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Praire Muffin

July 6th, 2006 (04:21 pm)

current mood: cheerful

What is a Prairie Muffin? I borrowed the term from R.C. Sproul, Jr. who jokingly and lovingly called his wife a Prairie Muffin (note: R.C. Sproul, Jr. has nothing to do with the writing of this manifesto). This was in response to those who make snide and derogatory remarks about those of us who choose a quiet life, diligently pursuing our biblical role as women and protecting the innocence of our children. Some women have been caricatured as denim jumper-wearing, Little House on the Prairie-worshiping, baby machines who never trim their hair or wear makeup. Like the Americans who bore the name Yankee Doodle as a badge of honor rather than be cowed by the enemy who used it in a derogatory way, the name Prairie Muffin is meant to convey the message that we are sticking to our convictions despite the silly labels people try to stick on us.
Why a manifesto? The term "manifesto" may carry revolutionary connotations which seem oxymoronic in conjunction with the term "Prairie Muffin." In light of the culture war in which we find ourselves, however, living out our biblical convictions is revolutionary. According to Mr. Webster in 1828, a manifesto is "a public declaration, usually of a prince or sovereign, showing his intentions, or proclaiming his opinions and motives; as a manifesto declaring the purpose of a prince to begin war, and explaining his motives." Thus, this manifesto is to encourage Prairie Muffins to keep fighting the good fight in their important roles as "home despots," aka wives and mothers.
Note: It was decided in a hotly-contested election, that the husbands of Prairie Muffins would henceforth be known as "Prairie Dawgs." An official Prairie Dawg greeting [Click to sideload file into your MP3tunes locker.] was also proposed. Single women aspiring to be Prairie Muffins will be known as "Muffin Mixes" and young children of Prairie Muffins are "Mini Muffins."
Whereas we Prairie Muffins believe that our chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever, knowing that we are not our own but belong to our faithful Savior Jesus Christ, we affirm many (if not all) of the statements in this manifesto, declaring our joy in serving Christ in the role He has given us and delighting in our distinctives.

1) Prairie Muffins are committed to obeying God's law in every area of life, as they are aware of its application to their lives and circumstances.

2) Prairie Muffins are helpmeets to their husbands, seeking creative and practical ways to further their husbands' callings and aid them in their dominion responsibilities.

3) Prairie Muffins are aware that God is in control of their ability to conceive and bear children, and they are content to allow Him to bless them as He chooses in this area.

4) Prairie Muffins seek to conform themselves to the image of God by not chafing at the trials and afflictions which He brings to them, but thankfully submitting to His loving providence as He makes them fit for heaven.

5) Prairie Muffins improve their intellect and knowledge as they have opportunity, first by seeking wisdom from God's word, then by reading good books and other materials which help them to make informed opinions about a wide variety of subjects.

6) Prairie Muffins dress modestly and in a feminine manner.

7) Prairie Muffins protect the innocence of their children, until such a time their children are mature enough to be exposed to potentially-harmful cultural influences.

8) Prairie Muffins are creative, learning new skills and working with their hands to provide items of beauty as well as utility for their families.

9) Prairie Muffins do not reflect badly on their husbands by neglecting their appearance; they work with the clay God has given, molding it into an attractive package for the pleasure of their husbands.

10) Prairie Muffins are patient and forbearing, not responding rashly to slights, perceived or real.

11) Prairie Muffins own aprons and they know how to use them.

12) Prairie Muffins prefer others above themselves, seeking to serve God by serving others, especially members of their own household.

13) Prairie Muffins practice hospitality, graciously, even when their home is not as perfect as they would like.

14) Prairie Muffins have a sense of humor, even in the midst of trials.

15) Prairie Muffins do not become paralyzed by fears and worries; rather, they see God's loving hand in all their circumstances.

16) Prairie Muffins are accomplished at organizing and delegating.

17) Prairie Muffins place their husbands' needs and desires above other obligations, arranging their schedules and responsibilities so that they do not neglect the one who provides for and protects them and their children.

18) Prairie Muffins are fiercely submissive to God and to their husbands.

