Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November-A Maiden is Forgiving......

...To Her Siblings:
“What comes out of your mouth is what is in your heart,” goes a popular saying in our household. It is true; what we think in our hearts and minds we sometimes say outloud-sometimes getting us into trouble. There are times when a sibling seems to be antagonizing you; in your flesh, you lash out at him/her in anger and annoyance. This reveals your heart attitude towards your siblings which is: they are bothersome little creatures who seem to only exist to annoy. This heart attitude needs to be swept out of anyone's heart, including mine. When my siblings grumble, whine or are excessively noisy and playful, instead of being gracious and cheerful, I am condemning and annoyed. This attitude is not pleasing to, most importantly, the Lord, and secondly, my parents. When one of my younger siblings throws a temper tantrum, after Mum corrects them and their punishment is over, they are usually still pouting and angry they got punished. Instead of saying mean comments that just set them off again, I should be kind, gentle and smiling towards them, or stay out of their way until they cool off. If the Lord forgave us and forgot our grievous sins towards Him, how much more should we then forgive and forget our younger siblings' faults? Our parents forgive our arrogant hearts and harsh words that we carelessly utter, how much more should we then forgive a child's slip of the tongue and fits of temper? Grace is perfectly free-we did nothing to earn it, we can do nothing to earn more, we do not deserve it nor ever will. Our hearts should seek to love our siblings as the Lord, in His love and mercy, loved us by extending endless fountains of grace upon us. We must extend loving grace to our siblings, whether we feel they deserve it or not. Because no one deserves grace; God gave it to us anyway.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Book Review by Maiden Meghan

Feminine by Design by Scott T. Brown
A Book Review
In today's self-focused society, it is hard to find good, encouraging books that turn young ladies eyes away from themselves and onto striving to be a Godly young lady, daughter and sister. There is a wide variety of books and devotionals for Christian young ladies today but it has proved challenging for me to find the really good books that dive into scripture to show God's desire and plan for females. One such book my family has been privileged and blessed to find is Feminine by Design, written by Mr. Scott T. Brown.
Scott T. Brown touches on these twelve very important facets of a Biblical woman:
An Image Bearer
A Woman, Not a Man
A Disciple
A Member of the Church
A Demonstration of Unfading Beauty
A Helpmeet
A Trustful and Submissive Wife
A Keeper at Home
A Domestic Entrepreneur
A Fruitful Bearer of Children
A Teacher of the Next Generation
A Godly Mentor
This wonderful book is a must-read for all Christian young ladies who desire to follow the Lord's Biblical pattern for their lives. In my opinion, it is not a hard read in the least, nor is it lengthy. Scott T. Brown touches on all these facets of a female's Biblical role and before saying anything about what he believes, he states the scripture and then supports the scripture. This book is truly a God-send for young ladies who live in the world, but desire to not be of the world.
Author's Note:
I'm sorry this took me so long to complete! I'll try and write more soon. :) ~Maiden Meghan~

Monday, October 6, 2008

Feelin' Feminine

From LAF:
Join the Femininity Revolution!
Miss Jocelyn at would like to invite you to visit the site and join them this week, starting Monday, to participate in the Feelin' Feminine Challenge. You're also encouraged to sign your name to the Feelin' Feminine petition and send your feminine photos in to be archived on the site! The purpose of the Feelin' Feminine site is to "encourage, inspire, and challenge young ladies to rediscover the treasure of dressing femininely modest. So we may be an example in a world where true beauty has been lost that we may bring glory to God." Please come and join us!

This is a great website that encourages young ladies, women, girls, maidens to dress and act femininely for the glory of God!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Femininity in the Face of Persecution

