Christian Homemaking and Bible Study
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. -Proverbs 31:27

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Simplicity and Survival

Christian Ladies
A Tour of my House
Day in the Life of Me
This Year's Home School
Biblical Femininity
Can Women Teach the Bible?
What is Dresses Only?
Should Christian Women Cover Their Heads?
Head Covering Q and A
Attitude, Gratitude, Servitude
A Godly Woman's Heart

Homemaking and More
Cleaning Routines
Emergency Quick Clean
Messy House Rescue
Homemade Cleaning Solution
Planner University
Your Schedule
Sample Schedules
Children's Chores
Children Sitting Well in Church
What is the Trivium?
Christian Homesteading

Simple Biscuits
Amazing Bread
Flour and Water Bread
Acorn/Cattail Bread, etc.
Baked Oatmeal
Baked Custard
Baked French Toast
Cheesy Rice
Pasta Salad
Momdorf Salad
Swai Salad Lunch
Pizza Casserole
Zucchini Casserole
Crock Pot Chili
Cowboy Beans
Creamy Potato Soup
Baked Tilapia
Chicken Pot Pie
Black Bean Burgers
Cranberry Gelatin Salad
Fresh Fruit and Veggies Salads
Healthy Ice Cream
Chocolate Cream Pie
Russian Apple Pie
Green Smoothies

About the Bible
How to be Born Again
A Bible Quiz
How to Study the Bible
How to Find a Good Study Bible
How to Mark Your Bible
Make Your own Study Bible
Are All Bible Versions the Same?
King James Only
New King James?
Geneva vs. KJV
The KJV is not my idol

Revealed Deceptions
Church Membership
Why There are Cults
Mystery Babylon Revealed
Torah vs. Grace
Are You a Sabbath Keeper?
The Revelation 4:1 Deception
Pre-Trib Rapture Deception
Vatican vs. God
Counterfeit Christianity
The Black Thread
Jehovah's Witnesses
More J.W.s at my Door
Scriptures for J.W.s

Holiday Truths
Joining the Holy Guild Fellowship
"Saint" Patrick's Day
Independance Day?
Remembering Christ's Death
There is no "Good Friday"
Easter is Pagan
Don't be an April Fool
Halloween Truth
Election Day
The Real Christmas Story
Christmas is not Christian
Happy New Year
Holidays and Romans 14

Angel and Trumpet
2 Thess. 2 Truth
The Rapture: Did You Know?
The Revelation 4:1 Deception
What About the Wrath of God?
Pre-Trib Rapture Deception
A Study on the Book of Revelation
And Took Them All Away
A Matthew 24 Parallel
The 7 Thunders
When is the Rapture, and When is the Second Coming?

More Bible Studies
Corinthians Controversy
Can Women Teach the Bible?
Pastoral Authority?
In the Beginning
Can You Lose Your Salvation?
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Faith and Works
Putting the Sabbath to Rest
Simply Shunning
Children's Church
Legalism and Legalism
Watch What You Say/Write
Scriptural Prayer
War: Flesh vs. Mind

Aliens, Demons, and More
Angels, Aliens, Pyramids, etc.
The 15 Planets in our Solar System
What Demons Are
Hollow Earth Brought to Light
Beings: Hollow Earth and Outer Space
Three Hells and Three Heavens
The Truth About Aliens
Dragons, Spaceships, Aliens

A Christian Homemaker's Priorities

  1. God - Pray. Read from the Bible daily. Live your life for Christ, and joy in the Lord always.

  2. Husband - Be kind to him, appreciate him, and never nag, or try to change him. Read and live the book Fascinating Womanhood.

  3. Children - Praise them for good deeds daily. Be consistent when discipline is needed. Provide steady structure, and a steady diet of love. Have a good attitude - little eyes are watching and learning

  4. Homemaking

A) Your appearance - make sure you look nice. Wear a pretty and modest dress, and head covering. Look your best every day, regardless if you plan to go somewhere or not. Make sure you are healthy - take care of your teeth, hair, skin, and figure.

B) Regular meals for you and your family - three healthy, square meals a day

C) A tidy house - even if you are behind on housework, you can still take five minutes to tidy up each room, which will make your home look clean and inviting.

D) Education and self improvement - homeschool/home educate your children, and don't forget to continue enriching yourself via reading good books. There are many books recommended on this website, and some of them are free. Take advantage of these.

Basic Daily Cleaning Routine

  • Tidy the house every morning, afternoon, and evening

  • Dust main living areas

  • Vacuum main living areas

  • Keep things picked up and put away

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

-4 medium sweet potatoes
-1 cup white sugar
-½ cup milk
-1/3 stick butter
-½ tsp salt
-1 tsp vanilla
-2 beaten eggs
-Brown sugar
-Bag of small marshmallows

1)Peel, cut, and cook sweet potatoes

2)Drain and mash

3)Mix everything, except for brown sugar and marshmallows

4)Pour mixture into large baking pan, and top with brown sugar and marshmallows

5)Bake at 350 for 35 minutes

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Cranberry Cobbler Recipe

-3 cups fresh cranberries (or frozen peaches or other type of fruit)
-1 ½ cups sugar, divided
-½ cup chopped nuts
-2 eggs
-¾ cup flour
-½ cup butter, soft

1)Butter a pie pan, or square baking pan. Spread cranberries on bottom, and sprinkle with ¾ cup sugar, and the nuts.

2)Beat eggs until fluffy. Gradually add the rest of the sugar (3/4 cup), then gradually add in the flour, then the butter. Spread mixture over cranberries.