19) Prairie Muffins appreciate godly role models, such as Anne Bradstreet, Elizabeth Prentiss and Elisabeth Elliot. They do not idolize Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House on the Prairie) or Louisa May Alcott (Little Women); while they may enjoy aspects of home life presented in their books, PMs understand that the latent humanism and feminism in these stories and in the lives of these women is not worthy of emulation.

20) Prairie Muffins make significant economic contributions to their households in many ways. They are careful with the hard-earned money that their husbands bring home, wisely weighing expenditures to ensure that they stretch the dollars as far as they can go, without being parsimonious. They also may help their husbands in their husbands' callings or bring money into their households through homecentered business under their husbands' authority, as long as that activity does not detract from their very important homekeeping duties.

21) Prairie Muffins recognize that all good gifts come from the Father of Lights (James 1:17) and they also realize their privileged position as "home despot," thus they are grateful to God and their husbands for enabling them to engage in the wonderful role of homekeeper.

22) Prairie Muffins try to maintain a peaceful environment for their families by keeping their voices quiet and their tones gentle as much as possible.

23) While Prairie Muffins seek to have a multitude of wise counselors, they are careful not to elevate mere men and women to a position where they are tempted to idolize those whom they admire. They also are aware that all have weaknesses, and they accept this reality without discarding the good teaching of those godly people who may occasionally stumble in their weakness or with whom we sometimes must disagree.

24) It is not possible to fit Prairie Muffins into a box. They come in many shapes, sizes and flavors, they have a variety of talents and interests. All their pursuits, however, are weighed to see if they are pleasing to God and done in obedience to His will as revealed in His word.

25) Prairie Muffins are tough on themselves, but forgiving of the faults and differences of others, without sacrificing their commitment to truth and righteousness. This is sometimes a difficult balance, but one which Prairie Muffins strive to keep.

26) While they often may feel like they have split personalities because of the many hats they must wear, Prairie Muffins do have their feet firmly planted in two worlds: the now and the not yet. In the now, they must deal with the realities and disappointments of everyday life, praying for daily wisdom and walking by faith, not by sight, as God providentially directs their steps. In the not yet, they strive for the biblical ideals by which they determine the direction of their lives, understanding that they may fall short of these ideals as they struggle with their flesh and their circumstances, but trusting that God will honor their humble obedience with a more mature faith and the blessings that come from both the struggle and the obedience, in this life and in the next.

27) The letter "P" at the beginning of their names should be the only similarity between Prairie Mufffins and Pharisees. Never should the Prairie Muffin haughtily pray, "Thank God I am not like that...(fill in the blank)." Rather, she should always say, "There, but for the grace of God, go I." This is not to say that obedience to God's law is not important, however. Prairie Muffins gratefully accept the yoke that Christ places on them, and they seek to have the mind of Christ with the godly perspective which sees the burdens of our Lord as truly light; He is the One who gives us strength to carry those burdens, and He is even the One who carries them.

28) Prairie Muffins mind their own business. While that business may include encouraging other women "to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored," it most emphatically excludes encouraging other women to run ahead of or resist the authority of their husbands or elders in pursuit of any PM distinctive.

29) Prairie Muffins are open to correction from proper authorities. They are responsible to submit to their own husbands, to their elders, and ultimately to God. If rebuked by these authorites a PM should receive such correction gracefully and gratefully. If rebuked by others, she should take the concern to her proper authorities.

30) "Home, Sweet Home" is more than just a sentimental saying for the Prairie Muffin. Her home is the center of the Prairie Muffin's activities. Of course, she needs to occasionally go away from home to engage in various activities related to her calling, but her focus is on making home a haven for her husband and children and using it to glorify God in whatever ministry to others He may call her. She is content in her home and does not see it as a prison from which she constantly must escape. She wisely rules over her domain by keeping busy in her full-time calling as homekeeper. Chocolate bon-bons may be a rare indulgence, but Prairie Muffins don't have the time or inclination to waste their lives on soap operas or other inane and inappropriate entertainment.

