THE WOMANLY ART of THRIFT
"I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread". Ps 37:25 KJV
Many families today are feeling anxious about the economic climate. They worry about rising prices of food and clothing, petrol, gas, electricity and more. When wives and mothers trawl the frugal websites, instead of their anxiety diminishing, they become more fearful as, among the useful information they glean, there is much fear-mongering and general gloom and doom to assail them. They tighten their belts with a heavy heart and daily life takes on a dark cloud of despair.
This can result in the woman's entire family taking on her anxiety and heaviness, as she is the one who most influences the mood of her family and home. By learning and practising the womanly art of thrift, the home-maker can instead, make a truly positive difference. She can enjoy a richer, more meaningful and satisfying life. She can save money in myriad ways, while spreading a sense of peace and contentment throughout her family and home. She can learn how liberating it is to not be twitched by the clever marketing ploys of the world, designed to make people feel poor, envious, greedy, and always unsatisfied.
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Phil 4.19
In the next post, I hope to share some suggestions and tips, from my own experiences and others which may be of some encouragement to others. They may just inspire you to develop the art more deeply than myself. I would appreciate any comments which are of a helpful and up-building nature. However any comments which are offensive or contentious will be ignored.