Keeping House Book Club Series Table of Contents

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In 2011 I participated in a small online book club, discussing Keeping House: The Litany of Everyday Life by Margaret Kim Peterson. Here is the table of contents listing those posts.

Keeping House: The Litany of Everyday Life

  1. Preface
  2. Ye Do It Unto Me
  3. It Matters
  4. A Grounding
  5. Sheltering, Fostering Gratitude
  6. Laundry & Clothes

“So what really matters? Well, housework, among other things. It is not the only thing that matters, but it does matter. It matters that people have somewhere to come home to and that there be beds and meals and space and order available there. […] housework forms part of the basic patterning of our lives, a pattern that we might identify as a kind of ‘litany of everyday life.'”


“But housekeeping is part of a tradition that takes seriously the basic, homely needs of people for food and clothing and shelter. These are needs that God takes seriously and that Jesus encourages Christians to take seriously. They are not the only important things in the world. But they are important; they have an intrinsic significance and worth that is too often lost amid the busyness and the technological background noise of the modern world.”

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