31) While Prairie Muffins try to be women who make plans and stick with them, so that they use their time wisely and reach the goals they and their Prairie Dawgs have determined for their families, they also know they must be flexible and be prepared to meet whatever circumstances fall into their laps, sometimes at a moment's notice, responding with grace and calm.

32) Though we abhor the idea of women being involved in the military and fighting battles which men are commanded to fight, Prairie Muffins recognize that there is a real battle in which they are on the front lines: the battle of the seed of the woman against the seed of the serpent. In this most-important conflict, we gratefully serve King Jesus in the capacity He has given us, waving our wooden spoons and rallying our children to stand alongside us in the battle, training them to be mighty warriors in the defense and furthering of God's kingdom.

33) Prairie Muffins are not clingy, they are clinging. There are many things in this world that it is tempting to grasp, even good things such as our homes, our marriages and our children. Our hands need to be firmly planted in the Savior's hand, not clinging to those things which are good gifts from Him, but clinging to His will for our lives. When those good things are sometimes taken away, we must accept what is better, knowing that our loving Father wants what is best for us.

34)A Prairie Muffin is generously affectionate with her children (and husband!), lavishing hugs and kisses on each one as a reminder of how precious they are to her.

35) This society worships rugged individualists, and lone ranger Christians are often the rule rather than the exception. While we know that it is becoming more difficult to find family-friendly and biblically-based churches, Prairie Muffins reject the notion that commitment to a local church is optional. We affirm the importance of the church in our families' lives, and we willingly submit to its leaders. It is our desire to raise children who are life-long worshipers in the pew and future leaders of strong churches.

36) Prairie Muffins are happy to be girls—they rejoice in the distinctives which God sovereignly bestowed on them which make them feminine. They are also happy that their husbands are masculine, and they do not diminish that masculinity by harping on habits which emanate from the fact that boys will be boys, even when they grow up. In addition, Prairie Muffins are careful not to use their feminine, hormotional weaknesses to excuse sinful attitudes and actions, but learn to depend more and more on God's grace and strength in the midst of any monthly trials.

37) Prairie Muffins may go against the flow, but they also know how to roll with the flow. Living moment by moment, day by day, season by season, they don't depend on present circumstances to dictate their direction in life. Circumstances change constantly, so Prairie Muffins hang tightly onto the Father's hand while they ride out the waves of life that ebb and flow past their doors.

38) The chief end of the Prairie Muffin is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Because she is not her own, but belongs to her faithful Savior Jesus Christ, she understands her responsibility to please Him in all she does, looking to His holy, inerrant Word for guidance in everything pertaining to life and godliness. As a Berean, she measures all she reads and hears against that plumbline, and she purposes to gratefully obey God's law, in His strength, because Jesus, the second person of the Trinity, said, "If you love Me, keep my commandments" (John 14:15). We understand that nothing we do will merit our salvation—that is only given through the imputation of Christ's righteousness to us—but serving our Lord is part of our sanctification. The Bible has some very specific things to say to women regarding their God-given role, and Prairie Muffins take those divinely-ordained distinctions very seriously.

39) Aware that they are being watched, rather than becoming paranoid—or annoyed—Prairie Muffins are employed* in setting a good example for those who have their eyes on them. We in no way wish to endorse adopting masks to hide the real "you," but we firmly believe that what is on the inside will show through, so we suggest remembering that there is no hiding the real you from those who know you best, i.e., your family. By God's grace we will continue to work on cleaning up our act, being that good example, knowing that "more attention our children pay to what we do than what we say."

40) The women who will have the greatest impact on the world, those who will have the greatest influence on history, are those "well-behaved" women who faithfully serve God in their daily lives, seeking His approval rather than the world's admiration. Prairie Muffins know that while engaging in the kingdom-building work in their homes of loving, training and disciplining their children, the world may not express its approval, but it will be turned upside down.

41) Self-fulfillment is not a motivation for the Prairie Muffin. As time flies by, she senses the urgency for living a "real" life, really living life for eternity. Our goal should be to please ourselves less and please God more: our pleasure should be pleasing God.

