Godly Homemaking wisdom for a peaceful and joyous home life. . ..
"Faint not; the miles to heaven are but few and short." -Samuel Rutherford
Cleaning Your Home
Thrift - Home Economy
Stories for the Homemaker
Early Morning Revival Challenge
90 Day Bible Study [72 pages, paperback] $5.99
Teaching Home Economics
"The Good Wife"
Order My Book
"For the Love of Christian Homemaking"
Stories and Ideas
The Prentiss Study
A Free Resource
Subscribe to "The Legacy of Home" to Receive Posts by Email
"Dear Kitchen Saints"
Letters from an Iowa Housewife (Includes an Incredible Marriage Testimony as seen in "Above Rubies" Magazine!)
From "On The Banks of Plum Creek"
"After Laura and Mary had washed and wiped the dishes, swept the floor, made their bed, and dusted, they settled down with their books. But the house was so cozy and pretty that Laura kept looking up at it."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
Human Frailty of the Godly Soul
"The life of Luther might suffice to give a thousand instances, and he was by no means of the weaker sort. His great spirit was often in the seventh heaven of exultation, and as frequently on the borders of despair. His very deathbed was not free from tempests, and he sobbed himself into his last sleep like a greatly wearied child."
"As for her, like most women, she had but one ambition. To be a good wife and a good mother, and to be beloved by her husband and children, was all she asked. [She was] a busy, affectionate, cheerful little housewife, whose voice would never be heard in the streets, but whose memory would always live in a few faithful hearts."
- Elizabeth Prentiss, 1800's.
A married woman who stays home. This is a lifelong vocation. It is an old-fashioned term, and something to be proud of. Not a "domestic engineer." Not a "home manager." An old fashioned housewife, who keeps the home, and abides there. - Mrs. White
Our Financialtroubles are easing. Yesterday was a beautiful day. The sun gave its warmth and the day was bright and pleasant. I sat on the front porch and read a Dickens' novel.
Mr. White and the men of this house have been busy installing a new hot water heater. There are all kinds of plumbing difficulties since our old model was from the 1950's, and a new set of pipes are required.
This morning, my car was given back to me. It is now fixed. The cost was minimal and that was a relief!
Our financial burden became a joy when angels flew in and blessed us with kindness. Their collective help made it possible for us to pay for the new heater and plumbing parts so we had no need to borrow money. Those dear people know who they are and I am most grateful!
While we still have trouble with our high heating bill, the sky is brighter and we are happy and content.
The warm spring weather has helped me feel so much better. The chill is gone. The beauty of spring is here. And even though we still don't have any hot water, we feel tremendously thankful.
I am the mother of five home-schooled children, ages 16 and up, and a Grandmother of 3. . .
. . .
I have been married for a quarter of a century. . . . .
I am a writer, reviewer, who loves classic fashion, hand-sewing, reading, housekeeping, and cleaning. . . . . . . .
We live in an 1800's house in rural Vermont.