Monday, December 18, 2017
 

Courage

Pt. 1 A Mountain Mother….old writing of Connie’s April 15, 2002

Dear Mothers lately i have sensed the voice of a woman from the mountains.. last nite as i went to sleep i could sense her presence.. I have heard writers on tv express how they write fiction.. I am not one to write fiction..but i can understand how these writers come up with the characters in their stories..they just have this per…son inside them…Well this mother i am going to write about ..well i will call her Rubie.. The reason i am writing her down is because i know she has something to teach us…Well i will start..She spoke out of my heart last nite..She said “We live under more pressure and danger than you mothers do..I wouldnt dream of getting up in the morning and not submitting to my husband…I have so little materially and i feel so unprotected ..We live off the land ..and yet there is much crime around us.. And yet i have found a place of refuge in God and His word.. I hide in my husbands authority..My life is much more touch and go than yours is..I wouldnt dream of not submitting to my husband..Even a step out of submission could be dangerous for me spiritually..And yet as i submit i have a peace that passeth understanding.. I love my place of submission..My place under my man is a holy sacred place..It is there that i find a perfect peace…There are times when i dont agree with him and i cant submit..these are times that horror and grief dog me and i feel that i will surely die of a broken heart..I suffer so at these times ..there seems to be no medicine to heal my torn heart..It is not because of my disobedience when i suffer like this..it is my husbands disobedience ..For a short itme i am left without a covering..its only a short time..it like a time when i have no place on the earth to rest my head…But then through my prayers my husband comes back into line..My submission to my husband is pretty every day stuff for the most part..Sure, early in the marriage he would ask me to do something and then i would consider it and then sometimes i would submit and sometimes not..We didnt have much harmony in our home..Just alot of stops and starts trying to learn to walk out our lives togehter as one..Well now years later i have learned to walk in submittion on a pretty day to day basis..He and i have it pretty much settled in our hearts..Now i can look
away from him and be free to be a mother and homemaker too.. I have a strength as i just wear my submittion to my husband …Oh sure i still have to touch base with him often ..but i am no longer walking in fear that i am not pleaseing God or that i am out of submittion to my husband..I have a confidence in the Holy Spirit that i am where God wants me.. I am in a place where i can receive the miracles i need to just keep on keeping on..But i would fear if i was not reverent to my husband ..Some of you ladies think nothing of telling your husbands off and walking away as if nothing mattered.. I am here to tell you that judgement day will come for you on that unless you repent of it..Your husband was made for God ..he is Gods son..and you are Gods helper and your husbands helper…God has chosen you to bring your man to God in a deeper way..You are not here on earth as an end in itself..YOur husband is Gods son you are a helper and will find a place of power as you take on this yoke of helper …We as mothers and wives are not to be glorified in our homes ..the glory goes to our husbands from God…We must rest in this place ..it is a holy sacred place..We must lay down our fears ….connie.

We are Daughters of Sarah

i was just thinking this morning about the bombs being set off in Boston..its scary right? Now they have to tell people in Boston to stay in their homes and dont come out..Satan just wants to pack fear in people..A Nation filled with fear is an easy target..and easily broken down..The Lord wants we Mothers to be brave in the midst of it all…We just have to speak courage… and strong character in times like these..Its a time to submit to your husbands and to clothe your inner man with the submissive spirit..1 pet 3;5 For after this manner in the old time holy women also, who trusted in God , adorned themselves , being in subjection unto their own husbands..verse 6 says Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham..calling
him lord..;Whose daughters you are as long as you do well and are not afraid with any amazement..Sarah is our example of faith..Love connie

