1 load of laundry a day
- 1 load of dishes per day
- 1 chore per day (vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms, etc.): my cleaning schedules are all listed in this post.
8. Feel Pretty
Most women will act pretty if they feel pretty; and, unfortunaltely, the opposite is true too. Although the way we treat people should never be dependant on how we feel, the truth is, feeling good about ourselves makes it easier to act righteously.
Ways I like to feel pretty:
- Wear a pretty dress
- Paint my nails (I love this non-toxic nail polish)
- Take a shower and do my hair and makeup
9. Move your Body
Similar to feeling pretty, when our bodies are exercised and limber, we feel better! Remember, it’s very difficult to take care of others (and a home) when your body isn’t functioning well. I make it a priority to move my body everyday by doing one or multiple of the below:
- Exercise (weight-lifting, running, etc.)
- Stretching and foam rolling
10. Nourish your Family
Nourishing your family with healthy, wholesome meals is important so that everyone can feel their best. Your whole home will run better when you’re nourished. I sell 6-month meal plans to help you put healthy and wholesome meals on your table everyday.
11. Spend time Outside
Rain or shine, getting outside is so important! Children especially need time to explore outside. Better yet, putting bare feet on the ground is great for grounding, reducing inflammation, and overall calming the body – I highly recommend!
So, even if it’s raining or snowing – bundle up and get your whole family outside! The daylight on the eyes helps everyone sleep better too.
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