Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Lord Works in Our Children's Hearts

I have a daughter who keeps being late with her chores.  Most of my children have chores that they help me with after each meal.  From sweeping, to washing dishes, to loading the dishwasher, wiping the counters...everyone has a job to do to help out.  But I have one little dawdler right now.

She didn't get her chores done this evening again.

The children were in bed after I prayedwith each one.  I traipsed out to the kitchen to start meal preparation for tomorrow.  Then I saw...

the table!

Oh, she had neglected to get her chores done again.  Dirty dishes were all over the place.  I looked despondently at the mess and thought to myself there was no way I would get all that cleaned up this evening.  I was already exhausted.

I decided to announce to my two daughters who were awake, "Who would like to earn $.10 for doing the dishwasher?"  It still had to be unloaded and then loaded with all the dirty dishes.  I don't normally pay for chores like this, but this was something extra I needed done.  I wanted to wake up to a clean kitchen.

No one replied, as they were both immersed in books.  I kind of sighed and just continued on with my breakfast preparations...I resolved that I would have no additional help...

Then shortly Creative came in and started unloading the dishwasher.  With ease she put away the dishes and scraped and rinsed the dirty ones before loading them in.  I was happy to have a kitchen helper.

When she was all finished, I inquired as to if she had somewhere to keep her $.10 right now, as it might wake her siblings if she went into her room to put it away.  She replied, with a sweet smile, "I did it for free."

Oh, I was so thankful to hear that.  So very, very thankful.  That means she did it out of the kindness of her heart, to help her mama and make the house pretty, and not to earn a little extra money.

I went over to her, hugged and kissed her, and told her how thankful I was for her.

She used to be such a dawdler herself.  I'm so thankful that the Lord works in our children's hearts.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

For You: Royal Berkey Water Filter Giveaway!

My guess is that you are blessed with access to clean running water. We don't really worry about getting parasites or other waterborne diseases when we turn on our tap. But while we are blessed with clean water coming through indoor plumbing, are you aware of some of the environmental contaminants that are frequently found in that water? Traces of heavy metals like mercury and aluminum, pesticide residues, and volatile organic compounds can be found in our drinking water!

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This is why the bloggers of Positively Real Media are so excited to be teaming up to bring to you a Royal Berky 3.25 Gallon Stainless Steel Water Purifier giveaway sponsored by United Environmental Solutions!

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Berkey water purifiers are truly unique water purifying systems. According to UES, they are able to remove red food coloring from water while still allowing beneficial minerals to remain! As free-standing units that put the power of gravity to use, the Berkey systems don't use any electricity. This makes them excellent systems to have on hand while camping or during power outages.

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While whole house filtration systems can be fantastic solutions to the problem of residual water contamination, they are simply out of the budget for most families. However, a Berkey system is a fraction of the cost and can filter 4 gallons of water per hour, making it a great fit for families! If you want to ensure that your family's drinking and cooking water is as clean and pure as it can be, a Berkey may be just what you need!

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The bloggers of Positively Real Media, a network of naturally-minded Christian bloggers, are thrilled to be able to offer one of our readers a 3.25 Gallon Royal Berkey Stainless Steel Water Purifier, valued at $300! Many thanks to United Environmental Solutions for providing this fanatic prize to one blessed reader. Just use the Rafflecopter form below to get your entries in!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Safe, Effective Treatment of Skin Ailments, Chronic or Acute, with Homeopathy



 Does your family suffer from skin ailments?  Rashes, hives, eczema, acne, psoriasis, fungal infections, etc.  If so, you should pay attention!  The skin is the largest organ in the human body. It is also a terrific barometer of our health.  All of my children have had eczema.  I have had eczema.  A child and I have also dealt with hives.  Some of us have incredibly itchy skin at times!  This is not normal, and it can be helped.

When faced with skin problems, such as acne, hives or eczema, our first thought is to make the problem go away as quickly as possible.  But that strategy can cause more trouble than it fixes.  Skin problems are often a symptom of something more.

Indeed, they may be the first step in the body’s attempt to drive something from the inside (vital organs) to the outside (skin).

When we suppress this attempt with antibiotics, over-the-counter drugs and steroid creams, the illness can be driven deeper into the body, only to reappear later as a more serious problem.  Most diseases are processed through the skin from one organ within the body. In other words, the skin is the representation of illness or a condition on a deeper level.

