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

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Queen of the Home {16}

"Home is the true wife's kingdom.
There,  first of all, she must be strong and beautiful.
She may touch life outside in many ways,
if she can do it without slighting the duties that are hers within her own doors.
But if any calls for her service must be declined,
they should not be the duties of her home.
These are hers, and no other one's.
Very largely does the wife hold in her hands, as a sacred trust, the happiness
and the highest good of the hearts that nestle there.
The best husband - the truest, the noblest, the gentlest, the richest-hearted - 
cannot make his home happy if his wife be not, in every reasonable sense, 
a helpmate to him.
 
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 joy, the blessing, 
the inspiration of the home. "
 
~J.R. Miller, 1874

10 comments:

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    1. So glad you stopped by, Jedidja. :)

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  2. Lisa, this is a beautiful quote, my friend! Your absence here shows your faithfulness to your home, husband, and children. :) Thanks for the encouragement! ~Lisa ;)

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  3. Hi Lisa,

    You're right - I am soooo busy right now. Homeshooling 5 children at one time (never done that before!) and hubby is in another state working Monday - Saturday, so the children and I are holding down the fort. The children are such a comfort and company to me while he is away. :)
    So happy you stopped by.
    Love and blessings to you, my friend.

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    1. Will keep you and yours in my prayers!

      And by the way, by commenting, you ARE entered; you were not too late. :)

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  4. Beautiful passage from your book. What an inspiration!

    Just a heads up that we sent an envelope in today's mail.

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    1. So happy you visited today, dear friend. :) And my children will be oh so excited when I tell them to expect some mail! :)
      Much love to you!

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  5. Yes, the children loved the letters! We will write back later this week. I've seen many handwriting samples from kids over the years. Please tell your boys their handwriting is the most beautiful. I used to read entries from the Young Author's Contest and often could barely read upper elementary boys writing. They have some sure hands!

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  6. Thanks so much for the compliment, Christine. I will pass it on the boys. :)

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