Homemaking: First time making BUTTER!

Hello beautiful people!

I am so excited! Homemaking has always been in my heart and only today I realized that this blog and all I am putting into practice in my everyday life, is homemaking. I have known that that was my intention but I didn’t see this blog as that per say. As a woman in Christ I strive and hope to be everything God has called me to be as a woman and to do it well. I love Proverbs 31, it’s such a beautiful encapsulation of a Godly woman. Some YouTube discussions I have watched on Godly women and relationships, shares that a lot of women are intimidated by the passage. However, when I look on women I know in the christian community, I see exactly those women. Also, they are older women who have been moving along with God in their lives and wouldn’t be where they are today without Him. Listening to the wisdom and life struggles and triumphs from older Mothers and wives, is where you see how God works in the world of women and men and how He build both sexes to be a team.

You see the beauty in the process and the growth of becoming a Proverbs 31 woman and I don’t mind waiting until I am older to become just that because God is all about the journey and I love surprises. Furthermore, we already are those women, it’s just waiting to meet the seasons in life were we learn to cultivate and enjoy each process and learning God amongst it all. Please know you do not have to be married in order to become a Proverbs 31 woman! God is our ultimate husband and if you are called to singleness, then know you can flourish just as well (and I think better) as a Proverbs 31 woman. Their is no distinction, because the woman described in Proverbs 31, is about the heart of a woman in God. A selfless Princess, who flourishes and brings her strength to all she does and helps anyone she can along the way. I definitely want to become the woman who God has called me to be! It’s interesting women are intimidated by this passage when a Mother herself made the list. If a Mother says, all women can do!

Something I think a lot of Christians miss is the beginning of Proverbs 31, King Lemuel’s Mother teaches him what it means to be a King, a man of God and then she describes a Godly woman, his Queen, his equal. A lot of pressure is put on women in the church but I think it’s time we see that the responsibility is equal on both men and women to use their gifts, strengths and callings to work as a united team, a royal family that God has called us to be.

“The sayings of King Lemuel—an inspired utterance his mother taught him.
2 Listen, my son! Listen, son of my womb!
    Listen, my son, the answer to my prayers!
Do not spend your strength on women,
    your vigor on those who ruin kings.
4 It is not for kings, Lemuel
    it is not for kings to drink wine,
    not for rulers to crave beer,
lest they drink and forget what has been decreed,
    and deprive all the oppressed of their rights.
Let beer be for those who are perishing,
    wine for those who are in anguish!
Let them drink and forget their poverty
    and remember their misery no more.
8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
    for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly;
    defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

The Virtuous Wife

10 Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.
15 She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.
19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle.
20 She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.
25 Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.”


– Proverbs 31

Anyway, all I was planning on sharing in this post was that I MADE BUTTER for the first time ever!!! Hahaha! And the link between homemaking and butter came from Mrs. Midwest. A beautiful woman of God who is cultivating the life of a homemaker and encouraging those with the same heart. Furthermore, showing love and acceptance to those who may find other lifestyles better suited to them. Mrs. Midwest is another blog, which I will link below and she also has a YouTube channel that she posts vlogs on regularly too. Today I watched her share how to make butter and it spurred me up enough to finally give it a go! And I did! Mum and I have talked about it off and on, and now I can finally say “I’ve made butter”. Some how saying that makes me feel like I’ve “made it”. I’ve completed the test of producing the source that keeps the heart of the home beating. Saying “I’ve made butter” is like tasting triumph on your lips and when you tell others they look at you with awe and honour. “You’ve made butter!?” “Yes.” I reply proud with my posture as tall as a cows back and chin up far enough to count a whole herd “Why yes. I have.” Now to only have that conversation and mull over it for centuries to come… *leaning chin on palm of hand, looking into the distant future. Imagining telling my children about how I, their Mother, made butter for the first time*.

So, here it is in images because you can’t not have evidence of such regal success.
And of course the method, whipping cream, heavy whipping cream or thickened cream you choose.
Pour the cream into a mixing bowl and either use a hand held mixer or lazy mixer (not hand held but done all by machine) like me and whip away until the butter separates from the milk.
You will see the butter form clusters and become kind of gross looking, like tofu and then as you keep mixing you see the milk spurt out like the first fresh squirt of the cows utter early in the morning.
Then as you see it separating more, stop.
Pour out the butter milk into a milk jug and scoop the butter into a cheese cloth to squeeze the excess milk out into the jug.
Place the butter into a container and leave in fridge to harden a little. I didn’t have a cheese cloth so I used the spatula to squeeze the butter on the sides of the mixing bowl so the milk trickled down the edge into the bottom of the bowl.
Also, the colour of the butter in the images IS the legit colour! No saturation, vibrance or extreme contrast. Simply light adjustments, a little contrast for the timber and clarity for the timber as well.