3)Bake for 50 minutes. Serve hot or cold.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

My Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day

My family celebrates Election Day. It is a celebratory day that did not originate as a pagan religious festival, so that is one reason why we know it's okay to celebrate. This celebrated day traces back to the 1770s. Bible believers didn't celebrate hellidays like Christmas and Easter, because they knew these unholy days were actually pagan hellidays which were repackaged to appear "Christian."

"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." -Ephesians 5:11

Instead of the world's big holidays being Christmas and Easter, the Bible believer's big days eventually were Thanksgiving, Election Day, and Independence Day. On election day, people would visit other homes, and try a slice of everyone's cake, to determine who had the best one. This cake is a hearty, bread-like cake, and also served to give energy and strength to the voters, after a busy day.

Election Day is a very important day, and one that should be saturated in deep, earnest prayer.

We celebrate by having a special cake and an election day party. Below is the recipe I follow for making an official election cake:



2/3 cup warm water
5 teaspoons active, dry yeast
4 cups sifted white flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup buttermilk or soured milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup raisins
1/4 cup finely chopped almonds

Lemon Glaze:

1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice


1. In your mixing bowl or in my case, in my Kitchen Aid mixing bowl, put in the warm water and yeast. Let it sit for five minutes. After five minutes, the yeast and water mixture should be puffy. If it didn't change, then your yeast is dead.

2. Mix in all of the cake ingredients, in the order given under the cake ingredients.

3. Put the mixture into two buttered bread loaf pans, and leave it to rise for one hour.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

5. Remove cakes from the loaf pans, and let them cool completely, and then make some Lemon Glaze...

6. Mix together the powdered sugar and lemon juice, and heat gently on the stove, until the sugar dissolves, and the mixture thickens.

7. Pour the lemon glaze over the tops of the two loaves, and let it drizzle down the sides. Slice it like thick bread, and serve. Enjoy.

For fun, below is a vintage election cake recipe from "The American Frugal Wife," written by Lydia Child in 1833:

4 lb. flour
3/4 lb. butter
4 eggs
1 lb. sugar
1 lb. currants or raisins
1 package yeast

Old fashioned election cake is made of four pounds of flour; three quarters of a pound of butter; four eggs, one pound of sugar; one pound of currants, or raisins as you choose; half a pint of good yeast; wet it with milk as soft as it can be and be moulded on a board. Set to rise over night in winter; in warm weather, three hours is usually enough for it to rise. A loaf, the size of common flour bread, should bake three quarters of an hour.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Food, Fitness, and Health

The Christian woman should have a properly placed focus on her health. She should also be fit, so that she can better complete her daily tasks..

If you don't already do so, consider sitting down once a week, and writing out a breakfast, lunch, and supper menu plan for the family. Try to include healthy things. For example, yogurt and fruit smoothies with some breakfasts, homemade flax milk to drink with lunch (great cancer fighter, and source of omega 3s), Kombucha to drink with supper. Include fresh fruits and fresh veggies for side dishes, instead of just for snacks. Utilize whole grains for pastas, rice, and breads. Add various legumes to your diet. They can be side dishes with lunches, and part of some of your main dishes with supper.

If you are trying to drop some pounds, then consider exercising one and a half to two hours a day, but not all at once. Put in your hardest exercise in the mornings, for up to one hour. Then, in the afternoons, take a walk. In the evenings, take a long walk. If you have a dog, these are great times to take your pooch for a walk. Dogs need exercise, too.

In addition to the exercise, consider a special eating plan that will energize you, and give your body needed nutrients. For example, you may want to have a nice fruit and yogurt smoothie for breakfast, sweetened with a tablespoon of raw honey. Add a good liquid calcium supplement, if you are "dieting." For lunch, have a salad, or some legumes, and some homemade flax milk to drink. For supper, have mostly veggies, and just a little bit of the main dish. Have Kombucha for your drink, and don't eat after supper. The weight will come off, and your skin, hair, nails, and waistline will thank you.

An important part of Christian simplicity and suvival, is learning to make things and cook from scratch. Learn healthy food from scratch. Whenever possible, use whole wheat, or spelt flour, instead of white. Instead of sugar, use raw honey. Many recipes in regular books can be made healthy, simply by substituting healthy ingredients in place of the processed ones. This will work with many recipes, but not so well with others. It takes practice and experience.

Note: Limit frying food, if not stopping it all together. Instead of frying, bake. When you do need to cook something in the skillet, cook it over low heat, with little to no oil. It Put a focus on being healthy and fit. It's never too late to start.

Monday, October 31, 2016


And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. -Joshua 24:15

I often have a different name for the unholy day of Halloween. I prefer the more accurate term of "Helloween." We have never celebrated this helliday. (Not holiday, as it is certainly not a holy day. At least, not for Christians.)

Helloween was the pagan Roman feast of Pomona, which was in celebration of their false goddess of fruit and seeds. This false goddess’s name in the Bible was Ashtoreth, or the "Queen of Heaven." Helloween was also a pagan holiday called Parentalia, which was known as "the day of the dead."

Parentalia then points us to Samhain (pronounced sah-win) which was a Celtic pagan holiday. Samhain was seen as a time when the spirits of the dead would walk the earth. The ghosts of beloved dead ones were welcomed into homes for great feasts.

