Redeeming Our Time as Daughters at Home

What are practical ways we can redeem the years following the completion of our formal education and prior to marriage? How can we be extremely intentional as we prepare to be “keepers at home” (Titus 2:5); young women entering marriage capable of efficiently managing the affairs of our homes so that it can be said of us: “the heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain” (Prov. 31:11))? As young women also desiring to one day be godly mothers raising our children as arrows for the Lord (Ps. 127:4-5), we have been entrusted with an eternal assignment, that of training and discipling the souls of the next generation. How can we prepare now to one day “train up a child in the way he should go” (Prov. 22:6)?

Recently, I quietly listened as a conversation took place between three teenage girls. They discussed their futures and lack of direction for what to do upon high school graduation. All three shared their desire to eventually get married and have families. Two of the girls spoke especially about their lack of a desire for spending the years following their graduation from high school pursuing a college degree that they would most likely not need. They concluded that they certainly didn’t want to just sit around waiting for their future husband to arrive, but they didn’t know the best way to spend the unknown amount of time between high school graduation and marriage. My heart went out to them, because I understand their desire and sympathize with their quandary. Continue reading “Redeeming Our Time as Daughters at Home”

Stay-at-Home Daughter Graduation

Since I am approaching my “graduation” from stay-at-home daughterhood, as I will move on to my new career description as a stay-at-home wife in just a few months, I thought it would be beneficial to reflect on these past four years.

The choice to live at home with one’s parents instead of going away to college or to pursue a career is precisely what would be expected of an uneducated, lazy girl who certainly doesn’t have a very bright future. This is often the case in many households across our country, among both young women and men, where adolescence is prolonged and responsibility is avoided.
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Time Management 101: Stop Trying to “Do It All”

From Crystal over at MoneySavingMom.com — one of the best posts we’ve ever read on being REALISTIC about how much we can do. Thank you, Crystal! In the past year, I’ve received numerous emails from women begging me for my “secrets” to time management. They ask me to please share how I manage to seemingly “do it all”. Every time I get an email like … Continue reading Time Management 101: Stop Trying to “Do It All”

Stitches~N~Hems Grand Opening

Announcing the Grand Opening of Stitches~N~Hems. It’s the simple things that make life easier for you and baby! Specializing in nursing cover-ups, burp cloths, bibs, and crib sets. You can click here to visit this shop specializing in handmade items. You can also read about the shop owner’s story by clicking here. LAF is making efforts to support the home-based business efforts of widows and single … Continue reading Stitches~N~Hems Grand Opening

@Home: A Frugal Momma’s Guide to Saving Money

I wrote an e-book entitled @Home: A Frugal Momma’s Guide to Saving Money. It is my story of how I saved money in the home and was able to remain a keeper of the home against all odds.  The ideas in the book will help families trim their budgets and cut expenses, and it is full of money-saving ideas for tough times. For the next … Continue reading @Home: A Frugal Momma’s Guide to Saving Money

Keepers of the Springs

Women used to know the importance of being in the home. They realized the gravity of their roles of being a wife and mom and knew that abdicating their roles would most certainly not be good for the family. I personally know that I could not be the wife and mom that the Lord has called me to be if I spent many hours outside of the home. We have such an important job in loving our husbands and raising the next generation for the glory of God.  There is so much to be done in the home. Feminism has not made us equal; it has lowered our standards. God created men and women equal in importance but with very different roles to perform. Look at what has happened to society since the majority of women are spending more time in the world or outside the home. I love this most powerful sermon by Peter Marshall. It was delivered years ago but the truth still rings true today. Continue reading “Keepers of the Springs”

Making Memories From Mayhem

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It was a nondescript, rainy February morning. I had two hours before I needed to get ready to leave for a pediatrician appointment. I had nothing I needed to do as far as housework was concerned, so I decided to can four pint jars of Meyer lemon curd. Meyer lemons had been a fantastic deal at our local wholesale club for weeks, and I’d found an unbeatable steal on eggs, so I had both waiting for me in the fridge. Continue reading “Making Memories From Mayhem”