What is a Christian Homemaker?

This has been tossed around on several of my boards. What makes a woman Christian Homemaker? Is it following Proverbs 31? Is it only following the King James Bible? Is it espousing hate of all Catholics?

My take on being a Christian homemaker is a woman needs to follow the Lord with all her heart. After that everything else falls into place. You can have all the household binders, routines and schedules written down, but if you don’t keep your eye on the Lord, they won’t work.

A wonderful resource is a Mother’s Rule of Life. It will help you to get your routines in order to place the Lord first in your life.

Another important thing is being yourself to your family, friends and God. Oh, of course a healthy dose of nagging to get the chores done helps too!

So how would you describe a Christian Homemaker?

A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome

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PrepWise Wednesday — Getting to Know BOB

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This is the start of my Wednesday Series. I think having “preps” in the house is so important, and I encourage everyone to do some prepping. We have weather emergencies, health emergencies, and even government emergencies. So you need to have your emergency preparations in place.

The first you thing you need to do is get you BOBs together? Who is BOB? you are asking. More along the lines of a what is BOB. It is your Bug Out Bag. This is a bag you put together for each person and animal in your family. It will contain 3 days worth of food, personal hygiene items and clothing. Start thinking about it. You get the call to evacuate NOW. You don’t have time to put things in the suitcase all you have time to do is grab your keys and GO! Now you have nothing.

The Basics of BOB
Backpack
Water (and water purification items)
3 Days for Food and snacks (in cans or bags, no glass, no need for refrigeration)
Disposable plates and utensils
Can opener
Swiss Army type tool
Flashlight, extra batteries or glow sticks
Extra Keys
Simple First Aid kit
Whistle
Dust Masks
Large Plastic Garbage Bag (used for shelter or rain protection)
Long Pants
3 Pairs Socks
3 T-shirts
Long Sleeve Shirt
3 Pairs of Underwear
Hat
Work gloves
Any medications
Emergency blanket
Rain poncho
Body heater/Hand Warmers
Cash
Local Maps
Sun Glass
Tooth Brush
Tooth Paste
Deodorant
Shampoo
Soap
Comb/brush
Shaving cream
Razor
Wet Wipes
Towel
Feminine Hygiene Supplies (obvious uses, plus great for covering wounds if necessary)
Medical Gloves
Tissues
Hand Sanitizer
Biohazard Bag for Sanitation

Parents Bag
Copies of Birth Certificates
Copies of SS cards
Copies of Driver’s Licenses
Phone Number for Contacts
Phone Numbers of Doctors
Medical Conditions
Allergies
Photos

Children’s Bags
Parent’s Phone Numbers and Names
Home Address
Contact Numbers
Allergies
Medications being taken
Phone number of doctors

Baby’s Bag
Diapers
Wipes
Bottles
Formula
Spoon
Diaper Cream

Pet’s Bag
Food
Water
Food & Water Dishes
Medication
Leah
Medical Records (shot records in particular)
Cage
Toy or Blanket

Come join us at PrepWise to learn more!

A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome

Share a Recipe Sunday — June 26th

Chicken Tacos

1 pound boneless skinless Chicken breasts
1 package taco seasoning (mix or make your own)
1/2 cup water

Mix taco seasoning and water in the crockpot. Place chicken in the pot and coat with mixture. Cover and cook on low 8 hours. Uncover, take 2 forks and shred the meat. If necessary add a little more water and stir. Cook another 20 minutes uncovered.

Serve in taco shells or tortillas. Top with the usual taco fillings: cheese, beans, sour cream, onions, lettuce and tomatoes.

Enjoy!

A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome

A Gem!

One of the hazards of the Internet is mindless surfing. But once in a while you come up with a real gem.

I have been looking for information on homesteading and self-sufficient living. It has become my favorite past-time. Once Richard retires I would love to move to an area where I could plant a decent size garden and be able to store some of the produce for the winters. And maybe even have some chickens (much to my oldest’s dismay!)

Well today I came across this the New Century Homestead. This site has some good information. But they have a document there that is wonderful: More Month Than Money, Tightening Your Grocery Budget While Feeding Your Family Well. Go take a look and see if it can help you and your family. You can never have too many resources for helping to stretch the budget in this economy.

Enjoy!

A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome

Share a Recipe Sunday — July 19

Potato Pancakes

We make this when we have left over mashed potatoes. They have become a family favorite.

2 cups mashed potatoes
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon butter

In a medium bowl mix potatoes, egg, salt and cheese. Melt butter on a large griddle at medium heat. Drop mixture onto griddle, about 1/4 cup at a time. Flatten with spatula to 1/2 inch thick. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side. Serve hot.

Enjoy!

A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome