“In the last analysis, home happiness depends on the wife. Her spirit gives the home its atmosphere. Her hands fashion its beauty. Her heart makes its love. And the end is so worthy, so noble, so divine, that no woman who has been called to be a wife, and has listened to the call, should consider any price too great to pay, to be the light, the joy, the blessing, the inspiration of a home.”
When you’re a wife and mother, that’s not easy.
My family seems to make more mess at Christmastime than most any other time of year.
Thank you all for encouraging me relentlessly
during a very long and difficult 2016.
~smile~I thank God He was there to help me through it all.
He will be there to help me through 2017, too, whatever it brings.
What about you?
Have you given your life to Jesus Christ?
“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in struggle.”
He’s proven Himself true over and over in my life.
Make Jesus Christ Lord of your life.
Can’t wait to see trees like this again!
“With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
The past has shrivelled and buried deep,
All yesterdays. There let them sleep.
Nor seek to summon back one ghost
Of that innumerable host.
Concern yourself with but to-day,
Woo it, and teach it to obey
Your will and wish. Since time began
To-day has been the friend of man;
But in his blindness and his sorrow
He looks to yesterday and to-morrow.”
From the Character Classic Tiger and Tom
Have a wonderful today!
I just love making homemade Christmas gift. Do you? Waiting until November or (gasp) December just won’t due if you’re trying to create gifts yourself. I’ve written a nice, long list of gift ideas over at Harvest Lane Cottage this week. I invite you to read more at Christmas in July ~ Handmade Gift Ideas.
Enjoy these last few days of freedom before school time starts again!