She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. Prov 31:15
While reading about this legendary woman, do you latch onto that verse? (Maidens?? Ah-ha! So she had servants. Well, no wonder she could accomplish so much! Wouldn’t that make life easier?)
Of course, I have maidservants, too. And you probably do, too. Just this week, I looked around with great satisfaction and realized that I had five maidservants working at once, making dinner and doing my laundry: the crock pot, the bread machine, the iced tea maker, the washer and dryer. And of course, that’s not even counting the pump that brings my water right to the house, the electric wires that keep our lamps always trimmed and ready, and I’m sure there are numerous other things that I’m forgetting. When you stop and think about how very little effort it actually takes to run a household, compared to previous centuries, doesn’t it just make you thankful?
And then I also have to wonder why I ever have trouble keeping up. Sigh. I guess a pioneer woman, I ain’t.