ENJOY! God Bless.

Love from,

Laura xo

Links to Mrs. Midwest:

Blog – https://www.mrsmidwest.com/blog

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOYm0tm472SIMVan6KSOuKg

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Remember whose you are.

I love you LORD. I am so thankful that you tear me apart to restore my heart with Your eternity.

Your soft words speak to me during trials and testings “a soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.” – Proverbs 15:1 NKJV

Your soft words speak to me during trials and testings “a soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.” – Proverbs 15:1 NKJV

You tear down my walls to rebuild walls built on Your rock foundation,

“again, I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! You shall again be adorned with your tambourines, and shall go forth in the dances of those who rejoice.” – Jeremiah 31:4 NKJV

“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to Me, and heard My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug up and load the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. .” – Luke 6:46-49

“I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” – Psalms‬ ‭16:7-11‬ NKJV

I pray that the LORD blesses you and keeps you all and I pray that your heart is open and ears are ready to hear His beautiful, lovingly soft whisper tell You how much He loves you. And I pray His strong majestic and faithful heart speaks sternly to your heart and spirit about WHOSE you are and what it means to be a child of His kingdom or if you want to become a child of His kingdom, that He reveals Himself to you and lavished you in the love that overflows from His sacrifice and resurrection on the cross, in which He did to give you shower you in such love and that you may receive it to the width and depth and height that it is.

“May be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height – to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” – Ephesians 3:18-20

In Jesus powerful name, Amen xo

God’s everlasting mercy.

I pray this blesses you and overwhelms your spirit as much as it is mine.

“Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace; Thereby good will come to you. Receive, please, instruction from His mouth, And lay up His words in your heart. If you return to the Almighty, you will be built up; You will remove iniquity far from your tents. Then you will lay your gold in the dust, And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks. Yes, the Almighty will be your gold And your precious silver; For then you will have your delight in the Almighty, And lift up your face to God. You will make your prayer to Him, He will hear you, And you will pay your vows. You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways. When they cast you down, and you say, ‘Exaltation will come! ’ Then He will save the humble person. He will even deliver one who is not innocent; Yes, he will be delivered by the purity of your hands.” – Job‬ ‭22:21-30‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

God bless you all!

Love from,

Laura xo

Psalms in a song

“All that matters is that I have You

My greatest desire

Minister to my heart Jesus and make me more like you

You are my rock,

there is no unrighteousness in You

The safety in You,

allows me to run wild with Your truth

For as I face the darkness,

with your light

I can longer be confined

You are renewing my mind

Your mercy and Your faithfulness shall be with me

Your hand set over above all of the seas

Your spirit through the rivers

Your covenant with me

Your love endures forever

The king of all kings

As you sit on your throne

We shout Father Oh Father Your holiness reigns forever

Your holy anointing flooding all over me

This tabernacle I can enter with glee

Your holy ground breathing under my feet

The breath of your freedom awakening me

You shall flourish on high forevermore

Our enemies will perish and they shall be no more

You have planted us faithful in the house of the Lord,

in the courts of your kingdom,

in this secret place

Your throne is established,

it cannot be erased

You have sworn by Your holiness

The words from Your lips

Of blessing and conquer over all our conquests.” – L.A MacDonald

Based on Psalms 89, 91, 92, 93

God’s Gift.

Good morning All!

I am so excited (and nervous) to be heading back to the big city today, MELBOURNE!

Something I have learnt a lot in the past couple of years, living out of home, is that letting go of past seasons is extremely important to embrace the new seasons.

Expectations in a new season that God gives us is important, but whether it is OUR own expectations rather than God’s is another matter.

“I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope.”

– Psalms 130:5

Not letting go of our expectations from a season past, into a new season is only going to rob us of the blessings, contentment and joy in the new season. It is hard at first to surrender our own expectations and live listening solely on His word but as soon as He starts being the centre of everything you do and all decisions you make, something amazing happens – you crave Him. You crave Him more than the season you are in and the seasons coming!

Of course, that doesn’t mean you won’t have hopes for the future, husbands, wives, fulfilling your call, getting that job, but whatever God wants for you becomes more important. CHOOSE GOD NOT THE GIFT! Because without God there is no fulfilment or satisfaction in the gift!

“But the Angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” So he said, “Here I am.””

He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.””