Some Roman Catholic churches celebrate their "All Saints Day," in which children dress up as their "patron" or favorite "saints." Most families celebrate Helloween by having their children don costumes and go door to door, asking for candy. Many Helloween costumes are of evil creatures, or the dead. This part of "All Saint's Day," and Helloween are throwbacks from their pagan helliday predecessors.

A stroll through some towns show decor of fake skeletons hanging from streetlights, massive stuffed spiders sticking to cottony webs, and more. A stroll through a dollar store or a grocery store reveals masks which portray serial murderers from horror movies, masks of faces contorted in expressions of pain, agony, or the appearance of evil surmisings. The other day, I met with some friends at a restaurant, and there were little skeletons hanging from each light, above each table. My, how appetizing. Eating food, while looking at a fake dead body hanging in front of your face. Not appetizing, and a poor choice of restaurant decor.

It is very clear that Helloween is a celebration of death, evil, devils, torture, murder, and all sorts of gore.

Some Christian families combat this by only allowing their children to wear cutesy costumes, such as those of princesses or police officers. They go with their children door to door to trick o treat.

Some Christian families feel this is still too much of the world, and an appearance of evil, so instead, they take their children, in their cutesy, non-violent costumes, to local churches that host "trunk o treats" in their parking lots, and/or "fall festivals/carnivals" inside or in their parking lots. Here, there is a total flesh-fest of sugary excitement, and costumes galore, all in the name of "getting the children off the streets on Halloween."

Is this okay? There is nothing Christian, whatsoever, about Helloween. If a Christian is not partaking in the yuck of it, then is it still okay to celebrate? What does God say? Let's look to His Holy, Inerrant Word, and find out:

"Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain" -Jeremiah 10:2-3a

1) Learn not the way of the heathen. What is the way of the heathen on or around October 31? It is the pagan festivals of Pomonoa, Parentalia, Samhain, All Saint's Day, Helloween, and more. We are told NOT to learn the way of the heathen. This means we are NOT to partake.

2) The customs of the people are vain. Helloween is a tradition, a custom. It's vanity. Christians are to have no part in it.

"Abstain from all appearance of evil." -1 Thessalonians 5:22

Christians are to not partake in something that even looks evil. Helloween is NOT a Christian thing. It is undoubtedly pagan - undoubtedly! In fact, it is considered one of the highest Satanic holidays. Therefore, Christians, even if they are going to "Fall Festival," or a church "Trunk or Treat," are still showing the appearance of Evil. Here, let me give you a real life example:

Christmas and Easter: two helladays that are also pagan, however the Roman Catholic church took those well-known pagan helladays and replaced the terminology with Christian sounding terms, and proclaimed these to no longer be pagan holidays, but Christian ones. Does that make it any different? Those helladays are still largely celebrated the same way as their pagan predecessors were. You can call Christmas Christmas, but that doesn't change the fact that Jesus was NOT born then, and that the pagan god Mythra was.

Therefore, a Christian church taking an obvious helladay such as Helloween, and turning it into a Christian night, is no different than the sin the Roman Catholic church committed, in taking the pagan god Mythra's birthday, and changing Mythra's name to Jesus, or taking the day of Ashtoreth worship - Easter, and proclaiming it a celebration of Jesus' resurrection, when in actuality it's a celebration of Baal's false reincarnation via Ashtoreth - the pagan "Queen of Heaven."

Taking Helloween and changing the name to fall festival, and inviting kids in costume to pig out on candy is not helping. "ABSTAIN from ALL appearance of evil." - 1 Thess. 5:22

This is an evil appearance. Pagans see the church's Trunk o Treats and Fall Festivals and laugh. We need to wise up, and cut it out. Make a choice - God, or world? Church alternatives to Helloween is WORLD. God says NO to Helloween, and Christian brethren, so should you.

"Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good." -Romans 12:9

Helloween should disgust us. We should treat the day like any other day, except be willing to share the gospel (via tracts and such) to the lost souls who knock on our doors on that unholy night. Or just turn off the porch light. You can hand out tracts any time. Cleave to the GOOD. Helloween is not good.

"If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." -John 15:19

Helloween is of the world. So, if you do the RIGHT thing, and refuse to partake in it, in any way, meaning not even doing the hypocritical church festival stuff, then the world will hate you for it. You will receive persecution. Keep your eyes on Jesus, and He will always see you through. Do what's right - ALWAYS.

"But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty" -1 Corinthians 1:27

If you shun Helloween, you will be called a legalist, foolish, stupid, and more. But brethren, we know the truth, don't we?

"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ." -Colossians 2:8

Helloween is a tradition of men. It started as a pagan helladay, and morphed into a night of evil imaginations, evil things to behold, gluttonous feastings on sugar, and the glorification of death and torment. The tradition of men is to dress up and trick o treat. The philosophy is that it's "harmless fun," but the truth is that if you are partaking of this stuff, then you are going after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

"Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." -James 4:4

Adultery isn't just physical. We learn from the Bible that there is also spiritual adultery. Helloween is just that. The world celebrates Helloween. Christians are to be set apart and shun that. You cannot be a friend of the world and Christ’s. You have to choose.

According to the above Scriptures, and James 4:4, a professing Christian partaking in Helloween is committing spiritual adultery against God!

