Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Secret to a Happy Home Life



What are some of the secrets of happy home life? 

The answer might be given in one word—Christ.

Christ at the marriage-altar;

Christ on the bridal journey; 

Christ when the new home is set up; 

Christ when the baby is born;

Christ when a child dies; 

Christ in the pinching times; 

Christ in the days of plenty; 

Christ in the nursery, in the kitchen, in the parlor; 

Christ in the toil and in the rest; 

Christ along all the years;

Christ when the wedded pair walk toward the sunset gates; 

Christ in the sad hour when farewells are spoken, 

and one goes on before and the other stays, bearing the unshared grief. 

Christ is the secret of happy home life.




-JR Miller, Secrets of Happy Home Life, 1894



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13 comments:

  1. Following Jesus brings love and contentment to this and all other areas of life. :)

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  2. May this be so in families today, O Lord I pray... May this be so in ours... Thanks for sharing, Ms. June!

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  3. There is nothing surer! But how often we're guilty of looking for fulfillment in those around us. I am anyway :(
    But this I know: Christ is my all in all. He is altogether lovely x

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  4. Love J.R. Miller!

    Such truth!

    Merriest of Christmases to your dear family and yourself!

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  5. Thanks for sharing June. This is so true!

    God bless you!

    Mrs. A

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  6. So glad you shared this, so important to remember!

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  7. What a sweet and timely reminder! Thank you for sharing! :)

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