42) We are reminded in Proverbs 10:19, "In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise." Prairie Muffins must refrain from being mouthy, including online. It is not our place to always set everyone straight or tell everything we know. In fact, Proverbs also warns us not to answer a fool according to his folly (Proverbs 26:4), so pray for wisdom before unleashing your opinions like any fool with a keyboard. This entreaty to restraint particularly applies to battles of which you have no part. She who has ears to hear, read carefully the admonitions of the great Puritan preacher, Matthew Poole, on the issue of detraction, an admonition that is never more timely though written hundreds of years ago. Then go back to Proverbs, starting with chapter one, because if you want to be a Proverbs 31 woman, then that's the place to begin.

43) There are many good things that Prairie Muffins love: their husbands, their children, their churches. But most of all, Prairie Muffins love their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and though those other treasures are precious, they hold them lightly, trusting in God's providence regarding even those most prized possessions, knowing that to hold them too tightly would be replacing them with God in their affections, and that would be idolatry.

44) As we pour out our lives in service to God and our families, we do not measure success by the visible return on that investment, as if we are accountants keeping record on a balance sheet. In the economy of God's kingdom, our sacrifices are of great value, even though we may not see all the benefits now, or even in this life. We mustn't regret any effort given in service to our Savior, and we ought to follow the example of Paul who rejoiced to be "poured out as a drink offering" (II Timothy 4:6), knowing that in pouring himself out on the sacrifice and service of the faith of others, he did not labor in vain (Phillipians 2:16-17).

Note: If you have something you would like to suggest for the Prairie Muffin Manifesto, email carmon(at)softanswer(dot)com.

littleone [userpic]


February 10th, 2006 (09:50 am)

i'm back...it's been awhile! i'm a little confused as to how i feel about writing in my journal. this was supposed to be a place where i can write my thoughts, feelings, and questions and to talk with other subs. my master encouraged me to do so. recently, however, during a heated 'discussion' he brought up an incident referred to in one of my journal entries - that incident never actually happened, it was what was going on in my head. right now, i'm a little confused as to my 'freedom' in expression in my live journal :-(

littleone [userpic]

we had a great weekend.

August 14th, 2005 (09:59 pm)

current mood: relaxed

Master took me to a resort for the weekend. we spent a lot of time in the hot tub. He gave me a massage. he ordered room service. the sex was awesome! He kept making me cum over and over again, even when i was so tired and sore. One time he had to spank me because i pulled away without telling him why - it hurt. He just wants to know so that He can make the decision of whether or not to stop or slow down. i made a mistake, but now i know. He took me clubbing so that i could seduce a girl for him. There were a lot of cute girls dressed real nice, but it was so HOT and loud and so many people on the dance floor. One girl got so crazy she spilled her entire drink all over me then i fell on the ice cubes. my ankle was hurting for awhile, but that Master upset because he wanted to see me dance more. It was a nice dance club, otherwise.

littleone [userpic]

The plummer

August 4th, 2005 (02:33 pm)

current mood: flirty

i'm always supposed to be ready at anytime, anywhere and in front of anyone, that's our contractual agreement, for my Master to do anything he wants with my body. It can be so exciting, and sometimes so frustrating, in anticipation. i have worked myself up wondering if he's going to show me off in front of others, sometimes that has been problematic. i'm not supposed to get 'worked up', i should completely be at his mercy and trust him. Tomorrow, a friend is coming over to work on the house. We've got several jobs for him to fix around the house. i can't help but wonder if i will be asked to practice forms, or get naked, or anything else my mind has been thinking of the last couple of days? How come it doesn't seem to work out the way i picture it? It's usually enexpected. :::sigh::::

littleone [userpic]


July 29th, 2005 (01:05 am)

current mood: distressed

i went off the pill in May - we both agreed. we've been married one year. no collar. He said, "we're not really trying to make a baby", but if it happens it will be a joyous occasion. He enjoys cumming all over my body - i like it, too! i must take care of His body especially if we're preparing for it to host a little one. this means no toxins in my body. He got mad at me for not drinking at a party the other night - i got emotional not knowing whether i'm pregnant or not. my boobs were so sore from NOTHING - they hurt in and out of water and in and out of clothes. i thought this may be a sign of pregnancy - today i started my period. i definitely don't like these emotional roller-coasters. i need to have peace about it.