Please take the below warnings very seriously:

"For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning." -2 Peter 2:20

"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." -1 John 2:16

"Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." -Matthew 5:13-16

"And ye shall know that I am the Lord: for ye have not walked in my statutes, neither executed my judgments, but have done after the manners of the heathen that are round about you." -Ezekiel 11:12

"Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain" -Jeremiah 10:2-3a


If you celebrate Halloween, and you still choose to celebrate Halloween, and you claim to be a Christian, heed the below warning, and then change your mind:

"Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin." -James 4:17

The Word of God is CLEAR that we are not supposed to partake of the stuff of devils, and also of the stuff of God:

"The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils." -1 Corinthians 10:16-21

If you partake in Halloween, then you are a partaker of that altar, regardless of what you "make it mean." The above Scripture is clear on this. You cannot be a partaker of the Lord's table, AND devils'. You can only choose one. A choice for both is a choice against the will of God.

Dressing in "non violent costumes," going to church trunk or treats or fall festivals is PARTAKING. If you are a professed Christian, and doing these things, then you are trying to Christianize the devils' table as you partake of the Lord's table. This is the same sin the Israelites committed at the foot of Mount Sinai, when Moses was receiving the Ten Commandments. They decided to keep a feast unto the Lord, AND keep a religious festival they were used to from Egypt, involving a golden calf. It if wasn't for Moses' intercession, all of them would have paid for this infraction against God with death.

This is serious stuff. If you are really for Christ, then you must be against these pagan religious festivals. Else, you are committing spiritual adultery. This is like one's taking their spouse dating other people with them. It is wrong. It is unfaithfulness, regardless if the party we are cheating on is with us, or not.

COME OUT OF MYSTERY BABYLON. Halloween is one of her many deceptions. May we purify our hearts, and truly live for the Lord, and not for the world, gluttony, fitting in, etc.

"And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." -Revelation 18:4

"Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord. Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens." -Lamentations 3:40-41

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Are You For Foraging?

How are you doing in your Simplicity and Survival adventures? While it's true that many homemaking ladies tend to grow some of their food, not everyone can. Another way to get delicious, nutritious, organic food is via foraging. You may have wild edibles growing right outside your back door, and not even know it.

Anyone can forage. It doesn't matter if you live in the desert, forest, prairie, or in the middle of the city.

In today's article, I am just going to scratch the surface on the world of foraging...

Please Note: You forage at your own risk. I take no responsibility, should you or anyone reading this, forage and eat something poisonous, or have a bad reaction, etc. If you choose to forage, educate yourself, and take full responsibility for what you do or don't do.


Acorns grow on oak trees. White oak trees have leaves that are more rounded at the edges, while red oaks have leaves that are pointier. There are also other varieties of oak trees.

Not only can you use acorns to make things such as acorn bread, but you can use the brown water from boiling them as well. The brown water is full of tannins, and you can use these to tan hides. Tannic acid is what makes the boiling water brown, and gives acorns that very bitter taste, if you don't boil it out, well enough. Tannins are also why black tea is a bit bitter.

You can use two cups of the brown acorn water as a laundry detergent. It cleans really well, and the laundry comes out smelling fresh. However, do not wash lights or whites in tannin water, or they will turn slightly tan in color.

This tannic acid is also great for poison ivy, cuts, and rashes. Simply rub it onto the problem areas. It's been reported that the tannic acid water gets rid of poison ivy rash within three days. I haven't tried this myself, but this is what I've heard.

In a previous article in this series, I gave you a few recipes for acorn bread. Below are a few more acorn recipes. Before following the below recipes, make sure you properly process your acorns, as per the instructions in the the previous article...

Acorn Pancakes

Combine two cups of acorn flour, 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt, and 3/4 cup of water. Pour 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the batter onto a hot griddle or skillet, and cook it like a normal pancake. Repeat, until all the batter is used up. If you like this recipe, and have a larger family, then double, triple, or quadruple this recipe the next time you make it.

Acorn Tortillas

Combine 2 cups of acorn flour, 3/4 cup white or cattail flour, and 1 teaspoon of sea salt. Let the dough sit for a half hour, and then divide it up into several little balls, use a press or rolling pin to flatten them, and cook them in a hot skillet. Cook them just until they begin to brown. Flip them every ten seconds or so.

Acorn Polenta

Bring four cups of water to a boil. Mix together 1 cup acorn flour, 2 cups corn meal, and 1 teaspoon sea salt. Add the mixture to the boiling water, and use a whisk to stir constantly. Turn heat down to a simmer or light boil. Keep stirring for about three minutes. Then, turn off the heat, and mix in 1/2 cup of honey, and a stick of butter.


Also in the previously mentioned article, we learned how to make cattail flour, which naturally contains gluten, and is therefore a wonderful companion wild flour to acorn flour, in making acorn bread (recipes and instructions in mentioned article.)

Not only can you make a glutenous flour from the roots of cattail, but you can also use new cattail shoots in the spring to put into all sorts of dishes. Make sure you are positive you are using cattail shoots, as there is another plant that can look like the shoot, but is toxic. If you stick to the shoots from the tall cattails, you should be okay, as the other plants that look similar don't grow any taller than two feet.

Peel and chop the shoots, and put them into pasta dishes, such as spaghetti. In anything where you like to put in veggies like zucchini and/or cucumber, put in peeled and sliced cattail shoots, and see what you think.

These cattail shoots can also be peeled and eaten as is. Just make sure they are positively cattail shoots, and clean them well.


There are several forms of cacti that can be consumed. Some species of yucca cactus produce a fruit, and I'm told the fruit is edible. I've never tried it. You can also make nature's needle and thread from the spines of the yucca. Just peel a thin part of the spine off, and you'll have a tough string with a point at the end, which works as a needle. You can really use this to fasten things together, or to sew a hole in clothing, in an emergency situation. The roots of the yucca contain saponins - natural "soap." The root will suds up a bit in water, and you really can use it to wash your hands, or even do laundry, etc.