pt 3 conclusion

There is alot in the first 2 writings i am not saying..But i had to write it all down to get a handle on it.. Well i feel better anyway..all is well..God is still on the throne..The other day when i wrote the Pioneer Stories  about women of faith Jill had asked me to write some more of them..i had gotten started and then i forget now  what happened..? But i got some how sent on another trail.. Some of these stories i have told before but i wanted to tell this one again for the new ladies…This story is about this Mother who became a widow and had to move her children to a home she cud afford.. Her husband had always made a nice home for his family..But then he died unexpectedly..Soon the savings was spent and Mother had to get a job taking in washings and they had to move into an old house where the rent was very low…Soon the  widow   understood why the rent was so low..The house was unfested with RATS..  At first she wud throw bread out in the yard and the rats wud swarm out of all their hiding places and Mother wud shoot the rats out in the yard as they ate the bread..But she wasnt a very good shot and ran out of bread too..When she wud see the rats in the house she cudnt scare them away as they had become very bold  against her..Later on as she prayed for answers the Lord impressed her to get a pistol and to put it in a holster so she wud have a fire arm right by her side when she saw a rat in the house..So here is this dear Mother with her dress on and an apron over it and a gun and holster on her waist.. Well to say the least she became a “sure shot”..as each day she took out her gun and shot rats on sight .Well the Lord was preparing her for the days ahead..One nite a drunken man came to her house and banged on the locked door ..he wanted his laundry that she had done for him…She told him to come back the next day as she and her children were in bed..She told him she had  her gun and she wud shoot him thru the door…Drunk or not this man remembered that she had a reputation for being a crack shot and he took off a runnin..Praise the Lord….The Lord used these rats to teach this mother to defend herself both spiritually and physically..One of Jills and my favorite shows is that show Jill with Sally Fields ..what was the name if it ? Matters of the Heart? or something like that.Where the widow wrestles threw life to save her home..and to keep a roof over their heads…i have thot if that show  many times and it has given me inspiration..love connie
 

pt 5 thanks i needed that

Well i am just gettin set free all over the place..i needed to tell these stroies again,,”I am a little chicken sometimes”.Love Chicken Little..This next story is a favorite of mine too..Well this pioneer mother survived an Indian Massecre.. And  anyway   there was this man who was laying out in her yard or on her property.. He was bleeding to death from being scalped..The top of his head   or his forehead  rolled  into his   face ..Because when an Indian scalped someone they wud  cut the skin off their head along with the hair.. So this brave pioneer Mother  went out and got this man and drug him into her house,,,And she goes over to her sewing basket and she gets out her needle and thread and picks the skin up and puts it where it looks right..And then sews it back up where it belonged.. The guy lived if you can believe that ? But the Mothers in the home were the Drs and they did what had to be done.. And ya know with things as they are we all may have to do some things we arent used to doing…Aunt Toot and i are always joking about me giving her an operation on my dining room table from some old time Medical Book..Toot says the pages of my Medical Book wud probably stick together and i wud forget about half of what i was sposed to do..probably true..Well i better get goin..i needed to write all of this..i feel better now thanks..love connie
   

pt 4 Pioneer Mothers

Oh i have needed to write..i am feeling so much better..thank you all  for putting up with me..ladies i have gotten such heart breaking emails in response to my article in Above Rubies..  I mean  some of  these young moms …? God help us!! In the first place many dont even know what a Christian man is,,except that he goes to church.. And ….church…….it gets more rediculous by the day.. But anyway i wanted to tell that one story i have told a 100 times on here.. But we have many new ladies coming in and i want to share this story with them..i  think this story tells about the courage the Christians had in the Pioneer days.. Well this woman was in her 40s and she thot she was having twins..So the Dr thot he wud have to  do a C section..So when she thot the babies were coming she road her horse like 50 miles to town to have the Dr deliver the babies..But the Dr checked her and he cud tell she wasnt pregnant but she had a  huge tumor in her stomach..   Well this was before the use of pain medicine..So  the Dr went to his church to pray..The Lord led him to ask the church  to     come  to his   office and pray while he operated on this Mother…{She had like 9 children still at home to care for..So the Dr wanted to save her life.}Anyway it was Christmas Eve and the believers came and they sang Christmas Carols and they  prayed   for this woman..And the Dr operated on her and it took like a couple hrs.. And all the while this dear mother was awake? She had a knife stuck in her stomach and a tumor taken out without anything for pain..this story said that when the tumor rolled out of her it was like i think 13 or 15 pounds.. So anyway the Dr told her to stay at his home and recuporate for a week in bed then she cud  ride her horse back home..So thats what she did..And the story said this woman  lived past 80 yrs old.. she was 40 when the tumor was taken out..mercy she lived 40 yrs past that operation.. And actually it seems as i remember it she had  other babies.. Well that was one brave woman..love connie

