Monday, November 29, 2021

Guard of the Home

Greetings, Dear Ones,

I am honored that you tuned in during your busy day at home. These are great times, in some ways, and I know everyone is finding out the many opportunities of life in the home.

This morning I have been on my Austenworld walk, and so have taken some pictures that looked Regency-World-ish.
One thing I learned from the book "The Jane Austen Diet", which I read from in my broadcast today, is purposeful appreciation of these sights, rather than neglecting them.

I have also this morning tried hibiscus raspberry herbal tea, which scented the whole house when I simply made it in a cup.

I have been down the little driveway to check the mail box, and found a delightful answer to my brown paper creative challenge, sent by a reader, Christine, and it was a great relief to show something that someone else thought of:

Things I talked about in the broadcast today:

 -No one would say a guard does not do anything.

-Now that you are home, you may need to learn to be self motivated.  It helps to have a list of 5 minute tasks.

-5 minute tasks are so refreshing and help alleviate feeling unfocused or unsettled:

5 minutes to pray and give thanks
5 minute check in the mirror
5 minutes for a fragrant cup of tea
5 minutes reading the mail
5 minute clean up a common clutter spot
5 minute reading aloud
5 minute on the "observation deck"
5 minutes to learn something new
5 minutes walking inside or outside
5 minutes to set the table for the next meal
5 minutes to talk with someone
5 minutes being creative

-Keeping clean, bathing often, and having fresh breath is essential in order to be thoughtful of others, and to put people  at ease. It is also very health giving for your body and mind. Bathing is also great therapy.

Please enjoy your walk, your work, or your rest, while listening to the Homemaker's Radio:



Michell Hendrick said...

I loved the talk today! I especially appreciated the talk of being a guard for our home. It gave me a lot to think about. Thank you!

Lydia said...

Thank you Michelle. We could go at length on the subject!

Laura Jeanne said...

I really enjoyed this talk, Lydia. I listened while I made breakfast, and later while I cleaned the kitchen.

I enjoyed hearing you talk about herbal teas, as this is a subject near to my heart. I do purchase many different teas, but I also gather my own herbs to make my own. At all times I have a collection of glass jars on my kitchen counter with different herbs and berries, so I can make a custom blend whenever I like.

One tea that is excellent for sore throats is sage. Once the tea has cooled to drinking temperature, add raw honey. The sage and raw honey work together to kill germs in the throat and reduce inflammation. You can also add dried goldenrod, if you have any, and sunflower petals, both of which reduce the swelling of a sore throat.

Another good tea to make is rosehip - for natural vitamin C. I collect rosehips from wild areas nearby, and dry them in my dehydrator. Wild rosehip tea tastes much better and fresher than anything you can buy in a store. You can also collect the red fruits from staghorn sumac. These little clumps of "berries" make a tea that tastes a bit like strawberries, and is also high in vitamin C.

Lydia said...

Dear Lydia,

You had so much “food for thought” in this talk. Thank you for taking the time and energy to bless the homemaker as she goes about the business of guarding and guiding her household. I think your green tree room looks splendid, and your lovely appearance gives credence to the admonition of looking our best for others and the Lord. As I said, there is so much here to ponder… I will tune in to listen to this broadcast again tomorrow.


SharonR said...

Thank you again. I did two things listening to you speak. One, I cleared some boxes and got yhem off the floor!! What a relief to see that extra space. I also worked on a Christmas decoration that I'm modifying. The last comments about taking care of yourself and your space hit home to me. My 89 yo mother lives with us. She hates showers! And, it's not like she does anything to prespire heavily or get dirty, so I've been letting it slide. I'm going to get her in the shower more often. It really doesn't take long and she feels better if she admits it. Yes, you're right. Not taking care of themselves was one of the first clues we had that Mother and Daddy needed something different.

Lydia said...

It isn’t only about cleanliness. It’s a way to feel fresh physically and mentally refreshed.

Janine said...

I opened up all the windows to air out the house and then wrapped 🎁 presents while I listened. Very informative!

Juzanne Johnson said...

Hi beautiful Lydia, thanks so much for taking the time to share your absolutely wonderful videos. Your videos are so full of love, wisdom, truth, transparency, realness, knowledge, experience and so much more. I am a 34 year old stay at home wife, mother, homemaker, and homeschooler to four children and your videos are truly an asset for my life! I didn't grow up with even a third of what you discuss in your videos, but I praise God for all of the precious gems that I get to learn from you! I follow your instructions and I always play your videos while I am working in the home or working in my planner. Your videos encourage and motivate me to have joy and gratitude to complete my tasks too. I thank God for blessing me with the godly mentors that I didn't have and it is so beautiful how He has been redeeming those areas in my life where I lacked knowledge and understanding. You have become one of my mentors and you are truly necessary, important, and life-giving. Thank you for truly being a Titus 2 woman because you have been making such an impact on my life in so many ways that I am so eternally grateful for you. May God continue to shine His face upon you and lavish you with His love, grace, favor, and glory every single day. Thank you for being so loving and generous to share your expertise, gifts, and journey. I truly enjoy your channel and blog. In Christ with love, Juzanne Johnson