Monday, September 11, 2023

Look After Your Own Family; Other Things


Greetings Dear Ones,

Scroll to the end of this post for the video. When you listen to it here, it is usually without any ads or interruptions.

A new crop has been planted. It is such a peaceful stress-less thing to view.

I did a little stealth-sipping today as I was on a sunrise walk.  Sunrise provides benefits to our bodies and minds and I highly recommend it to all homemakers. Someone told me when she began to sit in the sunrise regularly, she felt a turnaround in her health and a clearer mind.

My older descendants spent the holiday weekend here and I read things from these books to them. Besides that, we walked barefoot on the grass, exercised, wrote with feather pens and chocolate ink, sang together, went for long walks where we ate from berry bushes and apple trees along the fences.

The wild apples are very sweet today.

We made things from brown paper. Sail boats were a popular item. They have become more creative in their older years.

Today I talked about being careful not to reveal too much, and the importance of caring for your own family, as well as reading some things about health, and some Edgar A. Guest poetry.
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Hanah said...

I wish my husband and I had known those rules for purchasing land before we bought our first house. We purchased a home right off of a main street and people drove by nearly all day with bumping speakers, loud music, and revving engines. It was so bad, sometimes I would cry in frustration. Thankfully, God made a way of escape. We just sold it in July and the proceeds were the exact amount needed to purchase a mobile home debt free. Things certainly do work out. I absolutely loved the poems that you read and added 2 of them to my collection. I was glad to hear that crying can be as beneficial as laughing, because I definitely did my fair share of sobbing in that house LOL.
And on your first point about taking care of your own family first, I totally agree. If a man provide not for the needs of his own, he's worse than an infidel. I don't really see Paul emphasizing anywhere in his letters to the churches to spread the gospel or evangelize. I do see that I'm supposed to guide my home, love my husband and children, do my own business, be quiet, and work with my own hands. So, I just follow Peter's instruction and I'm ready to give an answer to anyone who asks a reason for the hope that's in me [with meekness and fear], but I will not go out of my way or neglect my family to find them. They will come if God wants them to.
The message I heard growing up in church was something like "people might go to hell if I don't share the gospel with them". It feels arrogant to believe I have that much power in my hands. Only Jesus can save. And we all have to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. Anyway, I have many thoughts on this subject, but I will leave it there. Thank you for an excellent, thought-provoking broadcast, as always!

Laura Jeanne said...

Thank you for this edifying talk, Lydia. I listened while I worked in the kitchen. Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada, so I've been busy making a pumpkin pie, an apple pie, and stuffing for the turkey. This is the first year that both the pumpkin and the apples were ones we grew ourselves! Another first is that since our oven just died a few days ago, and we haven't been able to purchase a new one yet, we're cooking the turkey on the barbecue. How this turns out remains to be seen. :)

Janine said...

So much wise advice in this one! It also reminded me of the time a young man visited our home church and several asked if he was related to someone with the last name. He said he was his father. They gushed about what a great professor he was, how they had in depth talks over dinner with him, etc, and the young man said, "Lucky you. You got the benefit of my father's time, whereas I never saw him. He was never home for dinner while I was growing up." So sad!