Friday, January 19, 2007

His Dream Is Your Dream!

Instead of what am I going to do for me, think, what is my dad or my Husband's dream? What can I do to help make that dream come true? As you are a young woman still living at home, you are still under his protection, and therefore, his dreams and his goals, should be yours. If he has a dream to go and become a farmer, do not degrade him, help him, by making it possible. If he wants to do a crazy thing, like give up your comfortable life, and become a missionary to some foreign country, encourage him, do not whine and fuss, and say, "All my friends are here!" Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the others gold. Your family should be your bestest of friends. After all, who but they, know you the best? If your Dad has a dream, " We are going to sell the house, and travel around in an RV, and help other christians," then do it. Smile, take what is the most important to you, with you. If you have a desktop computer, sell it and buy a laptop. It is much easier to travel with it, then with a full sized one.Or an outragous dream, I cannot even mention, do not argue with your Dad. You are still under his authority. Stay with it, and you will be rewarded for your efforts.

I know, your dreams of going to college, and getting a career, and an appartment, is a shadow now, but what is more important, College, or family life? If you think college is the most important, then your thoughts are messed up( pardon the word). I do not think that any woman should consider a career, outside of what her father, or husband want her to do. My Dad has this dream of becoming self suffient, and living off of the land. We have not the resources to do it here, but we are working toward that goal. And his dream, has always been to work for himself. We have also worked toward that too. Now, I have a business, that is keeping me at home, and we are in the process of getting Daddy Home. The thoughts of college, and career, went right out the window. It is a joy to stay at home, and work with those, you are the closest to. My siblings and I, yes we fuss and fight. But I would preferr to learn and sharpen my skills with them, then to be whacked out by the world. I worked in the world, for a time, and let me tell you, I never want to go back. The enviroment is such, that it is disgusting! Do not desire it, to save your life!

Well, I hope, even though this is short, that it will be helpful to you. I do not claim to know the answers, but I am just giving you some of my experiences. I have learned alot. I was a messed up kid, when I was in my early teens. I had the worst tantrums a girl could have. I felt unloved, and deprived. I realize now, as my 25th birthday approaches, that it was for my own good, that I had those restrictions, and depravity. My parents cared enough, to see that I learned the valuable lesson of what it means to stay at home. I hope, that in the future, you will consider, everything your parents say, and think, " Should I really be thinking about doing this? Is this what is pleasing to God, and to my Dad? Being unselfish in your younger life, will go a long way for you, in your early adult years. Please girls, I beg you, to stop what you want to do, and start on your Dad's dreams!
In the path of the Crucified Saviour,
Perennial Pioneer

Keepers at Home

Genesis 2:18 says, " It is not good that man should be alone. I will make him an HelpMeet for him."

An HelpMeet? Not a partner in the work place, not a comrade in the world? An HelpMeet? We were meant, created by God in the beginning, to be helpmeets? We are not to be the provider, we provide our men with the comfort and sustainment, they need, after fighting in the world, to provide for us. We are not out working in a job, so that we can get finer things, that our husbands or Dads cannot provide us with. Maybe we were not meant to have those things?! And instead of being gone when he comes home, you are setting the table for dinner, the children are happily playing or doing their chores, all have smiles on their faces, because Mom or Big Sister were home, making sure that they grow up strong, to fight the foes of this world, like Daddy does. We can be business women, but from our home. My Mom is the manager of our homebusiness, yet she manages her home, too. She also helps my Dad with his hopes and dreams. She is a domestic Entrepenuer! And quite an inspiration for me. Proverbs 31:10 says, " Who can find a virtuous woman? For her worth is far above rubies? I don't know about you, but I would like to be just that!

