“A welcoming home is a place of refuge, a place where people
worn down by the noise and turmoil and hostility of the outside world
can find a safe resting place. A welcoming home is a place that you
and others enjoy coming home to.” ~Author Unknown
"Thank God, O women, for the quietude of your home, and that you
are queen it it. Men come at eventide to the home; but all day long
you are there, beautifying it, sanctifying it, adorning it, blessing it.
Better be there than wear a queen's coronet. Better be there than
carry the purse of a princess. It may be a very humble home. There
may be no carpet on the floor. There may be no pictures on the wall.
There may be no silks in the wardrobe; but, by your faith in God, and
your cheerful demeanor, you may garniture that place with more
splendor than the upholsterer's hand ever kindled." ---Reverend T.
DeWitt Talmage, D.D
"I work for a King. He has put me in charge of his home. When He
comes to see how I have managed His possessions and His
children, I do not want to be found wanting. I want to do my best.
Everything I have is on loan from Him. I have room and board and a
job to do, but it is all for Him. Therefore I want to dress my best and
do my best in all my work. I also want to be creative, for this is a
sincere attempt to glorify Him and His beautiful creation. How I
manage my home is a form of worship to Him." --Lydia Sherman
"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."
"Being a woman created by God is such a privilege -and the gift of
our femininity is something we can give both to ourselves and to the
people around us. Just one flower, one candle, can warm up a cold,
no-nonsense atmosphere with an aura of "I care". Women have
always had the ability to transform an environment, to make it
comfortable and inviting. I believe we should rejoice in that ability
and make the most of it."
~Emilie Barnes, The Heart of Loveliness
"When you work in your home, you are constantly bringing beauty
and order out of emptiness and chaos (dirty laundry on the floor
becomes fresh clothing in the closets and drawers; within the clutter
of papers and possessions are tools for work and play organized in
their own assigned spaces; a box of recipes and bulging pantry can
become delicious and attractively presented family meals; a blaring
television or booming CD can become family conversation about
the day with soothing music as a backdrop)." -The Christian's
An Attitude Check for the Homemaker
-Appreciate God's calling on your life to be a homemaker.
-Visualize the overall purpose of your work.
-Keep yourself at your best in appearance and health.
-Strive without ceasing to keep your interfamily relationships as the
most important in your life.
-Learn good homemaking skills and fine-tune them by practice.
-Choose women as friends who affirm your calling and happily
-Work diligently as unto the Lord and count your blessings.
~ Dorothy Kelley Patterson ~