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….

Something to Think About… Time Management


I’m reading a delightful book right now called Overjoyed by Patsy Clairmont, Barbara Johnson, Marilyn Meberg, Luci Swindoll, Sheila Walsh, and Thelma Wells.  It’s full of fun encouragement.  Here’s a quote from the chapter A Heart-y Ha, Ha, Ha! by Barbara Johnson.

“But, according to my calculations, reality is this very second.  You see, yesterday is only a memory, and tomorrow is merely a dream.  Today is an illusion.  That leaves one second.  Every day you have 86,400 seconds.  But they come only one at a time.  In your bank account of time, no balance is carried over until the next day.  You use those seconds or lose them.  There is no chance to reinvest.

Make your investment wisely by believing you deserve to be full of joy this very second.  And you can be.  Decide to be.”

I’m going to meditate on this thought today this second.

God bless you, dear reader!


Happy at Home