Putting food on the table in times of want

Times of want In times of want, people get desperate. Many women cannot cook and seem to take pride in that. It’s nothing to be proud of. Mama didn’t teach me how to cook. I learned through watching her when I was little and later through reading, and by trial and error. I wanted to …

Feeding our family in times of deprivation

Feeding our family in times of deprivation can be so hard. It’s made far harder when we don’t know how to use the limited ingredients we might have on hand. There’s nothing worse as a mama and wife than not knowing how to take care of your family. I’ve faced many times of deprivation through …

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A frugal homemaker: stewardship in the kitchen

When hard times hit your family, even if you have never been a frugal homemaker and cook before, chances are you quickly become one. The question of the day is this: does having to be frugal as a homemaker make you grumpy and, because of your grumpiness, make your family miserable or do you see the chance …

Grandma: my Proverbs 31 woman

Grandma was a small town Proverbs 31 woman who raised chickens, pigs, and cows, grew and canned vegetables, had a once a week laundry day when she’d boil and scrub her family’s clothing, and who cooked three full meals a day. She raised a family, took care of her home, helped those who had less than she, fed hungry hobos who would exchange a day’s work for a day’s food, attended church, read the Bible by the light of a kerosene lamp and, much later, under the light of real ones.

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Hard times they are a comin’

Hard times aren’t just coming, y’all, they are right upon us. It behooves us, therefore, to learn the ways that our ancestors knew, the ways that will keep our families fed, clothed, and sheltered, when all around us gives way. When everyday is a struggle, money is non-existent, and you don’t know where your next meal is gonna come from, it’s good to know how those who came before us survived in darkening and dangerous days.

Women’s suffrage, feminism, and the destruction of the family

The sin of women’s suffrage Women’s suffrage was hoisted on the unsuspecting public a little over a hundred years ago. Lacking a firm foundation as to the truth of God’s Word and unable to foresee the dangers that lay ahead, the gullible public were easy swayed by what was promoted as right and fair. When …

The reality of the devastation of financial abuse

Starting over after financial abuse is hard. When you start with nothing, as we did, it’s a long hard road to stability. When you have a well bucket that’s been left out in the sun so that it’s bone dry, it takes a lot of water to saturate the bucket so you can actually fill it. This has been true for us.

Blessings, if we’ll see them

Having a family to go home to is a blessing. Someone to pray for us, a friend who loves us warts and all, a loving pet, a gift of rocks or leaves from your toddler, a beautiful sunrise, a glorious flower, a homecooked meal, the ability to make the money we need to support ourselves, a hot cup of coffee in the morning or a warm cup of tea at night–these are all blessings beyond compare. Even difficulties can be blessings in disguise if they cause us to lean on the Lord more.