Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Peaceful Home


“A Christian home should be a place of peace, and there can be no peace where there is no self-denial.”
~Elisabeth Elliot


Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Composure of Spirit


"A mother must have great control over her own feelings...a calmness and composure of spirit not easily disturbed..or she will be occasionally provoked to acts of injustice by the misfortunes of which her children are the innocent cause."

~John S.C. Abbott
The Mother At Home
1833


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Strife



"...when the main source of strife in the home is Mommy, madly rushing about, griping over unmet personal expectations; it’s time to back off. It’s time to put my projects on the shelf, and smile, genuinely smile, at my children, ask their forgiveness, and redirect them to something happy while I make a new plan for the day. A much, much simpler plan."

~Andrea at Pursuing Titus 2

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I Took His Hand and Followed ~A Poem



My dishes went unwashed today,
I didn't make the bed,
I took his hand and followed
Where his eager footsteps led.


Oh yes, we went adventuring,
My little son and I...
Exploring all the great outdoors
Beneath the summer sky


We waded in a crystal stream,
We wandered through a wood...
My kitchen wasn't swept today
But life was gay and good.


We found a cool, sun-dappled glade
And now my small son knows
How Mother Bunny hides her nest,
Where jack-in-the-pulpit grows.


We watched a robin feed her young,
We climbed a sunlit hill...
Saw cloud-sheep scamper through the sky,
We plucked a daffodil.


That my house was neglected,
That I didn't brush the stairs,
In twenty years, no one on earth
Will know, or even care.


But that I've helped my little boy
To noble manhood grow,
In twenty years, the whole wide world
May look and see and know.


~Mrs. Roy L. Peifer



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