Celebrating Your Good Kind of Busy

Celebrating Your Good Kind of Busy -christyfitzwater.com

You know what? It was just a plain old week around here. Regular commitments. No vacations or exciting adventures. Makes it hard for a girl to blog, if I’m waiting for something profound to share with you.

But I thought of a teensy instruction for women, in Titus 2:5:

Be busy at home.

I did that. I cooked dinner every night this week and then did the dishes. Ran a load of laundry. Paid some bills.

I sprayed some Clorox on the oven hood and wiped off a few months’ worth of nasty grime that had been driving me crazy.

Swept the kitchen floor a few times and emptied the bathroom garbage.

You know, homemaker stuff. Nothing to write on the internet about.


Being busy at home is just what God wants a girl to do. As I slide into Friday, it feels really good to know I’ve pleased the Lord this week.

Here’s something interesting -I was looking for a picture to put with this blog post, so I typed in “woman working,” and it brought up all kinds of pictures of women at computers and women in suits working in offices. Nothing wrong with that. I certainly put on dress clothes and go teach in a classroom every day. But what about the beautiful activity of a woman managing a home? It’s kind of a lost art these days that is so valuable for our families.

Makes me want to grab a camera and capture a picture of you putting clothes in the washing machine.

Woman working.

Maybe your life seems kind of boring, like the gray, winter skies we’ve had around here lately that have hidden the thrill of the Rocky Mountains. But have you gotten some stuff done at home this week? Cleaned a few things? Organized here and there and folded some socks? Put together a recipe? It makes God happy if you’ve busied yourself with homemaking.

And there’s nothing boring about making God smile.


  1. I love this, Christy! Sometimes I struggle with finding worth In just being a ‘Mom’ but there’s a whole lot of worth in just being where God wants me! Thanks!!

    1. I know. It’s easy to sink into the mundane and lose sight of the purpose and goodness in homemaking.

  2. Machele Cave says:

    Wow, Christy you always have the words God wants me to hear. 🙂 That’s been a big verse for,me for the last three years as a full time homemaker. My boys are 13 and 16 now and we have had some challenges in the money department (hubby was layed off for 3 months and just started a new job) and now we are in catch up. I was looking around online for a potential part time job and found a job listed as “Household Manager”, basically being a homemaker from 10-4 for a retiree who has Parkinson’s while his wife is at work in Seattle m-th. I talked with my hubby and decided to apply. Homemaking is my passion so it seemed like it could be a good fit. I’ve also done a lot of caretaking for older family members.
    The called and I’m leaving for the interview in 20 minutes!!
    That verse makes me happy to be busy in my home and also be able to possibly help others with my gift as well.

    1. Machele, that is so cool! I’d love to know if that works out for you. It’s a great gift to create a warm home for people. I’m sure that family would be blessed by your personal touch!

  3. Carolyn Hock says:

    It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life.

    — J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  4. Carolyn Hock says:

    Amen, Sister! LOVE your blog – especially on days like today. I am learning to find my joy in the little bits of daily life. You do that so well!

    1. I’m trying! And thanks for the awesome Tolkien quote. I have a huge chalkboard in my living room, so that is now the quote of the week.

  5. ellen Sowins says:

    Northern Colorado has had its share of gray too, Christy!! that’s for making me realize that all that I do can be pleasing to God!!

  6. You’ve made a very good point here! I am curious what search words you put in to find the image you did. 🙂
    Thank you for your encouraging posts!

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