Would you like to learn how to fix these problems yourself, without any dangerous drugs or side effects?  You can learn how to actually cure these problems with homeopathy.  I have been using homeopathy for a few months now with my family.  And we have seen more success with this than with herbs, essential oils, supplements, and diet.  Basically, homeopathy is an all-natural way to stimulate your body to cure itself.  That's right, CURE.  Not take life-long supplements, not avoid certain foods for the rest of your life (though I highly encourage a healthy, traditional diet).



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I hope you will take your skin issues seriously and know that there is hope and help! I've had an interest in helping people with health issues for a long time now, especially since I know how frustrating it is when the doctors have no answers and you and your children are still suffering.

Read more and watch a video about how to finally cure your family of skin ailments, which affect much more than your skin!

You can learn how to treat your family too.  There is a course with open enrollment right now, only until October 20, 2014.  It is conducted by Joette Calabrese, whom I have been learning from.  She is a great homeopath, and mom!  Here is a message from her:

Hello fellow Moms and Dads,

Many of you know me. I’m Joette Calabrese, and I’m a homeopathic consultant, lecturer, author and mother who has raised 3 boys to adulthood using only homeopathy and pig-headed determination.

I’m also a Weston A. Price Foundation Honorary Board member and author of the column in Wise Traditions called The Homeopathy Journal.

And believe me when I say this course is for you.

Even if you know a lot of homeopathy,
even if you know very little homeopathy,
and particularly if you’ve struggled in the past with homeopathy!

It is no longer necessary to undertake literally years of classroom study and many hours of clinical practice for you to master a health strategy that is both safe and effective at treating CHRONIC and ACUTE SKIN AILMENTS.




I also want to share with you Joette's story, because it is amazing:

My Story
"Many of you have heard me tell how I raised my children with homeopathy and pig-headed determination.
I have never told this story of my childhood horrors.

I was born with eczema, 62 years ago. Well, not exactly. I was actually 6 weeks old when it presented, not coincidently a few weeks after my first vaccine.

My mother pointed this out to the pediatrician. “My dear, where did you get YOUR medical degree?” the doctor retorted, putting Mom in her place.

Some things never change.

My mother was 24 years old at that time, but now in her late eighties, in spite of the decades between then and now, she still recalls his arrogance.

So, I was blanketed in eczema.

“No more whole milk, only skim…in fact, no dairy.” “No more orange juice…that means no citrus at all.” “No pets allowed in the house.” “No dust either.” “Take away the wool blankets.” “Oh, and the feather pillows too.” And, and, and.

This is the way the doctors handled my newly formed, vaccine-induced allergies that made my skin super itchy, swollen, cracking, inflamed and painful.

The doctor also came up with the following: “Smear this prednisone all over her skin, wrap her arms and legs in gauze (really tight), and put mittens on her hands so she can’t scratch.”
His genius was astounding.

Later when I was a little older, I was given shots. Sixteen shots every two weeks for what seemed like years. This made me angry, scared and did nothing for the eczema.

It also made me suspicious of doctors, their nostrums, their techniques and their empty promises. Even as a little girl, I grew skeptical and weary, but something else was brewing as well.

I knew deep down that there must be a better way. I believed that there must be a medicine that would cure this curse.

One day when I was getting my obligatory allergy shots (they always seemed excruciatingly painful to me as a child), the big window was open in my torture chamber, and I was, as usual, screaming my lungs out.

Across the street was the Buffalo Homeopathic Hospital. It was a mere 50 yards away.

I didn’t know it then, but had that hospital not been closed only a few years earlier, as a result of a smear campaign designed by the AMA to rid itself of the competition, my mother might have taken me there instead.

I might have been spared those brutal years of archaic methods and would not be telling this story now, some half a century later.

So the eczema remained fierce and all-consuming.

My parents tried everything. So did I.

I recall bartering with God. “God,” I said, “If you take away this bad skin, I pledge I’ll never disobey my parents again.”

Because the eczema only raged on, I disobeyed regularly. I concealed chocolate bars in my closet and drank whole milk on the sly, and when I was feeling particularly naughty, I accompanied it with oranges. I wore wool when my mother wasn’t looking.

It drove my skin and my mother crazy, but I just wanted a regular life like other kids.

And so I had ugly, itchy skin until I entered puberty.

Then it all changed. As a direct result of applying prednisone for years, instead of eczema I developed food intolerances and breathing problems that lasted decades, just as one doctor had predicted.

The doctors offered more of their ideas. Until one day, my mother said, “Basta!” which in Italian means “enough!”

The doctor didn’t understand it, even though she also said it to him in English, but we did and that was the end of allergy doctors, pediatricians and the big window in my allergy-shot torture chamber.