littleone [userpic]

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June 29th, 2005 (01:00 am)

current mood: loved

i have to say i enjoy the sore and tender feelings the day after a HARD fuck - it's a reminder to me how much i LOVE my D

littleone [userpic]


June 17th, 2005 (01:31 pm)

current mood: curious

I had my first mammogram. I was a little nervous, having heard all the stories and jokes associated with it. I have to say, compared to ALL the things my Master has done to my breasts, this was nothing. I told him all about it when I got home. He asked me if I got turned on? I had to ponder that..........

littleone [userpic]

Screw the Roses......

February 14th, 2005 (11:15 am)

current mood: frustrated
current song: A Voice Inside My Head

"Tips" for Valentine's Day NEXT YEAR: Why even try to be traditional 'vanilla' when it comes to Valentine's Day? It's not either of our personalities. How about new toys; new gadgets; new gear; new outfit; but screw the roses - give me the thorns. You shower me with love all year long - make my ass as red as a rose!

littleone [userpic]

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January 19th, 2005 (09:17 am)

current mood: uncomfortable

My Master encourages me to talk. We've had discussions about talking during scenes, punishment, sex, and all other times and it's clear to me that he wants me to talk. I know of subs who must only speak when spoken too, but because I already had issues with expressing myself, my Master made it perfectly clear that he WANTS me to talk and He always encourages me to do so - he loves feedback. I've been working at this. Usually, it takes a direct inquiry from him for me to respond, but I've been trying to initiate on my own. I do have a few trained responses that i must answer correctly and clearly like "I'm your slut". “This is your pussy”, “you can do with *your* pussy - anything, anytime, anywhere in front of anyone”, for example.
The other day, we were sharing fantasies. He wanted me to tell him details of what my fantasies are during sex. I was struggling, but he was patient. Later, on my own, I initiated playful talk using someone from one of his fantasies. He got mad. :-( I shut down. My “voices” were saying “this is Exactly why I don't share”! He did apologize.
I would much prefer it if he would initiate and ask me direct questions – take the lead.

littleone [userpic]

just sharing

November 20th, 2004 (11:12 pm)

current mood: nervous

we were invited to a 'fantasy fest' party. i was told there would be a professional body painter there. i spent extra time at the gym for two weeks prior, to get my body in nice shape to be painted and displayed. the hostess is a friend of my Dom. she's kinda cute and is starting to 'experiment' with some alternative lifestyles. my costume was a very pretty genie outfit that showed my tanned body off quite nicely! we arrived at the party late. not many people were there. there was a warm fire in the back yard which felt so good on my skin. i was looking forward to having my body painted, but the painter did not show. Master left me alone most of the night. this was a new lesson for me. i had a few shots of something which helped make me feel a bit more comfortable out by the fire with a small group of guys i didn't know. he spent most of his time with his friend. she was dressed in a little slutty school-girl skirt and tee. his attention was on her. he had instructed 2 guys that they could play with me. he came outside one time and saw me sitting in a guys lap that He had not given permission to - He was NOT happy. He told me to play with the 2 guys he had chosen. i did. they had their hands all over my body. it's like they couldn't stop touching me (maybe they were on X-tasy?) one, rather abnoxious guy, dragged me inside by my arm (i don't know where Master and his little friend were?) he pinned me up against the wall and licked my entire body. he then lead me to a bedroom and closed the door. there was someone in the bed. he put me on the floor and continued to lick and touch my entire body. he let his cock out of his leather 'fetish' pants. he grabbed the back of my head and forced his cock deep into my throat (this is an act my Master has been training me on). he went behind me as if to penetrate me, but i told him he had to wait for Master to be present. he actually listened to me, which i was happy because BOTH of us would have been in trouble if he didn't. i don't know whether i could have stopped him if he continued, but i did. this was the FIRST time without Master being present in the room. i was so nervous. i had to make sure i only did the things He instructed me to do. later, He said he was pleased that i had stopped that guy - he was proud!

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