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 Preface Ye Do It Unto Me It Matters A Grounding Sheltering, Fostering Gratitude 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 … Read More

Keeping House — Preface
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To follow the entire series, see my table of contents for this Keeping House book club series. Willa has started an online book club for Keeping House: The Litany of Everyday Life, which has been on my to-read shelf for almost a year. She has already posted a bit of the summary of the preface and topic of the book, so I’ll jump into quotes and my own rabbit trails. Homemaking Is Homemaking includes but is not entirely housework. It … Read More

Keeping House — Ye Do It Unto Me
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See also the table of contents for the Keeping House series. This week Willa’s online book club is covering the first half of the first chapter, “What is Christian about Housekeeping?” Willa’s post is a good summary, so I will jump into a rabbit trail on the first section of the chapter, and hope someone else picks up the thread of the second section, dealing in broad strokes with the history and sociology of housework. The author opens with what … Read More

Keeping House — It Matters
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See also the table of contents for the Keeping House series. Housekeeping Matters “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 … Read More

Keeping House — A Grounding
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See also the table of contents for the Keeping House series. In this chapter, the author spends some time developing the theme of home as found in the Bible and fleshing out a bit of what a home is and contending that households established by single folk are just as legitimate as those set up by married families. Since Willa covered this already, I will proceed to my own ramblings. So in the last chapter, she established that having a … Read More

Keeping House — Sheltering, Fostering Gratitude
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See also the table of contents for the Keeping House series. I’m not sure what I was thinking, assuming I’d be able to blog this week with Confection Selection — a fancified bake sale my mother and I coordinate at our church to benefit the local Pregnancy Center — on Saturday. My time in between directing children and disciplining a particular toddler is totally consumed with baking. I’m hoping for a finally flop-free year. This is the tenth year. Maybe … Read More

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