To say that my journey has been a long one is shortcutting decades of searching.

Today, I work with little children who are tormented as I was. With food avoidance “techniques,” allergy shots, ointments of questionable safety and superfluous multiple vaccines. But it’s different now.

After half a century, now I get my revenge.

Instead of kowtowing to the medical establishment, I teach families how to say “Basta!” to the methods that have not changed in more than 60 years.

Instead, I teach families how to uproot skin issues and get off the conveyor belt of stupid (childlike word choices sometimes seep out when I recall this story) methods not even worthy of being called medical.

Let me teach you about homeopathy. The medicine I knew had to exist all along. The medicine that would have cured me had that hospital still been open back in 1959.

I could go on but you get the image. I was a sick little girl, and I have been fighting all my adult life to correct all the ills that the medical profession loaded on me in those formative childhood years."

Go here to learn more or enroll in the course.  Joette will even be taking cases up until the end of enrollment, so you can submit your case, and she can explain just what you need to do for yourself or your family.



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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bread Baking


I am thankful to be back to bread baking.  We had taken quite a break, as my children were off of grains for awhile.  But they are back now to including soaked, sprouted, and fermented grains in their diet.   A few months ago we made a sourdough starter and added to it each day until we had enough dough to make five loaves of sourdough bread.  It turned out lovely and delicious.  After a couple of more batches, something went wrong, and we had to throw out the starter.  I have not had the time to make a new starter.

So a couple of days ago Cherished of God asked if she could make bread.  I said yes, and she placed everything in our bread machine for soaking.  Overnight we soaked spelt flour in kefir and butter.  We add these ingredients in and set the machine to "dough", and it mixes it up into a nice ball of dough.  After that cycle is done, I add in the mixture of honey, water, yeast, baking soda, and salt, and a little more flour.  I set the timer to start sometime in the morning, so that the nice, fresh loaf will be ready and cooled by lunchtime.  It really is a convenient way to have fresh, homemade bread for the next day when you don't have time to sit and knead bread dough by hand.  I am thankful for our bread machine.

For lunch, the children will have sandwiches with peanut butter (with nothing but organic peanuts) and raw honey, plus some vegetables.  They have really been enjoying their sandwiches.  There is nothing like warm, fresh baked bread!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mother's Book of Home Economics~Review & Giveaway!



As a homemaker in our modern age, I am always looking for encouragement in my role of being a keeper at home.  It is not always easy to come by.  We are discouraged and sometimes even frowned upon for staying home to take care of children and husband.  Or we are asked why we don't do more outside of the home.  That's why I'm so excited to share with you a wonderful resource today that I know you'll love--Mother's Book of Home Economics: Remembrances, Letters, and Essays from a New England Housewife (please keep reading to find out how you can win your very own copy!).  This is another excellent book from my beloved friend and blogger, Mrs. Sharon White.  In case you don't know, she is the authoress of The Legacy of Home blog, as well as quite a few other books now.  You can see another review I did of her book, For The Love of Christian Homemaking  here.

Mother's Book of Home Economics is yet another gem from Mrs. White.  This one has 312 pages and 121 short chapters on Child Care, Cleaning, Etiquette, Finances, Holiness, Homemaking, Hospitality, Kitchen, and Marriage.  It is very easy to sit down to a short chapter and glean some encouragement for your day, or to get involved in reading chapter after chapter (if you have the time).  It is such an interesting book, as it contains stories and lessons from Mrs. White's own life.  There is also a helpful index in the back of the book.  It is not really a "how-to" book, though you will find lots of helpful information in the chapters on the previously mentioned subjects.  It is a book I am proud to have on my bookshelf and encourage my daughters to read.  Mrs. White knows the value of a homemaker and also shares the wisdom of homemakers of old.  We are losing that wisdom, and we need to not lose it but pass it on to the next generation.

From the back of the book:

"There are many Home Economics books that will teach you important facts, such as how to get out a stain; how to clean your oven; or how to read food labels.  This is all valuable information.  We should certainly have those kinds of books in our homes.  Nonetheless, did you ever just want to enter someone's home and observe how it all works in daily life?  Did you ever want to learn about how a family used to keep house, or how it is working today?

