Monday, March 23, 2009

Such as Queens and Empresses

Mothers and daughters, wives and sisters, remember that you have the making of the future of this great country, and rise at once to your high and holy duty. Remember that you must make that future, whether you will or not. We are all what you make us.

Ah! Throw away your weakening follies of fashion, and soul-famine, and rise to the level where God intended you should be, and make every one of your homes, from this day, schools of true politeness and tender affection.

Take those little curly-headed boys, and teach them all you would have them to be. They will be just such men, and will go forth to bless the world, and crown you with a glory such as queens and empresses never dreamed of.

Exercise your power now, and you shall reap the fruit in your ripe age.

-Excerpt from Daughters of Destiny by Noelle Wheeler

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Lady-in-the-Making said...

Wow - what a beautiful quote! Very thought provoking.

sunshine said...

I love this! Thanks so much for such a great passage...

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

I love what she says about 'rising to the level where God intended us to be' Oh, imagine what could happen if Christian families all over the world determined to do this and lived lives 'worthy of the calling.'
I thank God for families like yours, you are already reaping the harvest with so much more to come.

Anonymous said...

Politeness and tender affection, lovely and good and true. Thank you~tammyp

Buildeth Her House said...

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Miss Jen said...

Your blog is such a blessing!! :)
I am SO happy that I found you!!!
Awww.... the JOY of kindred spirits....women who are following after Christ and serving their families joyfully. This quote is SO true.... what rich words, indeed!
Daughters of Destiny is on of my favorite beloved books!!!!
Many Blessings to you in the Lord!

Miss Jen

May I add your blog to my "lovely websites" on Blessed Femina?! ;)

gail said...

This is really beautiful. One can never be remindered of this to often. We will be truely blessed if we take this advise.
Blessings Gail

{ jamie } said...

Love this quote! So glad you shared! ♥


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