June 2, 2010
She will grow up one day and become an influence to others, maybe even have an impact on an entire culture. How can a little girl one day grow, by God’s wondrous grace, into a lady who impacts the lives of others?
She is trained. To fear the Lord. To be a sturdy woman. To have character. To be a light to those around her. To be patient. To serve joyfully. To submit. To be selfless. To be a keeper at home. To be a homemaker.
By God’s grace, a little girl can grow into a godly woman who is passionate about her God-given role in the home. Her light can shine brightly and have an impact on many generations to come.
There are many examples of strong, sturdy women throughout history. We desire that the the next generation of ladies will be homemakers who delight in their God-given role and trust in the Lord with their whole being.
Raising Homemakers is a new website to encourage mothers (and daughters) in teaching and preparing daughters in the art of homemaking! There are several contributing writers, including our dear mum, Sarah Mae, June Fuentes, and Stacy McDonald (+ more!).
P.S. There is a wonderful giveaway, too! Homestead Blessings, anyone?
January 21, 2010
Daughters have a special relationship with their mothers. Our mothers have so much wisdom and teaching to share with us. They are our very own Titus 2 Women, daily examples of unceasing sacrifice.
Older women likewise are to . . . teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the Word of God may not be reviled. – Titus 2:3-5 (ESV)
It is easy to overlook our mothers’ example in the distracting busyness of life. Have you and your mother considered having a special time when you can sit and have some heart-to-heart mother-daughter time over a cup of tea? Be it a daily, weekly, or monthly occasion, you may also like to read books together that would edify you both in godliness, character, and femininity.
Here is a list of books that we have read with our mother:
“Talks to Girls” by Eleanor A. Hunter
“Polished Cornerstones” by Pam Forster
“Raising Maidens of Virtue” by Stacy McDonald
“Stepping Heavenward” by Elizabeth Prentiss
“So Much More” by Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin
“Passionate Housewives Desperate for God” by Stacy McDonald and Jennie Chancey
Become bosom friends with your mother and learn from her what God has taught her about biblical womanhood. (Proverbs 13:20) Find out what areas you need to improve in and listen to her council. (Proverbs 6:20-22) We can serve our fathers by relieving some of our mothers’ burdens so she can further bless him. As we serve the Lord and prepare for the future God has for each one of us, our mothers are a faithful source of guidance and wisdom.
November 26, 2009
(Priscilla Mullins from Daughters of His Story Collection Three)
“Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart,
In the company of the upright and in the assembly.
Great are the works of the Lord;
They are studied by all who delight in them.
Splendid and majestic is His work,
And His righteousness endures forever.
He has made His wonders to be remembered;
The Lord is gracious and compassionate.
He has given food to those who fear Him;
He will remember His covenant forever.
He has made known to His people the power of His works,
In giving them the heritage of the nations.”
Have a lovely and joyous Thanksgiving praising our God for His wondrous works!
May God bless you all!
October 26, 2009
Just earlier this afternoon I was just watching dozens of sparrows gleaning our driveway for little bits of food. They reminded me of Matthew 10:29-31, which says,
“Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”