...The writings are designed to encourage the Christian housewife.  You will feel supported in your decision to stay home and care for your family.  You will also notice a gentle nudging to live the old paths, and find peace there."
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I am so thankful for Mrs. White and her encouraging writings.  In a world where we are bombarded with pressure to leave the home, send our children out of it often and prematurely, and take up work other than homemaking, Mrs. White is a light shining in the darkness.  She encourages us to cook homemade meals, gather the whole family to the table, listen to good sermons as we do our work, have Bible and prayer time, keep a clean and orderly home, and basically be a light to our families.  I do wish she could start blogging again, but for now we have her blog archives and her books. I hope if you don't win Mother's Book of Home Economics that you will buy it.  You will be so encouraged!

Mrs. Sharon White has generously offered to give a copy of her book Mother's Book of Home Economics to one Blessed Homemaking reader.  To enter to win, please use the below form.  You do not have to use every entry type, but you may use more to gain more entries for the giveaway!  FYI, Art for the King is my Etsy Shop--I'd appreciate the favorites ♥






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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Morning in the Kitchen

I am thankful for a new day.  In the morning I boil the water with some sea salt for the oatmeal that has been soaking overnight.  I drain the water out of the beans that will be our dinner--nothing fancy tonight.  Two crock pots full to feed my hungry family for dinner and lunch tomorrow.  I will make some brown rice to go along with it.  I rinse the beans and clean them, put them back in the crocks for their hot water bath.  Season with salt, pepper, and garlic.  Switch to high, and they will warm there and cook all day until supper.  I thank God for slow cookers that cook your food all day and have it ready for your evening meal.

I'm still waiting for the oatmeal water to boil.  We don't really have a "laundry room" but just a doorway to where our washer and dryer sit.  I sort some laundry and put a load of colors in the washing machine.  Pour in the lightly scented detergent and the vinegar and start the cycle.  The clothes will come out clean--what a blessing.  Later some will be hung and some dried in the drying machine.  I think of the homemakers before me who worked so hard for clean clothes.

The oatmeal water is boiling.  Cherished of God comes in, all dressed and groomed, and takes over the breakfast-making.  She's adept at cooking and likes to help with it.  She pours the milky oats into the boiling water and stirs.  She lets me know she'll finish the job, and I exit.  Life changes with seasons and my children grow.  It happens too fast--savor the moments before the time has passed. ♥

Even if you missed the pre-registration for the Homemaking from Scratch Conference, you can still register now and have access to all of the recordings.  Learn more and register here.

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Homemaking from Scratch~LAST Day for Bonuses & $5 Off!

Have you signed up to polish your homemaking skills in a Titus 2 setting yet?  Today is the last day to get $5 off the price of the Homemaking from Scratch Conference and receive over $200 in bonus resources!  I didn't want to let you forget.  This is such an exciting opportunity!
Here is the original information on this conference in case you missed it:
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Do you want to improve your homemaking skills and grow with other women in a Titus 2 setting? 

Oh wow, I am SO excited about this--it looks great!!!  I wish this had been around when I first became a homemaker.  Keep reading to see how you can save $5 and get a bunch of free bonuses...

The first annual Homemaking From Scratch online conference is comprehensive guide to more efficient and effective homemaking! Join us October 7 - 9th, 2014 for the homemaking event of the year. 12 amazing homemaking bloggers and authors have come together to offer you a conference packed with Biblical homemaking advice, wisdom, tips, and resources on topics ranging from homemaking routines to Biblical motherhood to natural cleaning and more!

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One of the beautiful things about this conference is that all the sessions are pre-recorded so that you can listen at your own pace! You can start a session when YOU have the time, pause it, or come back to it later - anytime, anywhere! The conference is "live" from October 7 - 9th with live Facebook discussions with the speakers and other attendees going on. But the sessions are yours to keep - forever! Once the session is posted according to it's schedule, you can watch it however and whenever you like.

Start the process to transform your homemaking today! Here's what you get:

  • 13 video sessions on various aspects of Biblical Homemaking (See the schedule and all sessions)
  • A Conference Notebook with session outlines, further resources, and more
  • Access to a private Facebook group to connect with other women and grow together
And when you pre-register for the conference (Between September 29th and October 6th) you will get: 
HFS CONFERENCE The Speakers all came together and decided that in order to give you the most transformational conference ever, we needed to give you some resources to get you going.

