Eph 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
Friday, February 27, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
Homemaking is a "high calling." Press forward toward that high calling!
Sunday, February 22, 2015
"For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe." 1 Timothy 4:10
Sometimes we think that our trust in God will make life just perfect for us, but we forget that this trust will make those who are hostile to the Word reproach and ridicule. I heard a saying yesterday to the effect that, "If you are being laughed at or have pressure on you to conform to the rest of the world, you are probably doing something right."
It is not comfortable to be considered "strange" but when you decide to take the word of God seriously it makes others think you are strange. When you give up harmful vices that damage the home, others will not think you are normal. When you try to live a good, clean life and have a nice home life, it brings on suspicion and doubt.
This verse confirms this attitude:
"Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:" 1 Peter 4:4
In spite of the pressure others may put on ladies at home, life is mostly good and has enormous benefits. You will be loved and remembered for your contribution at home. In the commercial and industrial work area, your picture will not remain on the wall for long after you are replaced. But the home is deeply influenced for generations to come by the dedicated wife and mother. So keep doing what you are doing, because in time, you will see good results.
"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Galations 6:9
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
-After I published this, my DH suggested that anyone who is wrestling with discouragement from troubling thoughts due to the barbs of others, should mentally list the things they have accomplished over the years that are good, or the things they are wanting to do that build up their homelife.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
The Violetby Jane TaylorDown in a green and shady bed,A modest violet grew;Its stalk was bent, it hung its headAs if to hide from view.And yet it was a lovely flower,Its colour bright and fair;It might have graced a rosy bower,Instead of hiding there.Yet thus it was content to bloom,In modest tints arrayed;And there diffused a sweet perfume,Within the silent shade.Then let me to the valley goThis pretty flower to see;That I may also learn to growIn sweet humility.VioletsBy L. Young Correthersfrom “These Blooming Rascals”Violets can be devastatingWhen they look up at you with faces sweetBreathing sheer poetry into the airMaking spring and life and love completeBut they also can be exasperatingAnd I’ll tell you why and when and where.Treat them too well—they run to leaf--Neglect them—then they come to griefBut whatever you do—under the groundThey send tough rootstocks round and roundUntil plants nearby are choked and bound.Yes—violets charm with their artlessnessBut underneath—they’re a perfect mess.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Above: from Victorian Trading Co.
The flowers at the Safeway grocery store were in abundance. I was so tempted to buy some but restrained myself. Please click on the roses, above, for a larger view.
I am mad about these white hydrangeas but will hold out for the potted version for my garden.
This hydrangea has pink on the petal edges. mmm!
Would you like a fresh bouquet in each room?
More flowers at the grocery store.
I took the above picture to show all the glittery pots!
I acquired one of the smaller containers and put a potted rose in it.
Some of the bouquets had the crystal stick pin inserted in each rose but they were completely sold out today.
Below are pictures of the artificial flowers at Dollar Tree today
I already have a bouquet of the velvet-look white roses, so I tried not to be tempted with these, but they were sure appealing.
Here is a bright spot in he new Women's Weekly, a cheap magazine that is always cheerful. I only get one after flipping through it at the grocery store if there is something in it worth keeping.
I will be saving this page for my scrapbook or framing it. So vivid! Please click the picture for a larger view!
This glitter heart inserted in my wall candleholder is brightened by the daylight coming through the opposite window.
I wanted to share that I have a new kettle from Hamilton Beach Company to boil water and it has an automatic setting which heats the water when it gets cold. When no one is home but me, it is like having a friend get hot water ready for me when I want to make my frozen-berry tea. Just hearing the water click on makes it seem like there is someone in the kitchen getting things ready. I love the little comforting noises when the house is quiet.
Someone will ask me about the orphan saucer sitting under the teacup. It is called Meadowside and I have never seen a matching cup. I got this one at a garage sale.