As this blog grows and morphs, it is our vision to incorporate different series – some very specific and short term, others more general and long term.
This post is kicking off one of those series and we are calling it…..DRUM ROLL PLEASE….What I am Loving Wednesdays! The whole point of the series is to highlight things we are enjoying. From the serious to the lighthearted, from fun to more heavy, you can expect a variety of things shared here. Think ideas, recipes, podcasts, books, blogs, people, sermons, etc. The possibilities are endless and we are excited to share the things that get us fired up.
So, what am I loving on this Wednesday?!
Saturdays, aka, LADY OF THE HOUSE DAY!
What is a Lady of the House Day (aka LHD)? Well, I am so glad you asked!
While I wish I could take credit for this amazingly beautiful and simple concept, I cannot. I stumbled across the idea/reminder on the Instagram account of Jess Connolly. She shared on her stories how she has reclaimed Saturdays as her own LHD… which is the day she does the housework, the errands, the mundane, and often not-so-fun tasks that pile up around the home.
She gave it the name for several reasons. One, the name is fun and lighthearted and gives off a fancy vibe. Two, and more importantly, giving it an extravagant name reframes the work for her and how she responds to the work. Instead of being something she has to do, it is something that she gets to do as the Lady of her House. The mundane becomes worship. The laundry becomes service. The errands become provision. All of the work becomes a way to give life – the clean and structure and means necessary for her family to thrive.
…and that right there? That is a privilege.
I don’t know about you, but I KNOW I need more of that mindset. I’ve been claiming my Saturdays as Lady of the House Day now for awhile and you know what?
It changes things. It changes me. No work is wasted. Everything is done for His glory. Even folding socks and buying groceries.
It is ALL worship.