This is so exciting to me! No, I don't do my housework in pretty pleated dresses, pearls, high heels, sprayed hair and mucho make-up; but I do get to make my house a home – a real haven of rest for my husband, a secure nest for my family and a welcome lighthouse of hope for our friends.

Now, isn't that a calling worth striving and preparing for? Worth feeling honored to live?

Next time someone asks you what you "do for a living," hold your head high and tell them proudly, "I've been honored by God to be a Keeper of my home and I'm training my daughters to do the same!"

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Kim Wolf loves living in a small Ohio town with her best friends: her husband of 21 years and their daughters.  They have homeschooled since 1993 and are very active in the music ministry of their church.  She is a Miami County homeschool coordinator, a freelance writer, speaker and a contributing writer/product reviewer/Ohio coordinator for The Old Schoolhouse homeschool magazine.  You may contact Kim at wolfhomeschool@erinet.com or http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Buckeyeblog