If you're like me, who hasn't grown up for the most part amongst Christians that believe in godly masculinity and femininity, then you have probably faced a bit of persecution.
It is possible to keep femininity when others are slandering you for just that. When they mock your skirts or your long hair or your kind, submissive manner, it's usually really hard to not mock them back for their lack of those such things.
In Matthew 6:38-39(NKJV), Jesus says, "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I tell you not to resist and evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.'"
Clearly we are to accept persecution in a godly way. There is nothing feminine about slapping the person back! Instead, there is something feminine about a young lady who simply blesses her 'enemy' and prays for her; who gently turns the other cheek and radiates God's love about her.
"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven...for if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the [non-Christians] do the same?...Therefore you shall be perfect[mature] just as your Father in heaven is perfect[mature]." Mtt. 6:43-48(NKJV)
Yikes! Does He really mean we're supposed to love, bless,
do good to, and pray for our enemies? Those who treat us spitefully? Those who scorn and mock us?
Many times have I wished, if only I had not reacted in that way. If only I'd simply smiled and blessed them for it! But I hadn't, and now not only they were sinning in mocking me, but now I had sinned in snapping at them.
James 3:6 states, "And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity. The tongue is set among its members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our lives, and is set on fire by hell." and farther down in verses 9-10, "With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God. Out of the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way."
If I snap at or slander someone who has been mocking me for my Biblical choices in dress, manner, etc, it looks to them that actually, it hasn't done me any good to make these choices, because I'm still just as unkind or unloving as before!
It is vital that we react in love and humility to persecution. It is quite easy to be filled with anger at the other people's actions, which were definitely unkind. That anger and hurt can oft breed hatred and can convince us that's it's okay to slander about them, since 'they did all that to me.' Then we turn and do exactly what they did to us, and spread lies and gossip and slander about them to other people. Watch out, lest you judge them and end up doing exactly what they are!
It is also so easy to fall into the trap that we don't deserve this persecution or why me, etc. That comes from pride- which should not be in our hearts in the first place. We must beg the LORD to take away our pride and self-pity and fill us with humility so that when persecution comes, we think of those in other countries who are getting much worse persecution; we think of those in times before who were tortured and martyred for the faith, so we would not be killed now for believing in Him. James 4:6-7 reminds us, "But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you."
We must trust God that what we are going through is for the best. We must submit to His amazing and holy will, because He knows.
Yes, it is possible to keep femininity in the face of persecution. It is very feminine to submit to His will and trust Him. It is very feminine to not fret or worry about losing friendships, and to show love to those who are treating you ill. It is very feminine to be content in your family's home and choices. It is very feminine to turn the other cheek and bless those who persecute you. It is very feminine to bow a knee before the LORD and thank Him for this persecution and to thank Him for the persecutor, and to beseech Him to bless their family and to draw them closer to Him.
Looking back, I can see that at times of persecution, my faith was perhaps the strongest. Truly, in China, where there is so much persecution, the Christians like to stay in China because they know if they come over here, where there is not intense persecution everywhere, their faith will become stagnant.
I can see that persecution has instilled in me a firmer belief that our choices are right. For, as it goes, If the world loves you, then there must be something wrong with you! Jesus said that we would be persecuted for His name. He warned us! Did we think that when we made these choices, there would be not persecution and that it would all be easy-going? Maybe so, but now we are reminded of our Savior's words:
"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."
What a reassuring verse! What joy it breeds in our hearts- that our LORD is over everything we will ever experience, and we have nothing to fear!
Indeed, it is so wonderful to have godly femininity and simply rest and trust in our Savior when trials come our way.
Praise the LORD!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Greetings and Salutations!

My name is Meghan and I am a fifteen year-old young lady who is in 10th grade-my ninth year of being homeschooled. I am in the midst of living out God's will for my life thus far in the form of a painful hip disability that limits my mobility. It's one of those disabilities that most people do not notice because I only walk with a slight limp and/or cane. God is good, for He is sharpening and refining me into gold through the fire of pain and limitations. I am the eldest of four children: my three siblings are: Sara, (12) Ronnie (6) and Anna (3). Our family is committed to following the Lord's leading in each and every area of our life. We believe in Biblical femininity and masculinity and weigh every issue we are presented with, based on what the Bible says. My family's beliefs are also my personal beliefs and I believe the highest calling, the Biblical calling of women, is to be a Godly, virtuous wife, mother and homemaker. I believe, the Lord does not wish for me to go to college but to stay at home, productively learning and helping from and in the home to be a Godly homemaker someday. My interests include writing, reading, cooking, baking, playing the piano, embroidery, crocheting and old movies. I enjoy reading classic fiction but have lately had to refrain from "Christian" romance novels because of the risk of an unhealthy influence. I also enjoy expanding my knowledge of the Lord by reading theology books, devotionals, and biographies of Christian men and women. May the Lord bless you and keep you!~Maiden Meghan~
Post-Script: I will be posting a book review on "Feminine by Design: the 12 Pillars of Biblical Femininity" by Scott T. Brown soon! It's a wonderful book and I highly recommend it!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Introductions- New Author, Abby Wilson

