"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Queen of the Home {8}

"Whatever happened to home being the center of the family, a haven of refreshment, a thriving metropolis of productivity?
Instead, we have elaborate McMansions that are devoid of life.
They might look pretty to the observer (thanks to hired maids and interior decorators), 
but they are usually houses, not homes.
They sit there empty and lifeless while the occupants live a hectic, frenetic, 100-mile-an-hour life in the fast lane - trying to get ahead, trying to get to the top of the corporate ladder, trying to squish in as many activities as can possibly be had outside the home.
We don't have to follow along in this madness. Our families deserve something better - they deserve a beautiful, welcoming home which is the heart of the family.. and center for outreach to the world.
Maybe our home isn't furnished very expensively
and maybe it isn't very big,
but we can do our best to recapture the nobility and rightful place of home in our society, beginning with our own home."
 ~ Chrystal Paine


  1. Wonderful encouragement! :)

    Thank you for posting this Lisa.

  2. Lisa, thank you for posting from this book. I love being home. I love it not being frantic. Thanks for encouraging everyone to keep on keeping at home.

  3. Yes, this is truth. Thank you.

  4. yes.. oh, yes. Thanks for sharing.

  5. 100% Agreed! Excellent words. Thanks for posting this, and for reminding me that I want this book! I always think we should make our homes so welcoming, that home is where we all want to be.

    It always saddens me when yet another homeschool friend chooses to sign their children up in so many activities that they are never home...never available to get together with friends. They just seem to drift away....

  6. Making our homes a haven, where our family can feel safe, secured and loved. That is our purpose as home makers.

    Thank you for sharing Lisa :)



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