Another edible cactus is the prickly pear. Both the fruit and cacti paddles can be eaten.

Prickly pear fruit tastes kind of like a cross between bubble gum and watermelon. For those who like to make jelly, the juice of the prickly pear fruit makes an excellent jelly.

To harvest and prepare prickly pear, you must be careful of the cactus spines. The bigger spines are easy enough to avoid, but there are also small, hair like spines which can be hard to see, and may only be realized after they have pierced your skin. These little hair spines can get stuck in and under your skin, and be harder to remove than a sliver/splinter.

You may want to consider wearing thick gloves when harvesting this fruit. Also, have a good, sharp knife with you. Shave off all the spines, especially paying attention to the smaller spines, which you don't want to overlook.

After you've brought these beauties home, you need to do a bit of work to them, before they are ready to be consumed. Like many fruits, these delicious gems need to be peeled. First, cut both of the ends off. Then, slip the knife under the skin, and cut a line down the fruit, so that you can reach under the skin and grab it. After that, just peel the skin off and discard.

The fruit will have a lot of little seeds in it, and the seeds are edible. Some people prefer to just have the juice. To extract the juice, put the clean, prickly pears into a blender or food processor, and blend them to a pulp. Then, pour it all into a large, clean flour sack cloth that is placed over a large bowl. Gather the flour sack cloth into a bag, and squeeze. Squeeze the juice into the bowl. The pulp that is leftover in the cloth can be added to recipes or discarded. Enjoy the juice, and consider making some jelly with some of it.

To prepare the paddles to be edible, again, pick them carefully, and then scrape off all of the spines with a good knife. Clean the paddles well, and then trim and cut them into strips. Boil these strips for about 20 minutes, until they are tender. They can be seasoned and served as is, or added to salads, casseroles, and more. Some people find them similar to green beans in flavor, but it varies. I've seen these paddles for sale in the produce department of many grocery stores.

Prickly Lettuce

Warning: this wild lettuce can create a drowsy or even a somewhat drugged state in some people. If you haven't tried this wild lettuce, try a bit first, and make sure you don't have adverse reactions.

Prickly lettuce is very common. Most people probably have it in or near their back yards. Its leaves are slightly bitter, depending on the season, and how big the leaves are. It can be used in salads and sandwiches, or as a garnish.

Wild Onions

Sometimes what looks like a wild tuft of grass can actually be a treasure. I'm referring to wild onions. Many people pass this right up as wild grass. You can use a small shovel or your hands to pull or dig these up. The bulbs will be small, white onions. It should smell like onions, with no question. The onion bulbs can be used just like the regular onions you buy from the store, and the green stems can be chopped, and used like scallions. Wild onions are very common. Once you get used to spotting them, you may start finding them all over the place on nature walks.

As with foraging all things edible, make sure you know what you are foraging. There are poisonous, dangerous things out there, so make sure you educate yourself.


What's foraging, without berries? Mulberries, black berries, dew berries, raspberries, strawberries, etc. Learn what types of berries grow in your area, and where to forage them. Generally with berries, if you find some that are white, don't eat them, as white is often poisonous. Red is 50/50, and dark blue or black, is usually okay (but not always), don't consume these berries, unless you are sure they are okay.


You may be surprised to find more nut growing trees around than you are aware of. Learn what types of nut trees grow in your area of the world, and take some nature hikes and see if you can find some.

Crab Apples

Who hasn't had crab apples? While eating too many has been shown to give silly children tummy aches, that doesn't stop these from being harvested by creative moms all over the place. Crab apples can be made into a fabulous jelly.


Yarrow is a powerful, medicinal herb that many mistake for a common weed. Do not get this beautiful plant mixed up with water hemlock, which is poisonous, and looks similar. Yarrow is a plant worthy of research, so look into it, and see what you think.

Buffalo Gourds

Depending on where you live, you may have seen these beautiful plants growing on roadsides. Some people have problems with these plants taking over their farmland or gardens, as they can spread rapidly. While they look like little watermelons on a vine, they are NOT. Do NOT eat the flesh of the buffalo gourd, or you could be looking at several days of bad stomach cramps and diarrhea, or worse. It can even make you pass out.

The seeds of this wild gourd are edible, however. Make sure you clean them well, and roast them first, and they make a great snack. Like the yucca, the roots of the buffalo gourd contain saponins - meaning, you can suds it up to wash your hands, or even use it for doing your laundry.

Peaches, Apples, Pears, and More

One house I lived in had three peach trees in the backyard, and no one even knew about it, because everything was all overgrown back there. After a bit of clean up, I enjoyed these hidden treasures.

Driving through neighborhoods, I often come across people with pear or apple trees in their front yards, and around harvest time, their yards are often just littered with these wonderful fruits. Don't be afraid to ask if you can have some of the fruit. Many people will be very GLAD for you to take it, because sometimes so much fruit is produced, they get tired of it.


Find out if there are persimmon trees in your area. Sometimes you may see these delicious little fruits in the produce aisle of some supermarkets. Persimmons will be intensely bitter and drying to the mouth, if eaten before they are ready. Persimmons are generally ready to pick and enjoy after the first frost of the year. If they are firm, leave them be. You want the more squishy ones.

They are great eaten as is, but also make a nice jelly, or you can make a fabulous persimmon wine.

