Saturday, May 28, 2011

Blogs I visit daily: Blessed Homemaking

Hello friends. How are you? We are busy here in the Slinkard household. Weddings, graduations and possibilities!

I have been wanting to direct you to a friends blog, Blessed Homemaking, for some time! It truly is one of the prettiest around, her writing is God centered and Mrs. Q is an inspiration to me! Here is some info about her and her blog:

~Hello! Thank you for stopping by to visit me here on Blessed Homemaking. The purpose of this blog is to encourage you in the role of being a keeper at home. I hope you will stay awhile and take a little rest here with me. Enjoy your visit and please drop me a line to let me know you were here.~

I am a homemaker, wife, & homeschooling mom of 6 wonderful children here on earth and two in Heaven with Jesus. We have 5 girls and 1 boy. They are a source of great joy for me. I am by no means an expert on homemaking, but I love the title "Keeper at Home" that God has given me and would love to share my adventures and learning experiences I have with you along the way on this most sacred journey.

I love to draw and paint when I have time, as well as make other things by hand. You may find some of my artwork at my art blog Art for the King. I also have an Etsy shop and a few things for sale on Zazzle.

If you need to contact me, you may email me at

Thank you so much for taking the time to share with me and for stopping by to say hello. I do love my readers' comments. May God bless you.

Mrs. Q

Thank God, O women for the quietude of your home, and that you are queen in it. Men come at eventide to the home; but all day long you are there, beautifying it, sanctifying it, adorning it, blessing it.

Better be there than wear a queen's coronet. Better be there than carry the purse of a princess. It may be a very humble home. There may be no carpet on the floor. There may be no pictures on the wall. There may be no silks in the wardrobe; but, by your faith in God, and your cheerful demeanor, you may garniture that place with more splendor than the upholsterer's hand ever kindled.

~ T. DeWitt Talmage

Christian motherhood means dedicating your entire life in service of others. It means standing beside your husband, following him, and investing in the lives of children whom you hope will both survive you and surpass you. It means forgoing present satisfaction for eternal rewards. It means investing in the lives of others who may never fully appreciate your sacrifice or comprehend the depth of your love. And it means doing all these things, not because you will receive the praise of man — for you will not — but because God made you to be a woman and a mother, and there is great contentment in that biblical calling.
~Doug Phillips

I work for a King. He has put me in charge of his home. When He comes to see how I have managed His possessions and His children, I do not want to be found wanting. I want to do my best. Everything I have is on loan from Him. I have room and board and a job to do, but it is all for Him. Therefore I want to dress my best and do my best in all my work. I also want to be creative, for this is a sincere attempt to glorify Him and His beautiful creation. How I manage my home is a form of worship to Him.

~Lydia Sherman

Please visit her here and let her know I sent you!

Blessings, Tracylea

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Favorite Blogs

Hello sweet friends. Hope this day is sunny where you are. It is cloudy and rainy here, but to have a garden and flowers we must have rain, right???

I wanted to remind you that I have a passion for blogs. And because of this I like to keep a long list of my favorite blogs, they are listed here to the left. Please feel free to click on any. And because I love you and blogs both, please add your favorite to comments and I will try to highlight a few in the next weeks.

Blessings, Tracylea

Friday, May 20, 2011

His Servant

I want to be the type of Christin that not only speaks my beliefs, but lives them out fully as well. I have a passion for Christ and living like Him. I believe that my spirituality requires a soldier's discipline and not just a bunch of fish stickers in my car windows. I hope by meeting me, talking to me and reading my work that you see how wonderful being a servant of the Most High God is.

This is what I want to be.......................I am not quite there yet.

What do you want to be for Him? And how can you get there?

Blessings, Tracylea

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Blog going radical ????

Hello sweet friends and how are you today? I am doing well. Right now we are overwhelmed with the way the Lord is working in our lives. YAHOO~! But maybe more on that later, :).

I am going to be posting a survey for you ladies to fill out. It pertains to the content here at A Mother's Apron. I have been holding some, well alot, of blogs back from posting because I am concerned they they would be considered "radical" and offend. By offend I hope I mean convict. The bible is clear in spelling out our roles as wives, mothers and keepers of our homes. I have felt the Lord leading me to post these blogs and let the comments fly, lol. But I would love to know what you think. Are you open to taking a look at your role, in the Lords eyes? Or should I just keep AMA as is and not stir your hearts? I would appreciate any comments.

Blessings sweet ones, Tracylea

Monday, May 16, 2011


2 Peter 1:5-8 (English Standard Version)
5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessings, Tracylea

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Favorite Blogs

Here is one of my all time favorite blogs: Two Maids A Milking

I was thinking that today would be a good day to do some baking! And tada the Maids have a recipe just for me! Enjoy!

And if you are lucky enough to call Indiana your home please consider visiting the maids at Kelsay Farms this fall!

Blessings, Tracylea

Thursday, May 5, 2011

"This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience - it looks for a way of being constructive.
Love is not possessive.
Love is not anxious to impress nor does it cherish inflated ideas of its own ideas.
Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage.
Love is not touchy.
Love does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails.
Love knows no limits to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that stands when all else has fallen."
— Elisabeth Elliot (Let Me Be a Woman)

Monday, May 2, 2011


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Blessings, Tracylea


About Me

A Keeper of My Home, a wife, a mother, a friend, A God lover, Christ worshipper. I am wife of one really cute man, mommie of one fantastic son and daughter of Christ. I love to Keep My Home. It is my favorite thing to do.