a "been-there" mom of six offers encouragement
to wives, young mothers, and those not so young,
and simple common-sense approaches to
the "ings" of life:
child-rearing (hints and helps), homemaking (all areas),
cooking (simple, cheap, and do-it-yourself)
making (toys and gifts), preparing (for the unexpected),
maintaining (sanity and peace in this increasingly crazy world) and more---
all aspects of making the most of making do on little---
and having fun in the process.

Friday, February 24, 2012

The "world" would have us believe differently but. . .

the truth is no other work reaches so close to divinity as does the nurturing of the sons and daughters of God.  

The media and Society (whoever they are or whatever that is) would have us believe that being a homemaker and raising children is demeaning --- that we are not reaching our full potential unless we are making something of ourselves in the workplace.

They are
Trying to make bad good and good bad-----
Trying to denigrate morality as a thing of the past----
Trying to delude the vast majority into believing they are the disillusioned minority----

We must turn away from everything that is leading us in those directions. We must realize that human nature is such that:
First we abhor. . .
Next we endure . . .
Then we embrace . . .

We must be conscious of the many subtle ways we are constantly being lured toward lowering our standards.

The most secure way to escape this increasingly entangling web is to follow the words of Joshua in the Old Testament:

Joshua 24:15

This simple and priceless reminder can be created at almost no cost with very little time, effort or talent.

 This one was done with embroidery floss on a piece of counted cross stitch fabric.  It was "framed"  in a used wooden embroidery hoop. You can also use a piece of small-squared gingham as the background guide.  It can also be hand-printed or computer-printed on paper or card stock.

May God Bless you and your family.

Simply, Gail

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