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

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


"A roof to keep out the rain. Four walls to keep out the wind. Floors to keep out the cold. 
Yes, but home is more than that.
It is the laugh of a baby, the song of a mother, the strength of a father.
Warmth of loving hearts, light from happy eyes, kindness, loyalty, comradeship.
 Home is the first school and first church for young ones, where they learn what is right, what is good,  and what is kind.
Where they go for comfort when they are hurt or sick. 
Where joy is shared and sorrow eased. 
Where fathers and mothers are respected and loved.
Where children are wanted.
Where the simplest food is enough for kings because it is earned.
Where money is not so important as loving-kindness.
Where even the tea kettle sings from happiness.
That is home.
May God bless it."

~  Ernestine Schuman Henk


  1. May He bless it indeed! Thank you for sharing Lisa. :)


    1. Thanks for stopping in, Maria. I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday. :)

  2. Hi Lisa! Oh, that is beautiful. Is that also from "Queen of the Home"? I need to copy that. Have a good day!

    1. Hello Jane,
      I found this quote somewhere on the internet. Hope you're having a wonderful week. :)

  3. I love this!!! I am ever trying to create that haven of a home but it is hard work and daily encouragement is absolutely necessary.

    1. It is my hearts desire to make my home a haven, too. And it is hard work - but worth it all.
      Many blessings!

  4. Hi, I was just wondering. Are you a mormon? The reason I ask is because you had an interview on "Me! Oh My! Desserts!" blog, the author of who is a mormon.
    I would appreciate a reply.

    Thank you!

    1. Hello Raspberry,
      I am happy to answer your question. I am not a Mormon. However, you can read about my beliefs at the tab "My Testimony" at the top of the page.

  5. I so enjoy your blog. It is so refreshing. It makes me strive through Christ to be more of a Godly woman. Thank you

  6. Thanks for kind words, Amanda. Soli Deo Gloria! :)
    Hope you're having a great week.

  7. That's quite true and a very well written! Thanks for sharing.

    1. So glad you stopped in, Jen. Hope you're having a great week. :)


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