Sugar and spice.

We stay-at-home-mums sometimes get a bad rap in this department. You know, the idea that a housewife never files her nails, puts on some makeup, styles her hair, wears shoes, or even gets dressed. I have to admit, appearance isn't usually high on the list of things to worry about when you've got nappies to change and wash, children to feed, washing to fold, floors to sweep, and a thousand other things to do.

I'm not suggesting that we wives and mothers should sit around painting our nails and curling our eye lashes all day. But it is important to our selves and our husbands that we look clean and well groomed. And more importantly, it's crucial to our Christian witness that we don't look like a crumb. 

It is true that God knows what's in our heart, but man looks on the outside appearance, and it won't be as easy to witness or be an example of living the abundant life with uncombed hair and dirty attire. Besides, we shouldn't be handling something as precious as the Good News with dirty fingernails!

There's nothing wrong with a woman putting a little time and effort into her appearance. A spritz of perfume and ten minutes in front of the mirror doing something with her hair can go a long way in making her feel a little more "human"! That being said, with illness etc, there are days when I'm doing well to shower and get dressed and I pray no one comes to the door...

© Glenys Robyn Hicks

But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for [the LORD seeth] not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7


  1. I think it is important for women in the home to have self respect so that their family respects them in return. Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

    1. Absolutely: it's very important to be respected by family. Thanks for sharing a cuppa with me today,Laura. Blessings, Glenys


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