The Wife’s Influence on the Home

“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.”
J.R.R. Miller
Dear ladies,
Does it seem a heavy burden that Reverend Miller puts upon wives? I’ve read several things that he has written. Some paint such an ideal picture of a wife, I wonder if perhaps some of his quotes might be discouraging to wives. I think his intention was to encourage women in their high calling—to show what can be and maybe ought to be. There is truth in his writings, but they can make a woman feel burdened down with perfectionism. Read more….
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Something to Think About…One Liners

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Just a few one liner quotes to think about…. 

“Rules without relationship lead to rebellion.”

~ Josh McDowell

“May you live all the days of your life.”

~Jonathan Swift

“Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.”

~Anne Frank

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”

~Will Rogers

“I know not why but home is dearest.”

~Cicero 106-43 B.C.

“One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is always making exciting discoveries.”

~a. a. Milne,

Author of Winnie the Pooh

“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from a corn field.”

~Dwight Eisenhower

“Wear the old coat,

buy the new book.”

~Erasmus

“And the LORD, He is it that doth go before thee; He will be with thee, He will not fail thee neither forsake thee:  fear not, neither be dismayed.”  Deuteronomy 31:8

Have a blessed day filled with the love of Jesus and faith and hope in God the Father.

Laura

Happy at Home

It’s Never Too Late to Live Happily Ever After

Have you made mistakes?  Have you messed up your life?  Do you feel like it’s just no use trying any more?  Is your life what you want it to be? 

Proverbs 13:12 states, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”

I’ve made a lot of mistakes.  I’ve messed up my life.  I’ve felt like quitting.  My life is still not what I want it to be.  My heart has been sick from deferred hope.  What about you?

One thing I’m learning through the trials my family is walking through is that God’s ways are higher than my ways; His thoughts are higher than my thoughts.   It is His responsibility to take care of me and my family.  It is my responsibility to trust in Him to bring about His perfect will in my life.  My responsibility continues in that I have to seek His wisdom and choose to align myself with His perfect will.  I have to have faith that He will continue to work in our life.

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Proverbs 28:14 says,  “Blessed is the man who always fears the LORD,  but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble.”

I do not want to harden my heart toward God or His will for my life.  I want to be soft hearted so that I can hear the Holy Spirit whispering to my soul.   I have to be willing to give up my way, my ideas of what I want.  I have to submit myself completely to the Father.  Lord may it be done unto me as You have said. 

Let’s give up.  Let’s surrender to the Lord and to His perfect will for our lives.  Let’s trust Him to work it all out for our good.  He’s trustworthy.  Jesus paid the ultimate price for our sins so that we can be counted as righteous by the Father.  Let’s have faith that He cares about every part of our life and every need.   Let’s be happy before everything is perfect! 

It’s never too late to live happily ever after! 

God bless you all!

Laura

Happy at Home