Friday, June 19, 2020

Guard Your Hearts and Minds

Most people know the verse Philippians 4:8 (whatever is lovely),
but have you recently considered the previous verses?

Do not be anxious about anything, 
but in everything
by prayer and supplication,
with thanksgiving,
make your requests known to God.

And the peace of God, 
which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds
in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

There are a few ways to guard your hearts and minds, revealed in my latest video here:

If you are interested in news that is more reassuring and truthful, news that even the conservative news does not cover, you might check out the following on YouTube. In the case that you are trying to stop listening to the media but still need to be informed, these will certainly help:

X22 Report - my favorite
Judicial Watch (Tom Fitton)
Project Veritas
Liberal Hivemind
Amazing Polly - Good research on a number of things that conservative or liberal press never exposes--(-listen with caution)
Mr. Reagan
Black Conservative Patriot
Kip Simpson

Note: Constituents of Home Living should naturally have a caution when listening to any of these suggested videos, as none of them have been through Lady Lydia's School of Refinement. They have good political information but some are lacking in refinement ;-)


Lydia said...

I really appreciate your sound advice and counsel that we are to be about the things we can control, like keeping our homes and not worrying over what we cannot. I love the suggestions you make on how to fill the void if we tune out of the media. I am grateful for your admonition to pray for our country and leaders - for their blessing and ours. Your voice is badly needed right now with so much fear and confusion going around. To be brought back down to earth right where we are planted and to be guided to tend what has been entrusted to us is so refreshing and comforting. Thank you so much!

Unknown said...

Thank you Lydia for another thoughtful and encouraging message. I do enjoy your 'home schooling' lessons as I go about my quiet work in the home.


Rachel said...

Hello Lydia,
I loved when you mentioned Amy March painting tiny flowers on china plates as an example of Victorian women doing arts to enrich themselves and their families and friends. Jo March had her writings, little Beth her piano, and Meg possessed an amazingly good taste for dressing and behaving elegantly - today we´d say she was an expert in etiquette and protocol.
Thank you for reminding me of how much I love that 90s version of "Little Women", so different from the latest one, full of radical feminism, rebellion and other unpleasant things. Thanks God Mrs Alcott cannot see what they´ve done to her lovely novels.
And planning ahead for the hot summer days coming, I think I´ll pretend to be one of the March sisters, or all of them in different days, and I´ll devote myself to the practice of creative, artistic, beautiful activities at home, by the air conditioning, as I wait for next fall´s cooler days.

Lydia said...

Everyone should do those things depicted in the activities of the characters in that story, especially if you are unable to focus on anything good and lovely; thoughts clouded with ugly and debilitating thoughts.

Laura Jeanne said...

I really enjoyed how cheerful and full of smiles you were during this video, Lydia. I've been having a stressful time lately with difficult people in my life, and it was like a soothing tea break to listen to your positive message today. :)

Mrs. M. said...

Hello Mrs. Sherman,

I've been listening to you almost everyday for the last few months. You've kept my spirits lifted and focused... and I've gotten alot done too! Rooms painted, organized, drawers and cabinets freshly lined. Today I listened to you as I walked the makes my walk that much more pleasant. Today the two things that really spoke to me was #1 that the best activism is prayer, and #2, that filling our time and thoughts with beautiful domestic arts is our "School of Refinement"❤ that will keep us busy with the best things in life and please God as well.

Thank you for this "Ministry of Loveliness"🥰

Mrs. M. said...

I noticed the feminism in this new version as well. Alot of the charm and sweetness of the 90s version was missing because of it.

Mrs. M. said...

Lydia said...

Dear Lydia,

My heart is filled with gratitude for the blessings you impart to me through homemaker radio. I definitely appreciate the longer broadcasts since it motivates me to work happily and steadily as I listen. Today’s message was filled with good, sound advice about tuning out the media and doing the work God has appointed to us as homemakers. Our family is grieving the recent loss of our beloved Oma, and the last thing we need to be dwelling on is the current media hype of doom and gloom.

It was lovely to see your smile today. It made me smile back at you!😊

God’s blessings,

Sent from my iPhone

Lydia said...

Ladies thank you for the feedback. I love visiting with you. I have a running list of things to talk about, which I hope to do very soon.

Craig & Denyse said...


Marie said...

Mrs. Sherman, you are shining your light before men and thank you for it! The Lord Jesus lead me to your videos and it has been life changing perspective and truth that has comforted my heart. God bless you in Jesus name!! I love your Biblical mindsetI l love what you said the other day about not agreeing with “get out of your comfort zone” it was such a refreshing perspective. I agree we all need comfort and to feel settled. People run around trying to live a life that is expected of them I think instead of asking how they ought to live for the sake of their faith in Jesus, the health of their family and their home neglect. Thank you for sharing the wonderful things God has taught you.

Dianne said...

This talk and even all these comments were so needed by me as I have become somewhat addicted to so-called conservative news lately and it has been affecting me. I often hang on every word you say, Lydia, truly like one being home schooled. (I like that thought even tho I am nearly 70). :) I'd like to say, too, how much I appreciate all the ladies who comment on here. I love reading these and find comfort in this little community that is so unintrusive yet instructive in all that we might need to walk in this life as God intended for us women. Thank you so much.

Dianne said...

Since I was in my twenties I have always longed to have a mentor who might guide me in ways of more refinement. Yes, please do these special classes! :)

Dianne said...

I somehow missed this point about not feeling pushed to get out of one's onmfort zone. Can you recall which talk it was mentioned in? I'd appreciate hearing this. Thank you!