Wednesday, July 2, 2014

"Worketh Willingly With Her Hands" ~ Proverbs 31 Series

"Useful and ornamental needlework, knitting, and netting are capable of being made, not only sources of personal gratification, but of high moral benefit, and the means of developing in surpassing loveliness and grace, some of the highest and noblest feelings of the soul."

~Author unknown, from The Ladies' Work Table Book, 1845

We all read about the Proverbs 31 woman but how many of us actually possess the skills that are mentioned. I personally lacked many of them when first married and found my mother in law teaching me plenty.  Because of this, I was determined to pass these homemaking skills to my daughter.

We have put together some small teaching booklets, tutorials, resources, spiritual inspiration, pretty paintings, poetry and other fun activities in order to build an interest and home economic foundation for young ladies. We will also be hosting a link up per subject so that you can share your expertise with us! I hope some of this may be useful to our dear readers. We will begin this series shortly with "simple sewing skills". I hope that you can join us!

"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household,
and a portion to her maidens.
She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain:
but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates."
~ Proverbs 31:10-31

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Random Postings

Time has been limited for the author of this blog. Our goal was to include a variety of posts for the readers but such effort can not be given at this moment. Until more time can be dedicated to this little corner of the web, we will be posting random things of biblical, historical and inspirational thoughts in no particular order (Our purpose was variety but that requires a bit more exertion than we can give right now). I hate to close this down because the concept is very close to my heart, many articles were written with much thought and prayer (and thus it takes much time) and the unit studies are special to me. With that being said, if anyone has anything to share with the same theme and feeling of this blog, I would love for you to guest post. Please email me if you are interested and share a piece that you would like to submit. Please keep in mind the old fashioned appearance and content that we like to present here.

"And let us consider one another
in order to stir up love and good works..."
~ Hebrews 10:24a

Friday, December 20, 2013

Jane Austen Devotional ~ A Gift of Encouragement

"I have often observed how little young ladies are interested by books of a serious stamp, though written solely for their benefit. It amazes me, I confess; for, certainly, there can be nothing so advantageous to them as instruction."
~ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (per Mr. Collins...)

Ahhh… To find a volume full of instruction while being entertaining is a rare find! It would certainly have the approval of Mr. Collins! To feast on a witty passage from Jane Austen only to follow it by dessert, the Word of God, is what A Jane Austen Devotional offers its Regency-loving readers.  This beautifully packaged hardbound book offers us a glimpse into our favorite novels along with corresponding encouragement and Scripture. Brew yourself a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy this wholesome form of recreation. Mothers and maidens will find this a pleasurable (but purposeful) repose, indeed!

“...but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.”
~ Jane Austen

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!
How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! "
~ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."
~ Philippians 4:8

This post may be shared with some or all of the following link-ups: Modest Mom Monday'sTeach Me TuesdayRaising HomemakersWise Woman Link UpHomemaking Thursdays and Deep Roots at Home. Thank you lovely ladies for hosting these. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Casting All Your Cares Upon Him...

“My child, the troubles and temptations of your life are beginning, and may be many; but you can overcome and outlive them all if you learn to feel the strength and tenderness of your Heavenly Father as you do that of your earthly one. The more you love and trust Him, the nearer you will feel to Him, and the less you will depend on human power and wisdom. His love and care never tire or change, can never be taken from you, but may become the source of lifelong peace, happiness, and strength. Believe this heartily, and go to God with all your little cares, and hopes, and sins, and sorrows, as freely and confidingly as you come to your mother.” 
― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."
~ 1 Peter 5:7

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Casual Christianity ~ Pondering "Grace"

We have not written for awhile because we have lacked words. I must say it is because we lack the courage to print them. This little area in the world wide web is concerned with the "casual" Christianity that is flooding the internet. They make it seem like the Messiah will be coming back in surf trunks and a beanie. Like people will greet the "King of Kings" with a "hey, dude!" and then move on with a Facebook entry.

Long gone is the "fear of the Lord" for He is just a "pal" now. The "awe" for the magnificent Creator of the Universe is dwindling into cyberspace.

Sadly, it is being justified by a distorted version of "grace".

Grace does not teach a lifestyle of "take me as I am Lord, keep me as I am and deal with me. I am a sinner and there is no use trying to live likewise".

No, this is what grace teaches...

"denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly,
righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Looking for that blessed hope,
and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity,
and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority.
Let no man despise thee."

~ Titus 2:12-15

The life of a Christian isn't a party but a purposeful path. A path where we are told to pick up our cross, deny self and follow Him that is holy. To honor Him (who died so we could live!) with our life of love, devotion and service.

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
 ~ Romans 12:1-2

High-fiving one another while we sin and then picking up the banner of grace to justify our choices isn't living for Him. It is living for Self. It isn't *full* acceptance of grace or *freedom* in Christ. It is mocking it.