pt 3 Our Worst Enemy is Fear

 
The Bible says we are to be violent in our faith.And the Bible calls us soldiers..”No soldier when she warreth concerns herself with the cares of this world..”In other words when a Mother is warring against satan for her husband or children then she doesnt care what anyone else thinks….Danny my son who is soon 30 tried to keep his friend from dying and jumped a known murderer..And the Murderer  killed Dans friend and tried to slit Dans throat..to  kill him…This all happended in NYC…The kids tried to hide it all from me,,,But i found out…Later ….a month later i was checkin up on Dan and he said “Mom that was a whole month ago..why are you still thinking of it..?”  Well duh? i will probably always think of it.But still i cant care what anyone thinks about it,..i have to be about my Fathers buisness…i am proud of Dan that his heart was soft enuf that he was ready to give his life for his friend…i am tellin you that boy takes the cake..And i think of the pioneer moms out on the praire with Indians carrying their children away etc..i mean what did those Mothers do? They hung into God..They did what was  in front of them to do..They didnt care what folks thot of them.. How any of those Mothers ever lived to be 80 or 90 yrs old is beyond me….But they were brot up to know that life just went on,,They did what needed to be done.. But when the family was asleep at nite you can bet your last dollar that Mama cried herself to sleep without anyone even knowing her pain.. She was brave and full of courage.. She didnt want fear in her home.. and she just went about her buisness showing the children that she was not afraid the Indians wud be back ..or whatever catastrophy had happened to her family it wudnt happen again..! We have to stand with our kids and try to understand what is in their minds..

pt 2 Are you a Fighther

 
Are you a fighter? or will you just passively sit there and let Satan take your family..Satan wants to take me down..but guess what he aint gonna get to..He has tried to burn us out twice and take my husband 30 some times and end my marriage..But he didnt get to…He tried to take my daughter and kill her with  Cocaine    But the  Lord saved her and now she is a witness for the Lord..And some of the ones she did drugs with are now walking with the Lord..Even when she was on drugs she wud  call me from the Drug house and put me on the speaker phone and i prayed for the people there ..and some came to the Lord..Our daughter is now free from drugs since 2010..Do you think it was hard for me to  walk and believe God and war for her life? My husband had just died..in 2006 then i found out she was on drugs… But God kept me ,,,i dont know how but he did,,,Just before Jim died Marys baby died of crib death,,God has kept me threw it all..My mom died also and i am her only daughter and i was with her when she died..But ya know around this time Chrissy sent me those high top black tennis shoes from NYC..And as i sat with my mom i looked at my crazy jeans and high tops and i told the nurses and all who  wud listen.,”These shoes make me remember i have moxie and i am gonna make it..”i may be batterd and half here but i can still stand up and walk..And i am going to make it…and so are you..All things are possible to those who can believe..Oh and did i mention i have Parkinsons..? And the drugs make me get kinda nuts? Well Parkinsons aint nothin,.,,God is gonna heal me …He always does..!!! i dont have any right to think He wont this time!!!!  i always come out on top..With folks scratchin their heads and wondering what the heck happened? Well i got a miracle like i  always do..Not because of my faithfulness but because He is faithful..LOve connie