I'm the eldest of eight children, and I'm fifteen and in Grade 10 homeschool. (Is that too young to write?) I believe in a Biblical model of a home- where the father leads and loves, the mother follows and submits, and where the children are raised to be mighty arrows. I think it's safest and best for young women to stay at home until they marry(and it's good for guys to live at home until they marry, too). I made the 'major shift' to wearing skirts 99.9% of the time(except for sometimes at home or when swimming), and believe in godly courtship/betrothal. I am trying, by the Holy Spirit, to be modest, discreet, ladylike, feminine, sweet, gentle, peaceful, kind, loving. Of course none of those are perfected yet but one day, which I look forward to, in heaven, they will be! I believe the best thing ever is an intimate relationship with the LORD. I also believe that the highest calling for a mother is to be raising her children at home! As for my interests, I enjoy writing, sewing, dancing, photography, music-making(I play the violin and piano), playing with my siblings, singing with my family, babysitting, spending time with family and friends, having wonderful, long, conversations, going for walks, skiing, reading, and drawing. I work part-time for my grandpa, helping him with his accounting-for-disabled-people business. I'd love to work for my dear dad, but right now he doesn't have his own business but wants to have a family business so we can all be together more. We're living with my maternal grandparents because we haven't yet found a house(we moved back last year from living in another town for nearly two years). Late July to early September, my Grandma was in the hospital because she had a bowel perforation. Long story made short, she was in ICU for 2 weeks, in a coma for approx. 10 days, had about 6 surgeries, and had 6 doctors say she was a total miracle because there was less than a 50% chance of her survival. So right now we're caring for her(she's getting stronger!) and my grandpa, who is a quad.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

October- A Mayden is Feminine!

Ok, if any of you readers, have something to say about femininity, and want to share it with others, I would be glad to have you write something. Most of my writers are now writing for their own blogs and are dropping out. :( I am so sad, I will miss them terribly! I need some new authors who would like to write about the subjects we talk about on here. If anyone is interested, please contact me at: . If you want to write for Mayden Fair, please put Writing for Mayden Fair, on the subject line, and then send me a little posting about yourself.

Ok, so I am going to be working on an article for Femininity, and get it published before October arrives. I will see you girls there!

Until later,
Laura for Mayden Fair

I am still here!

Girls, I am sorry I haven't been on in a while. I have been on vacation since mid July. I just got back last week, and have been settling back into my daily routine, with some added extra things.

Mayden Fair is still a major part of my prayer life. I ask the Lord to bless those who want to follow Him, as His Maydens.

I hope you are all well, and thriving. If you have any questions, email me. My email is: and send me a note. I would love to hear from you.

I hope you all haven't given up on me. I have been busy, with visiting family and family coming to visit us. I am back on full boar now! Watch out, I will start writing some things that might be sensitive to some of you, but I will write them anyway, simply because, they need to be said!

Until later, my fine maydens so fair!

In Christ,

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Is God Romantic?

Ok, I want some articles on "Is God Romantic? I know some of you will probably think me a little weird, but this is what I want to do this month. So, do any of you have some things to write about this subject? Please share your thoughts!

Mayden Fair

It's A Choice!

Hello to all of you! I know, it has been a while, but I have been busy, with family things. I intend to write more, later. Much has happened in my life, since I last wrote!

Just wanted to encourage those of you, struggling to be stay at home daughters, who are receiving persecution from family and friends. Remember, it is the choice you made, and remember that you are only trying to please God, not your family members. Now if you Dad tells you that he wants you to get a job, as your spiritual leader, and head of the household, he has that right.If he tells you to do something morally wrong, then appeal to the higher Power, God, to have Him change the father's heart. He can do that you know! You are under his submission, until you are passed on to another, your future husband. So, be strong, and realize that being a stay at home daughter doesn't mean not getting a job,or working in the community, it means, being submissive to those in authority over you, and letting them guide you. Even if you think what they are doing is wrong, they are your authority, and they will be accountable for your choices. No one said it would be easy. Being a pioneer in starting the life of a stay at home daughter, it is hard for us not to say, "What will so and so think of me?" I am doing nothing with my life, according to them." So what? You are doing something according to God, and Jesus!

