Where does homemaking fit into the Bible’s teaching on work and labor? I’ve always been happy in my role as a stay-at-home wife and mother. Then I heard a series of messages about the role of productive labor in God’s plan for mankind. Since then I’ve been having doubts. I spend my time preparing meals, wiping the noses of jelly-faced toddlers, and mopping the kitchen floor. As far as I can see, I’m not contributing anything economically, so I’m not sure my efforts have any benefit for the rest of society. How can I take pride in my “work” or view it as having any kind of larger significance? And if I’m not part of that system, how does the biblical concept of the “Sabbath rest” apply to me?