Many housewives struggle with the idea of being profitable within the confines of their home. Washing dishes and changing diapers is certainly not always attractive. The excerpts which will follow periodically are to encourage mothers and housewives in their very important ministry of “guid
Some background to this diary: In doing some research for another project I have been privileged to have in my possession the personal diary of Mrs. Emily Kelk. Emily was married in the Metropolitan Tabernacle in March 1882 to Thomas Kelk where they attended during the ministry of Rev. C. H. Spurgeon and where Thomas served as the assistant superintendent to Spurgeon’s Orphanage. There are some very interesting and never-before-seen insights into Mr. Spurgeon’s ministry which will appear in following excerpts from the diary (© 2011; published here with permission).