Sand Plums

Sand plums grow along roadsides and by cow pastures in many areas of the U.S. They are the size of berries, but taste like little plums, because that's what they are. I like to make sand plum preserves or jelly just about every summer. These are great eating right off the tree, or as a jelly. I often see sand plum jelly entries at our yearly county fair.

Red and White Clover and Dandelion Greens

I don't know about you, but during spring and supper, I can walk out my door, and pick a small salad. One part of my yard literally becomes a natural carpet of white clover. Sometimes I pick red clover at parks. These clover heads can be eaten picked, just as they are. They are a bit bitter, and full of nutrients. The leaves also can be eaten, and have a bit of a vanilla taste to them.

I have also used the clover flowers/heads to make clover teas.

And don't forget about dandelions. Just about every part of that plant can be used, including making a wonderful dandelion wine.

More Foraging

As you can see, you can forage not only for food, but natural "soap," "needle and thread," and even medicinals. Foraging is something that I believe the Christian homemaker should be educated on. While it's great to grow some of our food, wild food also grows, and sometimes it's just outside our back door. May we never tire of learning more about God's amazing creation.

Find yourself a good foraging book for the area in which you live, and integrate nature walks and discovering edibles in your area as part of your children's education. Go out exploring and learning, and have fun.

Monday, October 24, 2016


Time keeps slipping away, and I have so much I want to do, but the day runs out, LOL. I will be putting up more videos and articles, but it may take a few days. Blogging and YouTubing are low on my priority list.

We've been Nibiru-watching and studying, we've been on the Star Trek Enterprise (oh, yeah 8-) ) and so much more. Life has been busy, but fun.

Will be back in Blogland, soon. :-)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Nibiru Visible Again

Click here to see fabulous footage.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Your Uniform

In an earlier article, we studied the biblical roles of different family members, and saw why it’s important to live within those God-given roles. The Christian woman should not only do the many varied and exciting acts of homemaking, but she should also dress the part.

Think of it this way: When a man starts a job, he is often expected to dress a certain way. Some jobs have uniforms, while others require the men to wear suits. Other jobs are more lax, but still have a dress code, where men still have to dress within a certain code for work.

The wife can benefit from a "uniform" of sorts, as well. If you've ever spent the day in your night gown or a comfy pair of sweats, you may have found that you didn't get as much done as you could. You may also have felt lazy, fatigued, or tired. For a fabulous psychological boost, which can provide a physical energy boost, dress the part. Dress for success.

Perhaps you are not where you want to be in your homemaking skills. Instead of waiting for x and y to occur, why not live right now as if your goals are already accomplished. Dress the part of the Christian wife and mother, and make sure your attitude, thoughts, and actions follow suit.

The Bible tells us that women are to dress modestly, such as wearing long, flowing dresses. They are also to cover their heads. Now, a lot of ladies want to read this article no further, and think I am blatantly wrong on this. I'm not going to invite you to any deep theological debate. Instead, I'm simply going to show you where in the Scriptures I came to these beliefs, and then you can make up your own mind. Below are links to articles I've written, where I show how I came to these beliefs from studying the Scriptures:

Biblical Femininity

Dresses Only

Head Covering

Glory and Brightness

Because of the Angels

When the Christian homemaker/wife/mother dresses for the part, it helps her keep her thoughts, actions, and attitude in check.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Trying a Different Purse

I go through purses, sometimes literally. The lining tears out, the straps fall off, the zippers break, etc. It's rare to get a purse to last me more than several months, before it pretty much dies.

Perhaps this is because I keep buying cheap purses on clearance for five dollars. I recently decided to try a quality purse. I love Betsey Johnson purses, and when I saw one I absolutely adore at Ross, I went for it.

I picked up a purse that normally costs 128 dollars, for 39 dollars. This is just one of many reasons why I love Ross. Why pay full price for nice dresses and bags? Go to Ross, get the good stuff, and only pay a fraction of the cost. ;-)

Below is a video where I show you my gorgeous new purse, and also what I keep in it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Let's Get Growing

A cornerstone in eduction should be learning how to grow food. Many people think they can't, because they have little to no land. You'll be happy to know that this does not have to be the case. You can grow some of your own food, with NO land, if that's your situation. Rejoice in what you do have, and rejoice that you can grow food even in your own kitchen, with no land, dirt, or sunshine required.

Sprout it Out

Whether you have acres of land, or no land at all, sprouting is a great way to grow super-healthy food with high nutrition and protein. You can sprout grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes. Below, I'm going to give you a very simple step-by-step guide to sprouting pinto beans.

What you Need to do This

- Very clean jars (preferably one quart, wide-mouth, mason jars)

- Cheesecloth, or clean flour sack cloth (I like to use flour sack cloth for many kitchen uses. I can wash it and reuse it, instead of just throwing it away after a use)

- A rubber band or mason ring for the lid

- Filtered or spring water

- Apple Cider Vinegar

- Dry, uncooked Pinto beans (not canned)

Growing the Sprouts - No Land Required or Needed

1. Clean and sort the pinto beans, and put them into the jar. Fill the jar about 1/3 full only.

2. Fill the jar with water, and then drain the water out - rinsing the beans. Repeat this several times to really get the beans very clean

3. Put filtered or spring water into the jar, and a splash of vinegar, and secure the clean cloth over the mouth of the jar with a rubber band or mason lid ring. Leave the jar in a dark place, away from sunlight for at least 12 hours.

4. Drain and rinse the beans two to three times a day. Put fresh water and a bit of vinegar back on them, and let them continue to soak. The beans will sprout within three to six days.

