Today I will be reviewing the last three sessions of the Five R's for Godly Womanhood from Eternal Encouragement for The Gabby Moms. If you remember in July, I reviewed the first two, which were Refresh: A Woman Who Kneels Before God Can Stand Before Anyone (Session 1) and Rekindle: Red Hot is So Cool (Session 2). The last three are:
Refine: From Homekeeping 101 to Graduating With Honors
Rejuvenate: What To Do When Abel Is Raising Cain
Rest: Give it Up and Get it All
and again, each session comes with an audio and an ebook to go along with it.
So what are these wonderful sessions about?
You can probably guess from the description of Session 3, Refine that it is all about homekeeping! In this session, Mrs. Lorrie Flem gives astounding advice for truly being the "mistress" of your home. She shares a funny story to show that she wasn't always a great housekeeper, but also points out the seriousness and greatness of our appointed job. I love that Lorrie knows and believes that homemaking is a Christian woman's high calling, and she helps us to remember and embrace this as well. You will find great instruction from a godly older woman to help you become a better keeper of the home. I was encouraged by Lorrie's admonishment to rid the home of all unnecessary clutter for the well-being of those who live there. I really enjoyed her explanation of "Less is More" and think I will remember it for time to come, and may even make a wall-hanging out of it:
Less is more:
• More time
• More room
• More freedom
• More energy.
• More patience
This session includes 7 Homekeeping Teachings: Plan to Manage, Plan to Improve, Plan to Start Strong, Plan to Do It First, Plan to Bless Others, Plan to Feed, Plan to Clean. All of these will help you to well, plan, so you can be a better homekeeper. The last chunk of this session deals largely with your attitude as a homemaker, and you won't want to miss it.
Session 4, Rejuvenate: What To Do When Abel Is Raising Cain, is all about child training. Again, Lorrie gives instruction straight from God's Word, and you can not argue with that. "Is there a system for child training that works? Is there one that you can know is the right way? Yes! Of course, it is the Bible." Lorrie covers consistency, obedience, how to deal with young ones, what to do before disciplining, the importance of praise (and the right and wrong way to do it), anger, spanking, a helpful hint called "ambushing", and the discipline of older children too. The suggestions are clear, concise, and Biblicaly-based.
In Session 5 Rest: Give it Up and Get it All, Lorrie shares what real rest is for the Christian homeschooling mom. It is not about getting away from your husband, children, and other responsibilities. It is not about disappearing into the bathtub like that old "CALGON, take me away!" commercial. Our real rest, Lorrie explains, comes from abiding in the Lord, which enables us to
• Avoid spiritual burnout
• Sense a gratifying fulfillment in all your work
• Enjoy greater intimacy with God
• Drink deeply of the riches in God's Word
• Revive your heart through prayer and worship
If you would like this amazing bundle for yourself, you may purchase Godly Woman: 5 R's for Godly Womanhood at Eternal Encouragement's website.
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As I'm sure you know, I received these products free of charge to review for Eternal Encouragement, but my opinions expressed here are completely my own, honest opinions.