It's a choice", is a saying that I see on Mom's bathroom mirror everyday. It is a choice you make, to follow God, or to not follow God. It is your heart that tells you whether something isn't right, or is. It is the Holy Spirit prompting you!

Pray to the Lord daily for strength to endure the persecutions, for not being a "conventional career woman", and become an "unconventional keeper at home woman". We are starting a Rebolution, here. The Rebolution of Unconventional Women! Let us march onward, keeping our faces ever toward the one who never forsakes us!

Laura Hines for Mayden Fair

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Still here, and June's Mayden Subject!

Hello all! I am still here, just busy with Spring and Summer Projects. I will be able to write more often though, soon. So stay tuned and I will be able to get to you all!

First off, my grandparents are requiring more attention now, and I have started a sewing business, where I am keeping busy, while earning some money for the clothes I make.

I am also spending more time riding my bike, getting excerise and traveling around our neighborhood. With gas prices going up, we are not able to travel as often as we would like to, in a car. So we are converting to bike travel. I am getting a really nice bike, in the next few weeks, so that I can have one of my own, to go to town with, and to ride around the neighborhood.

Sometime soon,possibly the month of June,I will be discussing a subject that is important to most of us, To Court or Not to Court, that is the Question? If any of you have a testimony or thoughts you would like to share with us, please do not hesistate to share them. If any of you have any thoughts on dating, it's evils, advantages etc, it would be great too. I will do my best, to put everyone on here.

In the name of Christ,
Laura H.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

True Beauty: A Beauty of the Heart!

"True Beauty: a Beauty of the Heart"
Renee Pratt

I shook with laughter. I was sitting in one of those straight-backed office chairs that haunt dentist and doctor's offices across America. In my hands was a copy of a magazine I'd picked up after stuffing my Greek workbook in my backpack. A dentist's office was hardly conducive to studying Greek. The waiting room was filled with the cacophony of my younger siblings discussing and bantering across the room, accompanied by the radio.

The reason I was laughing? I was reading a story about a woman addicted to make-up. She had such a poor self-image, she couldn't think of going out to get her mail without a facial makeover. Deciding one day to nip this in the bud, she purposed to go without a speck of make-up. She groaned in the mirror as she charged herself up to head downstairs. What will my husband say? She thought.

Much to her surprise, this woman's husband looked up from his bowl of cereal and smiled, "Hey honey, you look fabulous today."

She was shocked. He couldn't just be trying to look nice. She hadn't told him about her plan. Later on as she finally ventured beyond her dooryard to pick up groceries at the store, she felt tempted to at least dab a little make-up on. Deciding against it, she jumped in her vehicle before she could change her mind and steeled herself for the stares she felt she'd receive.

She was in for another surprise. At the checkout, the cashier looked at her twice before saying, "What kind of foundation do you use? It looks great…natural."
The lady almost choked. Was this for real?
I'm not out to wage war on Cover Girl and Mary Kay. (You might think so, if you were aware that I knew so little about make-up I had too google for make-up companies!) I just want to make us ladies think. Where do we place our worth? What do we highly value and esteem? When we think of our image, what do we think of the most?

A maiden of God is beautiful. Even with ruddy cheeks and wind-blown hair. There is something beyond any outward discrepancy she might have (or think she has), that makes her charming. She doesn't have to be model thin like she may think, to be attractive. A truly beautiful woman is one who is….

Kind ~ A beautiful maiden has a tender heart towards others. She is sensitive to others needs and tries to think of ways she can help and aid other people. She is accommodating wherever she can be. She seeks ways to serve and minister. She lovingly extends herself beyond her comfort zone, in an effort to show the kindness of God.

Pure ~ A beautiful maiden has a pure heart. She is uncontaminated by the worldly and fleshly pursuits parading across the world on the television and radio, in the newspapers and magazines. She seeks to think only on things that are positive and upright. She desires to keep her hands clean. Her motives are sincere. She does nothing for personal gain.

I shared the story I read in the dentist office, because of what it made me think. What would our world be like if God's maidens would consider how their heart looked before greeting their families or entering public? What impact we could have as His daughters, if we would check and guard our hearts from evil or wrong, before communicating and interacting with others. The strength of our testimony would be phenomenal. Maybe some one would ask what we do to be so gentle. Or what makes our eyes shine so brightly.