May we see the difference and have the courage to "examine ourselves". May we strive to be that "peculiar people, zealous of good works" (Titus 2:14)…

May we be the believer who realizes “all things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up" (1 Corinthians 10:23)…

Because you dear reader, are the Daughter of the Most-High King in this "chosen generation". You have been called to "be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." ~ 1 Timothy 4:12b 

"The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit.
Grace be with you."
~ 2 Timothy 4:22

This post may be shared with some or all of the following link-ups: Modest Mom Monday'sTeach Me TuesdayRaising HomemakersWise Woman Link UpHomemaking Thursdays and Deep Roots at Home. Thank you lovely ladies for hosting these. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Victorian Paper Dolls to Color and Cut ~ Free Printable

Paper dolls... an amusing pastime for young maidens.

Today we are sharing two pretty pages to print out and prepare.

One is of a mother with a younger daughter including Victorian Era period clothing.

Another is a young girl with six outfits to color and create.

Our desire is that this printable will promote beautiful girlhood and feminine attire.

These would also be sweet additions to tea parties and such.

Pair them with stories of Victorian heroines such as
Grace Darling, Elizabeth Prentiss and Christina Rossetti.

Simply click on the link from the menu below to print for your personal use.

This post may be shared with some or all of the following link-ups: Modest Mom Monday'sTeach Me TuesdayRaising HomemakersWise Woman Link UpHomemaking Thursdays and Deep Roots at Home. Thank you lovely ladies for hosting these. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Beautiful Femininity

"Femininity is an attitude of contentment
and delight in how God made us as women."
~ Michelle Brock - What is Modesty?" ~

"To me, a lady is not frilly, flouncy, flippant, frivolous and fluff-brained,
but she is gentle.
She is gracious, she is godly and she is giving...
You and I, if we are women, have the gift of femininity.
Very often it is obscured just as the image of God is obscured in all of us...
The more womanly we are, the more manly men will be, and the more God is glorified.
As I say to you women, 'Be women. Be only women. Be real women in obedience to God."
~ Elisabeth Elliot  ~
(click here for more from Elisabeth Elliot)

"The attributes of a great lady may still be found in the rule of the four S's -
sincerity, simplicity, sympathy, and serenity."
~ Emily Post ~

"Mystique means guarding what is sacred,
protecting the essence of who we are from the inside out -
our heart, emotions, intimate thoughts, and physical body.
A woman with mystique delicately preserves the treasure of who she is,
keeping herself carefully set apart for one who proves he is worthy of such a gift."
~ Lesley Ludy - Authentic Beauty ~

"Only when we learn to vigilantly protect our sacred inner sanctuary of intimacy
with our heavenly Prince can we begin to truly develop the art of feminine mystique.
As we spend time in His presence, we become more like Him.
As we become more like Him,
we learn to carefully guard what is sacred - just as He does."
~ Lesley Ludy - Authentic Beauty ~

"Are you glad to be a woman? 
Does your dress give evidence you are grateful for the way God made you?
This does not mean that lace and pale pink must dominate our wardrobes,
but simply that we reflect we are grateful God made us women.
~ Jennifer J. Lamp - His Chosen Bride ~

"We are called to be women.
The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian,
but the fact that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman.
For I have accepted God's idea for me, 
and my whole life is an offering back to Him of all that I am 
and all that He wants me to be."
~ Elisabeth Elliot ~

"It seems to be the fashion nowadays for a girl to behave as much like a man as possible.
Well, I won't!
I'll make the best of being a girl and be as nice as a specimen as I can:
sweet and modest, a dear, dainty thing with clothes smelling all sweet and violety, 
a soft voice, and pretty, womanly ways.
Since I'm a girl, I prefer to be a real one!"
~ Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey ~

"Unaffected modesty is the sweetest charm of female excellence,
the richest gem in the diadem of her honor."
~ Noah Webster ~

"My Princess ... You are My true beauty.
Your real beauty is a work of art - hand carved by Me.
I have given you beautiful lips to speak words of life, beautiful eyes to see Me in everything,
beautiful hands to help those in need, and a beautiful face to reflect My love to the world.
I will work wonders that will radiate true beauty from within.
And when My work is completed, your character will show off My craftsmanship,
and your beauty marks will be remembered by all that were loved by you.
Your radiant King"
~ Sheri Rose Shepherd - His Princess ~

I hope these words are a blessing to you - they certainly encouraged and challenged me!
Have a beautiful weekend, lovely ladies :)

First of all, I want to thank sweet JES for featuring my post 
about the beauty of femininity on her delightful blog.
JES has been a precious sister in the Lord to me
and I am thankful for her relationship with the heavenly Father.
It is truly an honor to be apart of her blog today.


My name is Stephanie and you will find me blogging over at The Enchanting Rose.

My little place is filled with posts about my love for the Lord Jesus Christ,
blessed words of encouragement, beloved hymns, unique crafting tutorials, charming tea cups,
and delicious recipes (especially desserts since I have a terrible sweet tooth).

Feel free to visit at any time - it's always a pleasure meeting new people.

"O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together."
~ Psalm 34:3 ~

Many blessings to you!

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