Pre-Register Between 9/29 - 10/6 to get these Bonus resources for FREE:

    • A printable daily disciplines check off list for the busy homemakerBonus Resources!
    • The Accidentally Green Guide to Cleaning Without Chemicals eBook
    • A Wife’s Guide to Understanding Biblical Submission eBook
    • A Gentle Answer eBook: Showering Your Children With Words of Grace & Cleaning Schedule
    • 10 Steps to Organized Paper eBook: Helping You Organize Your Home
    • Real Food Appetizers for Easy Entertaining ~ Printable Recipe Cards
    • Teaching Kids to Clean eBook: Teach Your Kids Basic Cleaning Skills
    • Homeschooling Day by Day eBook: A Thriving Guide for Mothers
    • Grain Free Goodies: Grain-Free and Sugar-Free Treats from our Family to Yours
    • See all $217.14 worth of the bonus items you will get FREE with your ticket HERE!

Titus 2 Mentoring

While online relationships in no way replaces real-life interaction, it is still possible to form real, Titus 2 relationships online. I have been so blessed by the online ministry of these ladies and I am so excited to share the line up of speakers for the conference! Find out more about the conference speakers here!

Don’t Miss Out on the Homemaking Event of the Year!

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

How to Earn Money With Coupons

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Here is a tip to save even more money when you use coupons at the store.  Join me at Raising Homemakers today where I share this great tip!

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Do you want to improve your homemaking skills and grow with other women in a Titus 2 setting? 

Oh wow, I am SO excited about this--it looks great!!!  I wish this had been around when I first became a homemaker.  Keep reading to see how you can save $5 and get a bunch of free bonuses...

The first annual Homemaking From Scratch online conference is comprehensive guide to more efficient and effective homemaking! Join us October 7 - 9th, 2014 for the homemaking event of the year. 12 amazing homemaking bloggers and authors have come together to offer you a conference packed with Biblical homemaking advice, wisdom, tips, and resources on topics ranging from homemaking routines to Biblical motherhood to natural cleaning and more!

Buy Now Blue
One of the beautiful things about this conference is that all the sessions are pre-recorded so that you can listen at your own pace! You can start a session when YOU have the time, pause it, or come back to it later - anytime, anywhere! The conference is "live" from October 7 - 9th with live Facebook discussions with the speakers and other attendees going on. But the sessions are yours to keep - forever! Once the session is posted according to it's schedule, you can watch it however and whenever you like.

Start the process to transform your homemaking today! Here's what you get:

  • 13 video sessions on various aspects of Biblical Homemaking (See the schedule and all sessions)
  • A Conference Notebook with session outlines, further resources, and more
  • Access to a private Facebook group to connect with other women and grow together
And when you pre-register for the conference (Between September 29th and October 6th) you will get: 
HFS CONFERENCE The Speakers all came together and decided that in order to give you the most transformational conference ever, we needed to give you some resources to get you going.

Pre-Register Between 9/29 - 10/6 to get these Bonus resources for FREE:

    • A printable daily disciplines check off list for the busy homemakerBonus Resources!
    • The Accidentally Green Guide to Cleaning Without Chemicals eBook
    • A Wife’s Guide to Understanding Biblical Submission eBook
    • A Gentle Answer eBook: Showering Your Children With Words of Grace & Cleaning Schedule
    • 10 Steps to Organized Paper eBook: Helping You Organize Your Home
    • Real Food Appetizers for Easy Entertaining ~ Printable Recipe Cards
    • Teaching Kids to Clean eBook: Teach Your Kids Basic Cleaning Skills
    • Homeschooling Day by Day eBook: A Thriving Guide for Mothers
    • Grain Free Goodies: Grain-Free and Sugar-Free Treats from our Family to Yours
    • See all $217.14 worth of the bonus items you will get FREE with your ticket HERE!

Titus 2 Mentoring

While online relationships in no way replaces real-life interaction, it is still possible to form real, Titus 2 relationships online. I have been so blessed by the online ministry of these ladies and I am so excited to share the line up of speakers for the conference! Find out more about the conference speakers here!

Don’t Miss Out on the Homemaking Event of the Year!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

First Garden Harvest

This is the first year we've had a garden.  It's not easy having a garden where we live, in the sand.  But Cherished of God was keen on having a garden this year, and we had some success.  We had help from others too who wanted to help us with seeds and plants.  And our Creator blessed us with a nice little harvest.

We had zucchini plants (some given to us, some grown from seed), tomato plants gifted to us, sunflowers we planted from seed, pepper plants we grew from seed, lentil plants (that we started too late and haven't gone to seed yet), and even a few pinto beans.  We tried for pumpkins and had a nice, big plant, but the little pumpkins kept rotting on the ground for some reason.

Here is a picture of our very first harvested zucchini.  It was great, with almost no blemishes and all organically grown.



Gardening season is almost over.  I'm thankful for the food God has provided through our garden this year, and the experience of bringing forth from the ground.

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