A maiden of God is beautiful, because her heart is beautiful. Because He has renewed and redeemed her soul. She is cherished by a heavenly Father and loved by Him with a boundless love. She is refined and sifted by His hands and molded at His touch. She could cover her face with Mary Kay and have every hair in place. She could put on a dress with pastel flowers and slip on a pair of white sandals. But if her heart was ill towards others, if her spirit was one of complaint - she wouldn't shine forth, for true beauty is a beauty of the heart. ~

Renee Pratt is one of eight daughters - and she has five brothers too. Besides writing, she's a scrap booking junkie, a cookie guru and an avid reader.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Recipe Book has Arrived!

The Cookbook is finally here! Yes, but instead of calling it Keepers at Home Recipes, I am calling it the Always Incomplete Recipe Book. Because you will never have enough recipes and no end to them. I hope to have a second edition in a few years. But for now, welcome the Always Incomplete Recipe Cookbook Vol. 1. There are estimated about 170-200+ pages filled with recipes from keepers at home, and daughters at home!
Now, for those of you who would like to have the book in hard copy, we can ship it to you for. $20.00 including shipping.
We do have it in PDF format, for those of you who would like to pay less, and get it right away. The price is only $12.00 to anywhere in the world. And you will be able to print it off, and use it yourself.

International Inquiries!
For those of you out of the country, I can send you the cookbook for the same price as those in the the USA.

If you wish to buy this, please send payment via check or money order, as I have not established a paypal account yet. When I get your payment, I will send you a copy of the recipe book. Expect 2-4 weeks for handling and shipping.

Thankyou for your cooperation and patience. For more info, please email me, with the subject line reading: Recipe Book! at:

Monday, March 31, 2008

April is....A Mayden Is Beautiful! Continued!

April is truly A Mayden is Beautiful. I just got a bit mixed up. So, if any of you have something for this coming month, please share it. In May, we are talking about A Mayden Is Joyful! Please write about that too, if you have anything to contribute to that!

As usual, if you are not a part of this group, but would like to contribute, please email me with your article, and I will put it in here. I will post your email, and such, so that the people who read the post, will contact you, if they need to.

Please, I would like to continue Mayden Fair. If I don't get anything by June 1st, Mayden Fair will be discontinued and I will work on my other blogs, that are more prevelant in my life, at this time!

So, may the Lord bless all of you Maydens, and please, feel free to write whatever is on your heart, EVEN IF IT IS NOT ON THIS MONTHS AGENDA!

In Christ Alone,
Laura H.

Friday, March 21, 2008

What is Beauty?

What is beauty? Is it in the clothes we wear, the way we behave, or in the things we do?

I say no. Beauty is of a meek and quiet spirit, honoring the Lord, in spirit and in truth. Beauty is like that of the Virtuous Woman in Proverbs. Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but the woman WHO FEARS THE LORD, she shall be praised. Beauty is not of the flesh, but of the spirit.

Here is what two dictionarys say about the word beauty!

Main Entry: beau·ty
Pronunciation: \ˈbyü-tē\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural beauties
Etymology: Middle English beaute, bealte, from Anglo-French, from bel, beau beautiful, from Latin bellus pretty; akin to Latin bonus good — more at bounty
Date: 14th century
1: the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit : loveliness
2: a beautiful person or thing; especially : a beautiful woman
3: a particularly graceful, ornamental, or excellent quality
4: a brilliant, extreme, or egregious example or instance

One entry found.

Entry Word: beauty
Function: noun
1 the qualities in a person or thing that as a whole give pleasure to the senses
Synonymsattractiveness, beauteousness, comeliness, cuteness, fairness, gorgeousness, handsomeness, looks, loveliness, prettiness

Related Words:allure, appeal, attraction, glamour (also glamor); charm, elegance, exquisiteness, flawlessness, gloriousness, perfection, radiance, resplendence; desirability, desirableness

Near Antonyms: dreadfulness, foulness, ghastliness, grotesqueness, hideousness, loathsomeness, nastiness, offensiveness, repellency, repulsiveness, unattractiveness; blemish, flaw, imperfection

Antonyms:homeliness, plainness, ugliness, unsightliness

2 a lovely woman
Synonym:seyeful, goddess, knockout, stunner

Related Words:belle, charmer, honey

Near Antonym:shag, horror, witch

3 something very good of its kind — see jim-dandy

And here is the Hebrew reference for Beauty!

