Wednesday, April 28, 2010

may chew* preview: domesticity & the gospel

Hello friends!

It's been a while since our last chat, but with everyone back stateside, we're shooting for a May conversation. The topic? Domesticity and the gospel.

We plan to discuss the role that cooking, gardening, cleaning, and creating play in our position as God's children. We'll be posting our own questions and thoughts here in the coming weeks, but we'd love to hear what you have to say.

Post your thoughts in the comments below, and we'll tackle some of your ideas in our discussion.

May's conversation will be recorded on May 18, so have your comments in before then!

Interested in joining the conversation? We're looking for a fifth chew* contributor.
Find out more here.


katie said...

Here's my humble comment while using a syllogism from lovely logic class =)

We are made in the image of God.
God is a creator.
We are all creators.

We are made to create... whether that be a garden or a delicious meal.

rebekah said...

I have "you were created to create" on our bulletin board right now. I think it's not so important what you create, but that you create. Whether it's keeping a clean house, baking, photography, etc. Proverbs 31 can be encouraging and discouraging at the same time. This woman sounds amazing, and we're clearly meant to be busy and create. But the point isn't to duplicate her, it's to take care of what God has given you. To do it cheerfully and give your best.

Elisa M said...

My question or thoughts on this (and I think about it quite a bit):
As a single woman, I feel as though my role in domesticity is somewhat different. I don't have a family to care for, etc. However, I have my community to care for and myself. How do you balance that and figure out how to live in the Gospel while living alone. I am not sure if this makes sense, but for instance, I cannot seem to keep my house clean or cook for myself every meal, but my job includes caring for the poor and making sure they have enough food. Even though that is not in my own home, is it still "domestic"? When what God has given you is simple and lonely, how do you make it beautiful and life-giving to others?
I ramble. sorry!
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