Dear Mothers and Wives,, This morning when i got up the Lord impressed me to read Psalms 91 out loud..and also the 23rd Psalms..I usually watch the   TV weather report for a few minutes…But not this morning..i just made coffee and  grabbed my Bible and started talking and listening to God..and Him alone..We are in a spiritual war? And we had better know how to fight it..Matt11;12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent take it by force..Are you violent enuf to take up your cross and walk? Can you put on the full armor of God and fight the good fight of faith? Well the fight is before you ,,,it seems thousands of demons come at us but Millions upon Millions of Warring Angels are on a hill on horses to guard us..May the Father cause us to shadow  our eyes from the obvious and  throw open our spirits to the Warring Angels …I can hear them call us…i feel the thunder of the horses hooves running towards us..Open our eyes Lord to the Warring Angels..Open our eyes to the help that is set before us..You do not leave us helpless or forsaken,..You are our Shepard our Healer ..Our anointed leader…You will not leave us without Hope.  “We hold in our hands Satan the keys that will binde you for a thousand yrs…You cannot have our husbands or our children or our own lives”..Neh4;14 says “Remember the great and awsome Lord, and fight on behalf of your brothers, your sons, your daughters,your wives, and your families{husbands}No weapons formed against you will prosper…

pt 2 Wearin an ATtitude

Well this is what my Christiane Joy sent me in the mail..The sweetest PINK High top Converse Tennis shoes you cud ever imagine..And Mary sent me the sweetest  PINK hand gun..you cud ever imagine…Well it just shoots BBs..But it isnt a big rifle type BB gun  like i already have.Anyway when times are tough as they have been lately…? when i need an attitude..my girls help me to get one? Some times we just gotta get an attitude..and of course some Moxie to put on top..When i  just cant handle life,,i think of the Wilderness women..Well they never have to worry over what folks thot of them as there was no one around really to worry about…They i think mainly worried about what their husbands and God thot of them….The chickens didnt  care what they did or the goat or cow or whoever,,Love connie

pt 2 How Long Lord,,,,How Long

Our Christiane Joy was the most beautiful baby  girl..Our little Jimmy was 7 yrs older then Chrissy..Jimmy loved her so much..they were very close growing up..Oh they were the JOY of my life,,Each of my children were so special.. i am not just saying that either,,i never thot of them as 6   children,,,Each if them to me were like only children,..Each child brot their own gifts to me..Like Angels bringing to me what i needed,,,Jimmy was born when i was 19 yrs old..He was like a playmate to me,,”Come on Mom lets go take the bus down town,,or lets go to the movies” Oh he loved the Walt Disney movies..He loved the plays at school and was in Show Choir in High School.. He went into the Navy at 18 yrs old..He took training to be in a flight crew..He read the computer in the plane when they went over enemy territory..Oh how  proud we were of him.He then got more schooling and is now a light designer in Australia…We called him Jimmy Mike…Later his sisters and brothers called him Jimmy Mack,,i guess that was more Up town hu?But some how  the children of your youth mean something that no one else cud understand,,All of my children are so set apart in my heart..Each one lives in a different part of my soul …and your soul never ages..Mary was born as Jimmy was heading off to the Navy..A cold wind seemed to blow over my heart as my son left home..i held my Baby Mary close as if to comfort my heart..But one child cant take the place of another one,.My son was my own and lived in a different chamber of  my heart.i remember one winter evening when it was just the oldest 3 and me..John was a baby.It was  dark outside..i told Jimmy “i am going to walk to the mail box,,i will be right back..” i wrote to Jim every day..i remember so clearly ..i had on my black leather gloves and my coat with the fur collar..as i walked in the snow up to the mail box..i felt so lonely and so full of depression,,i kept looking down at my gloved hand as the street lights shone on me,,in my hand was yet another letter to Jim,..i kept praying to Jesus,,,”When Lord,,,,oh when will Jim change?” When will things ever be right? How many more letters will it take ,,how  many more days until this Hell is over,? How long ..how long Lord ?”i felt like my writing to Jim didnt mean anything,,But the letters did mean so much to Jim,,he loved my writings..But i never understood that until many yrs later..Some of my teachings on the Word of God that were not personal Jim gave to other prisoners to read as the letters spoke  of hoping and having faith in God..But so often even now   in these days i think about how i felt as i walked to the mailbox on that snowy evening ..And how i kept looking down at that letter held in my gloved hand,,crying “How Long Lord ..how Long?
 
 
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