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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:

Summer said...

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

Cookie said...

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

Homeschool on the Croft said...

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

Christin said...

Yes! Yes! Amen :)

Candice said...

Amen!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Love J.R. Miller!

Such truth!

Merriest of Christmases to your dear family and yourself!

Mrs. Stam said...

Love it, thanks for sharing!

Laura @ Just For Love said...

Beautiful and TRUE : )

Pamela said...

Thank you. Praise God!

The Angulo's said...

Thanks for sharing June. This is so true!

God bless you!

Mrs. A

Liz said...

Amen.

And thank you.

Kasey said...

So glad you shared this, so important to remember!

Sharon said...

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