What to do With the Sprouts you Grew

If you plan to eat the sprouts raw, then store them in a jar of vinegar to help keep bad bacteria from growing on them. If you choose to eat raw sprouts, do so with careful knowledge, and extreme cleanliness.

Raw sprouts can be put into salads, sandwiches, sprinkled on top of food, etc. If you choose to consume the sprouts raw, make sure you are certain they are clear of bad bacteria, and only eat the sprouts, not the whole bean.

If you wish to eat the sprouts cooked, you can eat the whole bean, as well, which is very delicious in cooked meals.

To cook with sprouts is simple, add them to casseroles, soups, stews, and anything else where you put in cooked vegetables - they are also great cooked in meatloaf.

Legume sprouts are a vegetable, and can provide you green nutrients. They are also a helpful protein source.

Even if you have little to no land, you can still grow some food - you can grow sprouts, and that is something, and it's very healthy. Every little bit counts.

If you have a balcony, or a little bit of yard, then you can grow some food in containers just outside your door. If you are able, you can also grow hanging gardens using a device like the Topsy Turvy.

Meanwhile, if you have a bit (or lot) of yard, you can grow all sorts of foods. If you are not a very experienced gardener (I'm not. I just make it up as I go along, and somehow food grows) then you may want to start with just a few things, and then go on from there. So far, I have found that I love growing zucchini, turnips, and carrots. I grew broccoli a few times, and didn't really like growing it. The same with lettuce. There's a lot of wild prickly lettuce around that I can pick, so if I want free lettuce from the ground, I just forage some. Lately, though, I've been growing turnips, so I use the greens from those for lettuce.

You can grow some type of food, no matter what time of year it is, and even if you don't have any land. You can always grow sprouts. Those little things are health power houses.

Build Your Foundation on the Rock of Salvation

"He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great." -Luke 6:48-49

"The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation." -2 Samuel 22:47

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." -John 8:32

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." -John 14:6

The terms "Christian" and "personal relationship with Jesus Christ" have been bantered around so much, that for many people, they have lost their original savor. What is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Is it going to church? Is it being a "good person?" Is it via doing certain rituals, or following certain traditions? No, it is so much simpler than that.

Jesus says:

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." -Revelation 3:20

Let Jesus into your heart and life. Put your faith and trust in Him, and in Him alone.

Why did Jesus Christ come to this earth? He came to pay for our sins. Have you ever broken any of the Ten Commandments? Did you know that Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount that just looking at someone with lust in your heart is the same thing as committing adultery in your heart?

Many people will say I'm a good person. Sure, I've stolen a few paper clips in my time, and I've told some lies, but I've never killed anyone, so I'm good enough for heaven. Don't be so sure. Have you ever felt hatred toward someone? If so, then you are guilty of committing murder in your heart:

"Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him." -1 John 3:15

If you have stolen, lied, lusted after someone, hated someone, loved someone or something more than God, etc., then you have broken at least 5 of the Ten Commandments. Do you really think you'd make it to heaven? Not according to God's Word:

"Know ye not that the unrighteous {sinful} shall not inherit the kingdom of God {or go to heaven when they die}? Be not deceived: neither fornicators {sex outside of marriage, or pre-marital sex}, nor idolaters {loving something or someone more than you love God}, nor adulterers {physically, or in the heart}, nor effeminate {cross dressing}, nor abusers of themselves with mankind {homosexuality}, Nor thieves {even stealing a pen or paper clip makes you a thief}, nor covetous {inordinately desiring wealth or things}, nor drunkards, nor revilers {one who assails with abusive language}, nor extortioners {blackmail, or wresting anything from anyone via force}, shall inherit the kingdom of God." -1 Corinthians 6:9-10 {words in curly brackets are my notes}

But there is good news:

"And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." -1 Corinthians 6:11

We are all sinners:

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" -Romans 3:23

Even Mary, the woman chosen by God to be a vessel that would carry Jesus in her womb, was a sinner, and in need of a Saviour:

"And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour." - Mary said this in Luke 1:47. Only sinners need a Saviour, and Mary also accepted Jesus Christ as her Saviour.

We are all imperfect, fallible sinners:

"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." -1 John 1:5-8

The blood of Jesus Christ is what cleanses us from all sins. Jesus came to this earth to die to pay for our sins. You see, Leviticus tells us that 'the life is in the blood,' and that it takes spilt blood to atone for sin.

When we choose to truly believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, and to live our lives for Christ, then Christ's spilt blood cleanses us from our sins:

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." -Isaiah 1:18

Jesus tells us this:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." - Jesus said this, in John 3:16-18

Paul gives us a simple "step by step process" on how to be saved:

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed." -Romans 10:9-11

Jesus is our one and only mediator:

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" -1 Timothy 2:5

Jesus is our High Priest:

"Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." -Hebrews 4:14-15

We are to follow the Lord and the Bible, not traditions of man:

"But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?" -Matthew 15:3

Jesus is God:

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." -1 Timothy 3:16

If Jesus isn't the Lord of your life, then I hope that you will let Him into your heart and life this very moment.

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8

Have you built your foundation on the Rock of Salvation?

Jesus is the way. If you would like to receive Jesus into your heart and life, then let Him know. Pray to the Lord, telling Him that you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, and that you believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the death penalty for your sins. Tell this to God in your own words, from your heart.

