Home Matters

Our home is important. I want my children to have happy loving memories of their childhood and that we did lots of things together as a family. I seriously pray my children would live to honor God all their life. In our home, although I’m quick to voice my opinions and my husband respects my input, if a major decision must be made he has the final decision. He is the head of the home. Through trial and error and misuse of my emotion, I’ve also discovered the wife is the heart of the home. I’ve found the old saying ever so true, “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” I’m very glad to say I’ve learned to “choose my battles” (make a big deal about the ones that matter the most) and as time passes our home has become a happier place.
Here are some thought-provoking quotes about the family. Terri Gibbs who was editor of the book, Heartstrings of Laughter and Love did well in compiling so many great words from several inspirational people:


“A home is a kingdom of its own in the midst of the world, a stronghold amid life’s storms and stresses, a refuge, even a sanctuary.” –Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“No nation ever had a better friend than the mother who taught her children to pray.” –Anonymous
“It is from God that parents receive their children, and it is to God that they should lead them.” –Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” Barbara Johnson
“To feel loved, to belong, to have a place, and to hear one’s dignity and worth often affirmed– these are to the soul what food is to the body.” –Anne Ortland
“Home is meant to be a place where human relationships are to be understood for all the situations in later life, and where a shelter is to be found for all sorts of hurts, physical and emotional.” –Edith Schaeffer
“Parents who care unselfishly for their children, who provide for them spiritually as well as materially, are performing an invaluable service. They are helping to create a stable and secure world.” –Robert McCracken
“Nobility of character is the most precious heritage of a family, and it is transmitted from generation to generation by personal association and inspiration.” –Robert McCracken

1 Comment

  1. Melissa

    February 2, 2006 at 4:55 pm

    Hey Linda,
    Just wanted to tell you to keep up the good work on your blog. You are gifted at writing, and I enjoy reading your entries.
    Melissa

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