– Genesis 22:11-12

God asked Abraham to sacrifice his gift from God – his son. And because Abraham obeyed God in preparing to do so, he was able to keep his gift. God does not break His promises but He does want us to choose Him over them, ““Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;”

– Deuteronomy 7:9

God is the promise giver and a rewarder. He wants to fulfil His promises and gifts for you and to you, in a way that we may reap them to His fullness. The fullness He intends us to live in.

“may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”

Ephesians 3:18-19

Bless you All!

Love from,

Laura xo

FULLNESS 🌿 2018

Hello All!

Over the past year, God has shown me that all the troubles from my past, that I have surrendered to Him, and what He teaches me through renewing my mind in His ways, that released me from the bondage of past sins, is that all of it is for future ministry.

All of it is to help those who are fighting the same battles and through His grace, I can help them. Your challenges, your sins and your accomplishments through Christ to overcome them, are not only for you, but for fellow children and children to be, of God’s kingdom.

I face my past every time I come home. Whether it’s people, places or things. God has forgiven me through repentance and has forgotten my sins. And He loves me still and always did even in my past.

“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.” – Isaiah 43:25

He has made me white as snow, ““Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.” – Isaiah 1:18

And He has made YOU white as snow. He can make YOU white as snow. People who have given their hearts to God, YOU are now living in the liberation of Jesus Christ,

People who want to know Jesus, YOU CAN live in the liberation of Jesus Christ, which He bought for YOU with HIS blood. The purest blood of all.

“Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” – Hebrews 10:19-22

God doesn’t reveal our sins to us to condemn us but to give them to Him so He can replace it with His fullness, His grace and His never-ending mercy. No sin is to great for Jesus to take away through repentance.

“who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.” – Titus 2:14

Sin is the result of a lack of God. You lack love, you have hate. You lack patience, you become impatience and also anger. You lack love, lust devours you. That’s why it is so important to gain knowledge and understanding in Gods word and His ways, to grow and water the fruits of the Spirit and the spiritual gifts. And to simply understand what it means to live in the fullness that God DESIGNED us to live in. And it all comes from God’s WORD!

“to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” -Ephesians 3:19

There is so much more on this that I feel pressed to share with you all. But for now, know that God’s desires are Jesus’ desires (something he has recently shown me as well). These desires are for you to become completely selfless, to give your lack to Him so that He can fill YOU up with His healing loving Spirit, so YOU can live in the FULLNESS of our Lord Jesus Christ.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” – Psalm 23:1

“Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, each to his own, and will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” – 1 John 16:31-33

God Bless!

Love from,

Laura xo

Golden Glory

“You have encapsulated me in Your glorious light

This rushing of gold

How Your anointing oils bleed from my hands and temples

How my pillars stand tall on your unwavering ground

How the Holy Spirit dances and the angels sing loud

What ruptures of grace welling up inside

How glorious the fire running through my veins

The living blood of Jesus is written on my heart

Every cell in my being bursts in praise for you

Nothing can conquer the light inside of me

Because that Light is You.” – L.A MacDonald

Light of my life.

He holds my right hand and I hold His right hand.

“Nevertheless I am continually with You; You hold me by my right hand.”

Psalms 73:23

“I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.”

Psalms 16:8

He sees behind me because He is facing me, my right hand is in His and His right hand is in mine.

He sees behind me, He sees my past, He sees what may try to attack, He sees it all.

“For you shall not go out with haste, Nor go by flight; For the LORD will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.”

Isaiah 52:12

“Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.”

Isaiah 58:8

Yet He is focused on the light on my feet and the light in my next step.

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” – Psalm 119:105

“I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, And crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, And not forsake them.”

Isaiah 42:16

Jesus doesn’t need to look upon where I am headed because He has already made the journey, He has already reached that destination for you. The Father. The Highest. God.

“For the LORD’s portion is His people; Jacob is the place of His inheritance.”

Deuteronomy 32:9

“O LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot.”

Psalms 16:5

God has brought to light to me a lot more recently that we, His people are His inheritance and He is ours and well as the places He has prepared for us in heaven.

God Bless.

Love from,

Laura xo

The Fruits of Everlasting Life.

The fruits of the Spirit are planted within us when we have given our hearts to God and are baptised in the Spirit.

Water them, nurture them, ask God to take you through them, to teach what each one means and what they are for.

What areas of your life they need to grow in and how all of them help grow the other.

Then once the orchard has grown you can share the fruits of the Spirit with all who yearn for it.

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.”

Ephesians 5:8-10

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”

Galatians 5:22-23

“Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

II Corinthians 3:17

“But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.”

Romans 6:22

God Bless!

Love from,

Laura xo