Saturday, November 12, 2011

The True Wife's Kingdom

Home is the true wife's kingdom.

Very largely does the wife hold in her hands, as a sacred trust, the happiness and the highest good of the hearts that nestle there. In the last analysis, home happiness depends on the wife.
  • Her spirit gives the home its atmosphere.
  • Her hands fashion its beauty.
  • Her heart makes its love.
And the end is so worthy, so noble, so divine, that no woman who has been called to be a wife, and has listened to the call, should consider any price too great to pay, to be . . .

the light,
the joy,
the blessing,
the inspiration,
of a home.

The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies.

A true mother is one of the holiest secrets of home happiness.

God sends many beautiful things to this world,

many noble gifts;

but no blessing is richer than that which He bestows

in a mother

who has learned love's lessons well,

and has realized something of the meaning

of her sacred calling.

~ J. R. Miller, "Secrets of Happy Home Life, 1894" ~

And as always, remember that Christ needs to be the center of the home in order for true peace, love and happiness to abound!

He is our everything!

Thank you Dallas @ Abounding Treasures

(An all time favorite---repost from ye olde archives) 

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aspiritofsimplicity said...

This is a beautiful passage. It's so nice to come here and find praise and comfort for mothers and wives who are trying to live Godly lives. It's easy to fall prey to the ways of the world and be discouraged in our wifely/motherly duties instead of finding joy in them.
Hip chick @ A collection of days

Happy Hermit ( said...

Beautiful , Thank you for sharing , it truly is uplifting.

Abounding Treasures said...

You are welcome June :o)

JR Miller has so many wonderful quotes that echo the sentiments of my heart ...

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Beautifully said. Thank you for sharing.


Traci Michele said...

You said this so wonderfully! Thanks for the reminder.


Together We Save said...

This is so beautiful!

Mary said...

June, I have your button on my sidebar. Somebody has stolen my blog and pic and article and is going around making nasty comments in my name on my blog friends' sites. It looks just like my own blog. Creepy. If you get a nasty comment in "my" name, please know it is not from me. Just delete it (and don't publish this either please). Thanks, Mary.

Kimberly said...

Brought tears to this weary Mamas' eyes. Thanks for the reminder

Teena said...

Thank you so much. I am weary today and your words soak deep. I needed the reminder. I needed the words that I can set the tone, set the peace... set the calmness here.

God is good.... great.

mom to 1/2 dozen

Sarah said...

I needed this beautiful reminder today. Thank you.

Jennifer C. Valerie said...

What a timely and wonderful reminder of all we are as wives. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Powerful encouragement for me today!! Thanks for posting!

Deanna said...

I really like Mr. Miller's quotes.

Time really flies when you're having's already 2019 by your Title. Grins....

Chimney Sweep Portland said...

This is an inspiring post, it's true, the women's role is to make each house a home:-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you! What a lovely post!


Kim said...

I really like that phrase of filling our home with love, prayer and purity. Those are the treasures of the heart that rust cannot touch. Thank you!


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