WFMW!!!!

It is WFMW hosted by Mrs. Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer.My WFMW tip is chocolate milkshakes without ice cream! My Mom found this recipe at Hillbilly Housewife. The recipe is:

Magic Milkshakes

1-1/2 to 2 cups ice water

1-1/2 cups nonfat dry milk powder

2/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 to 1-1/2 trays of ice cubes, as much as you can spare

2 tablespoons corn oil plus a 5-second squirt of non-stick spray for emulsification purposes

Place all of the ingredients into the blender, including the oil and the non-stick spray. Use less water for thicker milk shakes and more water for shakes that are easy on your blender motor. The blender should be about 3/4’s full. Place the lid on. Process for a full 2 minutes. Pour into cups and serve. Makes 4 – 12oz servings. For preparation tips please see below.

I love this recipe because it makes very rich milk shakes without any ice cream. I don’t always have ice cream in the house because the kids eat it so fast. With this recipe we can have delicious frosty milk shakes for a fraction of the cost of those using ice cream. And all the ingredients are on the pantry shelf!

For more WFMW tips, visit Mrs. Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer.

–Courtney

So Much More Quote….

“If a young woman was determined to think and act biblically, how would she live?”

She would rediscover God’s design for virtuous womanhood for every stage of her life and try to conform her service to God to that plan. Central to that plan is a virtuous heart, a pure mind, the right education, a strong father-daughter relationship, a wisely contracted marriage, and wise, God-fearing descendants.

Too many fathers and daughters build their lives around the wrong questions:

“How can I be popular and successful in the world’s eyes?”

“How can I make the most money and conform my priorities to a money-making lifestyle?”

“How can I avoid the stigma of being too ‘Christian’ or too ‘legalistic?'”

“How can I conform myself to the world’s way of doing business, doing education, doing family, doing fun stuff, doing marriage, doing children, doing retirement, doing everything?”

The wrong questions lead us in the wrong directions. When we start asking the right questions and being to be transformed by the renewing of our minds, the things of the world no longer enslave us by begin to present themselves to us as tools we might appropriate for our mission in life.”
As quoted in “So Much More” by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin

–Courtney

Repeat WFMW!

Today it is Works For Me Wednesday hosted by Mrs. Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer

My WFMW Tip is a time saver! In our house, shoes take too long to put into each little bin in a shoe caddy. For a child, this is too difficult and time taking, and the shoes will most likely not make it into its place, triggering long hours of shoe finding when they are needed. Instead of caddies, my sister and I use a box to keep our shoes in. All we have to do is toss the shoe into the box, rather than having to place each individual shoe into the caddy. Not only is it easier for little ones, most adult sized shoes do not fit in a caddy, and it saves time!

For more great WFMW Tips, check out: Rocks In My Dryer

Don’t forget to visit my brother Joshua’s blog at: On The Path To Manhood

–Courtney

Women and Careers Part 1 of 5

Good Evening! Today I am presenting the first of a 5 part series on “Women and Careers”.

Women and Careers Part 1 of 5 By Courtney L.

Thursday will be ways to biblically make money from home, and glorifying God through family businesses.We will go from there.

I am going to start out by showing what the Biblical Proverbs 31 lady does:
Proverbs 31:9a-31
“Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character

10 [c] A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.

11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.

12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.

13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.

14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.

15 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.

16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.

18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.

19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.

21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.

26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:

29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

31 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”

I am not going to say having a “career” is wrong. I believe first, that a woman’s place is in her home. If you are a young woman, you are under your father’s roof. If you are married, you are under your husband’s roof. It is the duty of the men to provide for the women.

Please read Genesis 2:15,
“The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”

(Ideally, the entire family would be working together in a God-honoring family business as well.)

Women are created to be helpmeets and managers of their homes.
Genesis 2:18
“The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

Genesis 3:16b
“Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”

(This verse, by the way, is one of the many reasons women shouldn’t be in political positions)

I have presented a little information for you to think over until the next part, and then we will dive more into the positions of men and women….

–Courtney

Chocolate Oatsies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
In a saucepan bring sugar, cocoa, margarine, milk, and salt to a rapid boil for 2 minutes.
Add quick cooking oats, peanut butter, and vanilla; mix well.
Working quickly, drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper, and let cool. Sometimes I pour the entire mixture out and slice when cool. These are one of my family’s favorite recipes! Enjoy!

On Virtuous Women….

Good Afternoon!
I am filling in for Mom today. Emma had her pediatrician appointment this morning (4 shots!) and Mom is tired after all the excitment.

Today I was thinking about the shortage of Christian, God-fearing, wives, mothers, and young ladies learning how to be such.

We need to take a stand for our beliefs, for our families, and for the generations to come. We need strong (Biblically and spiritually strong) women who are willing to stand up for what is right.

Here is a quote* from Peter Marshall, formal U.S. Senate Chaplain.

“Godly womanhood….the very phrase sounds strange in our ears. We never hear it now. We hear about every other type of women:
beautiful women, smart women, sophisticated women, career women, talented women, divorced women. But so seldom do we hear of a godly woman-or of a godly man either, for that matter. We believe women come nearer to fulfilling their God-given function in the home than anywhere else. It is a much nobler thing to be a good wife, than to be Miss America. It is a greater achievement to establish a Christian home than it is to produce a second-rate novel filled with filth. It is a far, far better thing in the realms of morals to be old-fashioned, than to be ultra-modern. The world has enough women who know how to be smart. It needs women who are willing to be simple. The world has enough women who know how to be brilliant. It needs some who will be brave. The world has enough women who are popular. It needs more who are pure. We need women, and men too, who would rather be morally right than socially correct.”

*Quoted from Verses of Virtue, by Beall Phillips

Hmmm. It is very sad that this even had to be a quote. If all the women were doing what they were supposed to be doing, where would our world be today?

Just some food for thought.

Moving on to other matters…

Today I am Thankful For
I am thankful for the beautiful day that we are having today. Such lovely weather!

Prayer Requests
Please pray for Emma. She got 4 shots today. Youch!
My mom, who is coming up on the baby’s due date!

Scripture Meditation
“Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.” Titus 2:3-4