Family Life

Welcome to Family Life. This is our place to share information about hospitality, crafting, relationships, families, raising children, parenting and topics specific to women and to share glimpses of our own family life.

Tzedakah Giving to Others

Tzedakah Giving to Others: Doing What is Right Tzedakah is a Hebrew word that comes from the word tzedek, which means justice or what is right. Throughout Torah it is used to mean righteousness. Within the scriptures both the TaNaK and the Renewed Covenant we clearly see the principle of charity or caring for and [Read On]

Fertility and the Role of Hormones and Passion

The ability to be fertile and bear children has been seen as a blessing by God-fearing and pagan cultures since the beginning of time. Let’s take a look at fertility and the role of hormones and passion on our ability to bear children. The Biblical Pattern In the beginning, Yahweh’s first words to mankind contained [Read On]

Children are a Blessing

Children Are A Blessing from the Lord! The Psalmist wrote: “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.  As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.  Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them…” (Psalm [Read On]

Birth Control and the Bible

Let’s take a look at Birth Control and the Bible: Information about some of the hazards of some of the popular birth control methods and an introduction to what Scripture has to say on the subject. All methods of birth control work by either preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus of [Read On]

Fertility and Scripture

In the beginning, Yahweh’s first words to mankind contained within them an excellent tool that men and women can use to determine the state of their overall health. So let’s look at fertility and Scripture… “So Elohim (God) created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female [Read On]

Sukkot Celebration Ideas

  Sukkot or the Feast of Tabernacles is the last of the Feast celebrations for the Biblical year. It usually occurs sometime during the month of October, depending on the beginning of each new Biblical year. Scripture tells us to build sukkahs and to live in them for eight days. Having just finished celebrating this [Read On]

Sukkot Banners: Rejoice!

Fabric banners can be used as a visual display of our beliefs and faith. I like to make them for both the inside of our home and those that can be used out-of-doors too. I want to share with you our two Sukkot Banners: Rejoice and Yahweh. Both of these banners were made to be [Read On]

Natural Moth Repellent Sachets

It is easy to make your own natural moth repellent sachets from fresh dried herbs, essential oils, scraps of linen fabric and ribbon. The clothes eating moth is attracted to natural organic animal fibers such as wool, alpaca, mohair, cashmere and to animal furs like rabbit, mink and fox. The female moth lays her eggs [Read On]

Clothing Moths How to Naturally Repel Them

With Summer here, it is time to put away our winter woolen clothing. However I need to put them into storage properly so that when I take them out next Fall, I won’t find damage from clothing moths. This article will tell you how to store wool clothing & naturally repel the dreaded clothing moths. [Read On]

Bottle Bomb and Yard Clean Up Warning

Is there a Bottle Bomb in my yard? These explosive homemade bombs can be called by other names such as “works bomb” or “drano bomb”. Curious children and youth have been making these bombs for many years just to watch them explode. However now things have turned to a more malicious act; these bottle bombs [Read On]

How to Preserve the Smell of Fresh Gardenias

I love the heady smell of fresh gardenias but the blooms are not long lived and the fragrance is soon gone. I try to take advantage of our blooming bushes by sitting near them, especially in the evening when their intoxicating fragrance is stronger. Would you like to capture this fragrance in a bottle and [Read On]

How to Wash Wool Clothing

Many people are switching from synthetic fibers to natural fibers for the clothes they wear. This means taking some extra care to keep these lovely items in perfect shape so that you will want to continue to wear them. We will show you how to hand wash wool clothing and access ores so that they [Read On]

Spicy Cream of Tomato Soup Recipe & A Funny Story

I really enjoy tomato soup and here is my super easy and super quick Spicy Cream of Tomato Soup Recipe. It has gourmet flavor and a surprising spicy kick. But first a funny story…When I was growing up I used to help my mom out in the summers by baby-sitting my youngest sister (we are [Read On]

Making A Sackcloth Tunic for Yom Kippurim Part 1

This year (2011) we are going to do something different to observe and celebrate the Biblical Feast of Yom Kippurim. We are not going to put on white linen as usual this year. Instead I am going to be making a sackcloth tunic, as a Garment of Affliction, and we will wear them for 24 [Read On]

Happy Healthy Homey and Set Apart

Why did I start this website? Because I am attempting to live a life that is happier, healthier, to make my home feel homey and peaceful and to follow Yahweh and be set apart for Him. I know what it is like to be depressed, unhappy, fearful and fixated on negative things and I am [Read On]