Saturday, February 24, 2018


In the old days, Dixie would tell me when I was in a tight spot (which was often, by the way), “Connie, are you into your homemaking?”

I hated it when she said that to me, as I was thinkin’, “How does she think all this stuff gets done if I wasn’t doin’ it?” But she meant creative homemaking, not just picking up messes.

She would tell me, “Connie, the homemaking spirit will break the power over Satan. It will break his back.” And, ya know, yes, we have to pray and give the night to prayer as Jesus did. But then, the next day, we do the works of righteousness.

We sleep at night when we can. We go in and out of sleep as we pray and read the word. But then the next day, we get up to do the works of God. We must be about our Father’s business.

We as Mothers must be duty bound and able to maintain a pattern of good works in our work places — our homes. Maybe ya don’t feel like fixin’ supper but ya better get at it. The family needs you and it’s a blessing for you to get in your kitchen and to do your homemaking.

Faith without works is dead. We must put legs onto our faith and prayers. We have to do more than pray and seek the Lord — we must cook and clean and tend to the business of our homes.

I just stopped here to make some banana bread and some “Wash Day” Soup. I had a half a small beef roast in the freezer. And, as I remember, that meat was as tough as a shoe. So I am boiling it with some tomatoes and onions and a package of gravy mix, salt and pepper. When it’s half done, I will cut it in cubes and cook it some more with some potatoes and other veggies. Papa will love it.

Also, I thought I had a recipe for banana bread but didn’t. Well I don’t know where it is. So I just threw in a big bowl some self rising flour and the last of the biscuit mix with some shortening, some bananas, spices, brown sugar, milk and eggs. It’s in the oven now and I should rock and roll and get myself dressed and a bath taken while all that is bakin’ and simmering on the stove.

The house smells good. All is well.

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