All posts by Martha Wild King

Martha Wild King is a 66 year-young mother of five and a wife of 34 years to Captain Michael King, USN, Retired. We adopted our fifth child, an orphan from Russia when I turned 50. As far as keeping myself active, I have home-schooled for 22 years, and started three home-schooling support groups. My 100+ articles on homemaking-faith-frugality have been published in magazines, newspapers, and weekly bulletins since 1982. But most importantly, I have faithfully walked with my Lord Jesus since 20 June 1976, when I gave Him my life; and through that walk, I was led into the Catholic Church in 2009 after longing for it for 40 years. I had the Bridegroom before: now I also have His Bride--The Catholic Church.

Hello world!

Hello Frugal Catholics, or those of you dear folks who have been led here.  Welcome to my site.  This is a site where my previously published articles can be found and hopefully you will contribute your inspired frugal and Catholic ideas.  I am a 67 year old mother of five children and wife of 35 years to Captain Michael King, USN, Retired. I homeschooled  all of my offspring for 22 years.

As a bit of history, I was born a Protestant and  raised in the Presbyterian Church, and  I committed my life to Christ on June 20, 1976 at the age of 27.  Since that time I have loved and served my Lord Jesus the best I knew how; but I have always felt that something was missing– a sacredness, a home, unchanging faith and morals in this turbulent society, a place where I could walk into a church (anywhere in the world) and find the same worship.  Those were issues I struggled with, and as you can read from my first article posted on March 26th 2012, I found those issues resolved when I set foot in our local Catholic Church–Saint Cecilia Catholic Church here on Bainbridge Island WA.  I came HOME, not just to a building, not even to a faith, but to the Bride of Christ, His church.  I had the Bridegroom (Jesus), now I have His Bride, The Catholic Church.

Since coming into The Catholic Church, so much more of my daily  Bible reading is making sense, and I find a new hunger in wanting to receive my “Daily Bread” through the Eucharist.  I feel like 2000 years of knowledge has unfolded on me, and for that I am so grateful to the many devoted Catholics who have upheld the faith so I can now hold it.  Likewise too, I am grateful for my Protestant upbringing which has fed me to this point.  Praise to God for the path He put me on.  May your life be blessed greatly, and may you be held in the palm of His hand on your journey for Catholicism and frugality

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