תּפארת תּפארה
tiph'ârâh tiph'ereth
tif-aw-raw', tif-eh'-reth
From H6286; ornament (abstractly or concretely, literally or figuratively): - beauty (-iful), bravery, comely, fair, glory (-ious), honour, majesty.

Here are some verses that talk about beauty, and some of it's disadvantages and advantages.

Psa 39:11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity.

Psa 45:11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.

Psa 96:9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.

Isa 28:1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine!

1Pe 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

1Pe 3:3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

So, I hope this has helped you a little about the beauty of our souls, and since we are to be imitaters of CHrist, we reflect his beauty. Amen!

Until next time,
Laura H.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Recipe Renegade

Hey sisters,
I have put together a recipe blog, for those of you who want to find some really good recipes. I will post recipes on this blog, once a day. Whatever recipe falls into my hands, I will put on this blog, for you to copy, paste, and print. This is not part of the recipe book I am doing. I inherited a whole lot of recipes from an older "adopted" grandmother, who wanted to get rid of them. So, I have some old antique recipes that I thought I could share with you. So, keep this in mind, as you are looking for something to cook for dinner.

Click on the link below, to find recipes!

The Recipe Renegade, Aka, Laura

Thursday, February 21, 2008

A Mayden is... Beautiful!

Greetings to all of you! This month we are writing about a subject many of us misinterpret. SOme of us have to think that we are beautiful because of our looks. Well, we can be beautiful in other things. Serving the family, spending time with others, and keeping your attitude pure, and positive. These are some of the attributes. If you have a subject within this subject, please don't hesitate to write it out.

If you would like to join the Mayden Fair team, please send me your name and email, and I will put you on here. I would like to get more members writing.

If you would like to just write one article, and not become a member, please send them to me, and I will post them for you. Send them to me at:

lmh4him(at)hotmail(dot)com (Replace the (at) with@ and the (dot) with . )

Until next time,
In Christ alone,
Laura H. Administrator

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Inheritance TV 1997

At the lush Evenswood estate in Concord, Massechusetts, Edith Adelon(Cari Shayne), a beautiful orphan lives as a paid companion to the daughter of the wealthy Hamilton Family, although they regard her as one of their own. Years ago, Henry Hamilton(Tom Conti) saved Edith from an Italian orphanage at the request of his long deceased brother. Now Edith is his daughter Amy's(Brigitta Dau) prized friend and confidante. And the Hamiltons await a trio of visitors for the annual Greens Cup horse race, Beatrice Hamilton(Meredith Baxter)asks for Edith's help in finding a suitable husband for a cousin, Ida Glenshaw(Brigid Walsh Brannagh), With one of the two visting eligable bachelors. But when it becomes clear the both the young men have affection for Edith and not Ida, jealousy soon developes, leaing to amilcious conniving and brutal backstabbing. Despite the growing love between Edith and one of the young suitors, because of their conflict social classes, the couple is reminded time and again that their love can never be.

The Inheritance is a story that centers onan innocent young woman's struggle to make sense of her position within the Hamilton household, and in society, and the love she feels for her patrons, as well as for a young man she can never marry.

You have to watch the movie to find out what happens in the end. I guaranty you will be pleased with it!

Check it out!

Laura Hines

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A Mayden Is.... Clean!

Ok, this month, we are going to focus on A Mayden Is... Clean! Yeah, not only in body, but in mind, and in soul! So, if any of you, have any subjects you want to write about, on this subject, please, let me know!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Our Cookbook is here(well, almost)

It's Here! The Cookbook of the Maydens! "The Always Incomplete Recipe Book"Yes, we are putting together our family favorite recipes, and compiling them in one cookbook for you. It will be made available, in hard copy. I haven't figured out yet, how to put things online electronically, but as soon as it is available online, I will let you know.

This cookbook will be available after the 1st of March, so if you have any recipes to contribute to it, before that date, I will put them in.

Oh, the recipe book will cost $11.00, including shipping. Yeah, I know, the shipping costs alot!

Friday, January 18, 2008

New Article!

Just to let you all know, I have been writing some natural healing articles for my newest blog, Stay at Home Daughter-So Much More! This month, I wrote a little about Echinacea, the flu fighter. It is an interesting article!
The link to the blog is:
Please take a look at it!
Laura H