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." -Romans 6:23

Believe, and Receive:

"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise" -Ephesians 1:13

When you believe on Jesus Christ, you receive the Holy Spirit. You are sealed as a child of God.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ into your heart and life as your Lord and Saviour, and you believe that Jesus died on the cross in your place, to pay the death penalty for your sins, and that Christ rose from the dead three days later, and you are ready to let Him lead your life, and you will live for Him, then you are saved, and born again.

You are now a saved Child of God, with the Holy Spirit living within you. Dedicate your life to the Lord, and live for Him. Please get a King James Bible and turn to the Gospel of John. That is the fourth book in the New Testament. If you don't have a King James Bible, then you can read it for free, online - here.

After you've read the Gospel of John, go on to read Acts, and then Romans. These three books will bring you through the Gospel, the early church, and basic Christian doctrine. After you've read these three, then turn to the beginning of the New Testament, and read it all the way through. After that, read both the Old and New Testaments.

You should also follow the Lord and get baptized in water. A Believer's Baptism doesn't save you. Only faith in Christ saves you. A Believer's Baptism is an outward showing of your salvation. It symbolizes you being born again. When you are lowered under the water, it shows you dying to your old self, and when you are raised up out of the water, it symbolizes you being born again, as a new creature in Christ. This is called a Believer's Baptism, because, according to the Bible, a person is supposed to get baptized after they have believed on Christ. Anyone who was "baptized" before having faith in Christ just got wet - nothing more. You don't need to find a church to get baptized in. Any born again Christian can baptize you in any acceptable body of water - even a public swimming pool.

Find or start a good home church. Here is more information on Home Church, and why you should home church, or find one to join - HouseChurch.org.

Immerse yourself in the Bible. The Bible is God's love letter to you. It is also your Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

12 Simple Rules for Order in the Home

Free Books

The Homemaking Management Book
The Joyful Christian Homemaker
Women Professing Godliness
Mom's Survival Guide
Getting at the Truth of Christian Head Covering
Cursive Copy Work With Scriptures
The Home Management Binder: The Housewife's Best Friend

2016 Reading List

Currently Reading

Schrodingers Kittens and the Search for Reality

The Church in the Wilderness

What the Early Christians Believed About the Head Covering

The City and the Stars

Time Traveler

The Songs of Distant Earth

Reimagining Church

In Search of Schrodinger's Cat reading second time

Lying Wonders of the Red Planet

As a Man Thinketh

Short-Cut Math

The Maze Runner

The Christian Homemaker's Handbook

reading second time

The Shinar Directive

Look Me In The Eye

Schrodingers Kittens and the Search for Reality

The Scorch Trials


The Death Cure

Trans-Dimensional Unified Field Theory

The Kill Order

The Professor

Hidden in Plain Sight 3

The Sweeper

Cleaning Hacks

Home Vegetable Gardening

Finding Peace in Life's Storms

Beautiful Girlhood

Female Piety

Giants on the Earth

The Revelation Explained

Enquire Within Upon Everything


Tales From Shakespeare

When Angels Fell

The Old Man and the Sea

Love One Another, Vol. 6

The Einstein Theory of Relativity

Following the Equator

Why Does he do That?

The Witness of the Stars

The Log Cabin Lady

For the Comfort of the Family

Charlotte Bronte and her Circle

The Five Giants

Household Organization

Basic Electronics

The New Life in Christ Jesus

The Mysteries of Udolpho

Homespun Bride

Tales of Giants from Brazil

A Little Bit of Everything for Dummies

Dutch Oven Cookbook

Tillie, a Mennonite Maid; a Story of the Pennsylvania Dutch

The Art of Soul-Winning

The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow

The white slave: or, Memoirs of a fugitive. A story of slave life in Virginia

The Giants from Outer Space

Be Their Example

Gardening Box Set #8

Essential Oils: Natural Remedies for Your Family

The Giant's Robe

Stockpile and Barter Handbook

The Art of War

The Giant of the North Pokings Around the Pole

Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century

The Secret of the Island

Buried Alive

Sweet Baklava

What the Bible is all About

History of Salem Witchcraft



Rapture and Resurrection

The Beautiful and Damned

Experiments With Alternate Currents Of High Potential And High Frequency

Betty's Bright Idea

Hide in Plain Sight

Ten Acres Enough

The Symbolism of Freemasonry

The Cabin on the Prairie

Highland Blessings

By What Authority?

They Almost Always Come Home

The Chimes

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

The Cricket on the Hearth

What do the Prophets Say?

Homestead on the Hillside

The Conflict of the Ages

Daughter of Joy

Who is the Messiah Proved From the Ancient Scriptures

Holy in Christ: Thoughts on the Calling of God's Children to be Holy as He is Holy

Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

C. H. Spurgeon's Autobiography

The Happy Family

Number in Scripture

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Studies in the Life of the Christian

The Light Shines in Darkness

The Scarlet Letter

Madame Bovary

Martin Chuzzlewit

Dr. Kildare, Assigned to Trouble


The Home-Keeping Book

My Wife and I

The Good Earth

The Mysterious Island

The Heavenly Footman

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Donna Parker: A Spring To Remember

Nicholas Nickleby

Bleak House

The Old Curiosity Shop

Our Mutual Friend

The Master's Indwelling

Pink and White Tyranny

Crime and Punishment

The Secret

Practical Homemaking

The Secret Garden

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Anna Karenina


Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife

Somewhere to Belong

Twelve Stories and a Dream

Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America

The Uncommercial Traveller

Master Zacharius

The World Set Free

The Hiding Place

A Drama in the Air

To Kill a Mocking Bird