Titus 2 says, "That the older women teach the younger women, to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be descreet, chaste, good, keepers at home, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed."Why are they then telling them, to go to college, and get a carreer? Is a keeper at home not good enough? Why are they not following the instructions of Paul? Please answer me that? Is it because we have forgotten our true purpose and the reason for our existance, and we try to measure up to the equality of men? We are to be the weaker vessels! Yes, I know, that men are not men anymore. But you are not helping any. Let the company fall if it has to, for the man to see that you are no longer in charge. To me, sober means, responcible. And then to love their husbands. That is clear, and to love their children, no question about that. To be discreet. Now that is a tough one. What is discreet? It is to be quiet, to be shy, and to let the men be the talkers, and the movers. Chaste, hmm? I think that means, to stand back, and let the man be the leader, and to not draw attention to yourself. My job as a daughter of the King, is to be at home, and serve my family. 1 Peter 2:9 says, " For ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: which in times past were not a people, but are now the People of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy." That verse sounds of sweet music to my ear. And there is another verse in Psalms saying, The kings daughter is all glorious within the palace.Psalms 45:13." I would love to be all glorious. This is not an earthly pride, but that of shewing my King's glory. I purposed from then and there, to start thinking of my life, as very valuable and instrumental in getting fellow princesses back on the road to pleasing and helping my King.
There is a saying, Behind every great man, is a great woman." That is so true. But notice, is says behind every great man, is a great woman. Not in front of him. Good, means to be good. You make your own definition of that one. Keepers at home, now that is a tough one. Most often, the women say, " Oh, I am a keeper at home. I cook, clean, and raise my children. But it is more then just that. If the woman says she's a keeper at home, and yet, spends most of her time, on the road, or in town shopping, then she is not a keeper at home. She is a gadabout. A keeper at home, keeps at home, or stays at home. If she does need to go somewhere, for groceries or clothes, then she must conclude her business as quickly as possible, and get right back home. You have a man to care for. Do not waste your time talking with friends, and neglecting your family. Obedient to their own husbands. Yes, it means in everything. I do not mean, when you feel like it, or if it suits your purpose. EVERYTHING! Including if he says, " I don't want to go to church no more." You and the children stay at home, and be a good wife. God honors an obedient wife rather then a disrespectful worshipper.We do not want to be blasphemers of the Word of God. He says, THe husbands will be won by the conduct of the wives.This applies to the daughters as well. If your Dad says, " I do not want you to go to see that movie, it could be harmful to your soul." Do you say, " Well, I am an adult now. I can handle anything. He cannot tell me what to do, anymore." He is your protector, while you remain unmarried, and he wants your soul to be secure and sweet, until the day you give yourself to the man of your dreams. I have fallen short of this so often. I am human too. But that is no excuse. Or if he says, " Go change. You look like a harlot." Do not argue with him. Think about it, what he may be saying is true. He is just protecting you, shielding you from unfriendly eyes. Too many girls have been very badly hurt, and you know why, because they didn't listen to the warnings of their fathers, when they told them to change. So, please, listen to the words of a caring Princess, and listen to your men!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Salutation to you!

Greetings to you, from the Perennial Pioneer! The Perennial Pioneer means Enduring and Preparing for others to follow!
God has laid it on my heart, to make this a published e-letter, to encourage and guide you on your path to womanhood.
We as princesses need to show the dying and lost world, what a True Daughter of a King, is made of. She is full of grace, meekness, humility, honor toward her earthly father, modest in spirit, and physically. She must try not to attract attention unnessisarily to herself, and to alsways put her King's will before her own. His desires, his wants as a King, a need to reflect the face of our Heavenly Father. We are the glory of our father. We are the Polished Cornerstones and Pillars in our King's Kingdom. Let us reflect his glory and Greatness!

