In the summer of 1941, Ruth McCue Bell, a 21-year-old college graduate with a razor-sharp mind, made a decision that today might seem, as they say in her adopted state of North Carolina, somewhat peculiar.
She planned to become a missionary in China, where she had spent her childhood. Then her good-looking preacher boyfriend asked her to marry him. “Woman was created to be a wife and mother,” he told her.
Historically, a huge part of being a keeper-at-home has been preparing… for winter months, for lean times, and for various trials. Today, conveniences abound all around us, and we think we will be in a good place forever. Please don’t be lulled by what seems like permanent abundance. Louis Pasteur once said, “In the field of observation, chance favors the prepared mind.” Food storage is a good place to start.
MOTHERS ROCK! Do you automatically rock when you hold a baby? In fact, do you rock even when you are not holding a baby? Once you have experienced motherhood it becomes part of who you are, doesn’t it? Continue reading →
Here in our home, we have benefited in untold ways by using music to instill the Word of God and biblical principles to our children. It enlivens the atmosphere of a home, bringing joy and hope.
Rachel Busenitz, a reader of Deep Roots at Home, contacted me to see what I thought of her CD My Heart, Your Home. She wrote the music and lyrics to these lively and memorable songs for children. This recording is so much like Steve Green’s Hide ‘Em In Your Heart CDs that I can’t help comparing them in some ways.
I want to share a remarkable true story with you. I pray this will edify and encourage each and everyone of you that is living in a very difficult marriage. I am not speaking to those in an abusive situation! Please go to a safe place and get help.
“Grandma…poured hot syrup on each plate of snow. It cooled into soft candy, and as fast as it cooled they ate it. They could eat all they wanted, for maple sugar never hurt anybody.”~Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods
There is something about pumpkin blended with lots of rich spices that makes me feel all warm and cozy. I know the leaves have long ago turned golden and red and fallen off the trees, but the rich, deep flavors that make pumpkin special will be equally appreciated with a blanket of fluffy snow outside your door and the log stove warming your tootsies.
Dear married friend, “Are you still romancing your husband?”
Do you remember before you married how you desired to be the best you could be for you man? I took time to have shiny and bouncy hair, worried about my complexion, my eyebrows, teeth, and breath, and wanted to show him how special he was in every way. I saw to the tiniest details of my wardrobe and the meals I made whenever he came to visit.
Bulk Herb Store Giveaway~ Dried Elderberries & Glycerin
I hope you saw yesterday’s post on how we stop the flu in our family, because I just love to share things that will give you and your family every advantage to thrive and stay well. It is especially hard on Moms when one child picks up a bug and passes it on from one child to the next and then Mom gets it herself! Well, that scenario need not happen very often if you know how to use elderberry as a preventative.
Not only am I excited to partner with the Bulk Herb Store, but I am even more thrilled to give away a kit to make this elderberry tincture. Quite possibly, given a pandemic situation, elderberry could save lives, due to its potent anti-viral properties. In my humble opinion, this belongs in every healthy mama’s natural medicine chest.
For 40 years, I have been a wife to my husband and a teacher of our children in the home. Now a new season has come, and with the blessing of my husband, I write this blog as an encouragement to myself and others. (Titus 2: 3-5) How important is this role of speaking into the lives of younger women! The habits of the home in one generation become the morals of society in the next. As William Ross Wallace said: “The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.”
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