In the past, I had problems. My life was unsure. I had graduated from highschool homeschool, at the age of 19, and I had nothing else to do. I knew that it was wrong for me to get a job out of the home but I knew, that if I did, it would be my choice, not my parents. I had asked myself, " What am I going to do with my life?" Many of you have experienced that. Well, I asked myself that, and I didn't like the answer God gave me. I was told, that going to college and getting a job, would be unwise for my already fragile faith in God. But as a typical human being, I didn't listen to the still small voice of God.
I got a job at a local grocery store. What a horrible mistake that was! I had persecution from both sides, and I couldn't handle it. I quit working after a few months, because my health was getting bad, but also because I found out my boss was Gay. I couldn't work for a man, who didn't honor the natural creation of why he was made. I heard the voice say again say, " I have a perfect work for you, a better work. You just need to trust me!" So, I trusted him. I had learned that the job I had was not helping me find my life, but distroying it. I had to find a different way. Surely God didn't mean for me to be idle, and sit around at home, doing nothing important. I thought I had heard a voice telling me it was ok, that getting a job, and going to college, would be good for me, that it was part of God's Plan.
My family worked in a homebusiness for a while, and I began to be the integral hub for the business. My sisters and I had started it, as a pocketmoney business, so that we would not have to have a job in the world. I got greedy and wanted more spending money. So I got a job. I learned my lesson. Now both my younger sisters are out of the home, one married and expecting their first baby, and another one engaged to be married, had been the main helpers in the business. Now, since they have left, my only choice was to get a job. I couldn't work the business by myself. Or could I? I felt I didn't have the strength for it.

My inner thoughts were, " I will never become someone great, if I don't go to college and do something, that will help impact the world." I started to think, and for a long time listened to the inner voice I thought was the Lord. It led me down a dangerous and dark path full of trouble, and yet attractive to a floundering princess. I started to wear clothes taht were college oriented. Pants, sleeveless shirts, cutting my hair short. I was ready to go! I even got my Placement test don, so that I could see where I needed to go!

But an inner voice, began to whisper in the still small voice. It said, " This is not what I have planned for you. I have something far greater than you can imagine" I sat and asked, " Is what I am doing, in accordance with God's will? After all, I am single, and have nothing else to do. And besides, how am I to met my Prince Charming, if I don't go to college?"
Well, in October, after a long visit to my Dad's brother's house, I was depressed. The strings of the world were pulling on me one way, and the whisper of the Lord was pulling me the other. I felt like I was on a rack, and they were stretching me. I cried out to the Lord, " Show me Your Will!
One day, a dear friend, whom I value very highly, suggested my Mom listen to a CD on Virtuous Daughters. My Mom did, and she liked it so much, she begged me to listen to it. I took the CD, and set it on the shelf. I was not ready for anything, of that kind, yet I had asked the Lord to show me His will. I was waiting for a word from Him. How blind I was to assume, I would hear just from Him!

I was making bread one morning, and a thought came to me, " I am tired of listening to my country music and praise music. Why don't I listen to that CD Mom wanted me to." So I took it out to the kitchen(we have a licenced kitchen) and plugged it in.

I thank my King to this day, for the blessing of that CD.It changed my perspective on what my role as a Princess. For the first time in my 25 short years, I knew my purpose for being here. I was not to seek a carreer in the world, or try to the be most popular person in the world. That is the mind of the women of the world, the Feminists, who think they have rights to do exactly the same as men. Get a job, work to provide, because your husband or Dad is not earning enough for your needs. Get a degree, so that you can prove you are not worthless. They are the ones, deceived by the Devil, who said that a keeper at home, was worthless. I pray this will help you!

My job as a Daughter of a King is to be at hom, and serve my family. 1 Peter 2:9 says, " For ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people; that ye should shew for the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:which in times past were not a people, but are now the People of God: which had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy." That verse spoke to me of the fact, " As I am of a royal household, I am to shew forth the praises of Him who called me out of darkness. And there is another verse, in the book of Psalms, that says, " the King's daugher is all glorious within the palace. Psalm 45:13. I love to be all glorious This is not an earthly pride, but that of shewing my King's beauty, and glory. I purposed from then and there, to start thinking of my life, as a very valuable and instrumental in getting fellow princesses back on the path to pleasing and serving our King!

Our next topic will be on Keepers at Home! Please stay tuned next week!
God bless you!

The Perennial Pioneer

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