31 Days of Quotes: Day 12

October 12, 2015 | Author:


“Babies need not to be taught a trade, but to be introduced to a world. To put the matter shortly, woman is generally shut up in a house with a human being at the time when he asks all the questions that there are, and some that there aren’t. It would be odd if she retained any of the narrowness of a specialist. Now if anyone says that this duty of general enlightenment is in itself too exacting and oppressive, I can understand the view. I can only answer that our race has thought it worth while to cast this burden on women in order to keep common-sense in the world. But when people begin to talk about this domestic duty as not merely difficult but trivial and dreary, I simply give up the question. For I cannot with the utmost energy of imagination conceive what they mean….How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children about [math], and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No; a woman’s function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute.” ~ G.K. Chesterton

31 Days of Quotes: Day 11

October 11, 2015 | Author:

family circle

“Mothers who recognize the value of homemaking see that there is an art to it. A mother builds a happy home brick by brick, laid upon strong moral principles. From her home the majesty of her inspiring leadership has a spiral affect. Like a pebble dropped in apond it spirals outward in ever widening circles. Rather than society influencing the home it ought to be the Christian home influencing society. Righteousness brings beauty of character. Character creates harmony in the home. Harmony in the home fosters order to civilization…Isn’t this what is meant by “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world?”

Therefore, let us remember our position, fulfilling our office of queen with a kind of friendly dignity. It is a noble, high, important and sometimes difficult position – “uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” even if it is the natural crown of motherhood. But God will guide our steps if we keep our eyes on He who appointed us. And we will find joy within the authoritative yet loving relationship we were meant to establish with our children.” ~ Karen Andreola

31 Days of Quotes: Day 10

October 10, 2015 | Author:


“Look for one single moment upon the power of the cradle, for all this love was not meant to be expended merely as a luxury for the maternal bosom — there is meaning in it. It is one of the sources of the greatest power that exists on earth. The power of the cradle is greater than the power of the throne, greater than royalty in its diffusion and in its capacity of usefulness — ten thousand times greater. Make me monarch of the cradles, and I will give to whosoever will the monarchy of the kingdoms and of the throne.” ~ Beecher

31 Days of Quotes: Day 9

October 9, 2015 | Author:


“The business done in the home is nothing less than the shaping of the bodies and souls of humanity.” ~ G.K. Chesterton

31 Days of Quotes: Day 8

October 8, 2015 | Author:

praying mother

“There is no nobler career than that of motherhood at its best. There are no possibilities greater, and in no other sphere does failure bring more serious penalties. With what diligence then should she prepare herself for such a task? If the mechanic who is to work with “things” must study at technical school, if the doctor into whose skilled hands will be entrusted human lives, must go through medical school . . . how much more should the mother who is fashioning the souls of the men and women of tomorrow, learn at the highest of all schools and from the Master-Sculptor Himself, God. To attempt this task, unprepared and untrained is tragic and its results affect generations to come. On the other hand there is no higher height to which humanity can attain than that occupied by a converted, heaven-inspired, praying mother.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot

31 Days of Quotes: Day 7

October 7, 2015 | Author:


“To be Queen over her little kingdom, serene in every family emergency, capable to direct all things with calmness, cheerfulness, and decision, is an ambition sufficient to tax the powers of the most skillful amongst us, and a vocation equal to the highest God has appointed on this earth.” ~ Author Unknown, 1839

31 Days of Quotes: Day 6

October 6, 2015 | Author:


“O dear mothers, you have a very sacred trust reposed in you by God! He hath in effect said to you, “Take this child and nurse it for Me, and I will give thee thy wages.” You are called to equip the future man of God, that he may be thoroughly furnished unto every good work. If God spares you, you may live to hear that pretty boy speak to thousands, and you will have the sweet reflection in your heart that the quiet teachings of the nursery led the man to love his God and serve Him.

Those who think that a woman detained at home by her little family is doing nothing, think the reverse of what is true. Scarcely can the godly mother quit her home for a place of worship; but dream not that she is lost to the work of the church; far from it, she is doing the best possible service for her Lord. Mothers, the godly training of your offspring is your first and most pressing duty.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

31 Days of Quotes: Day 5

October 5, 2015 | Author:

“Oh, that God would give every mother a vision of the glory and splendor of the work that is given to her when a babe is place in her bosom to be nursed and trained! Could she have but one glimpse into the future of that life as it reaches on into eternity; could she be made to understand her own personal responsibility for the training of this child, for the development of its life, and for its destiny, – she would see that in all God’s world there is no other work so noble and so worthy of her best powers, and she would commit to no other hands the sacred and holy trust give to her.” ~ 
J.R. Miller, Homemaking

31 Days of Quotes: Day 4

October 4, 2015 | Author:


“He that is blessed with a good wife is as happy as if he were upon the throne, for she is no less than a crown to him. A virtuous woman, that is pious and prudent, ingenious and industrious, that is active for the good of her family and looks well to the ways of her household, that makes conscience of her duty in every relation, a woman of spirit, that can bear crosses without disturbance, such a one owns her husband for her head, and therefore she is a crown to him, not only a credit and honour to him, as a crown is an ornament, but supports and keeps up his authority in his family, as a crown is an ensign of power. She is submissive and faithful to him, and by her example teaches his children and servants to be so too.”

Matthew Henry
Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible: Complete and Unabridged in One Volume

31 Days of Quotes: Day 3

October 3, 2015 | Author:

we can do it

“I am not here to serve myself. I am not here to be lauded, petted, admired or “affirmed.” I am here to build men, cultures and kingdoms. When I find myself in the midst of difficulties and pain, will I persevere, or will I become a coward and pity myself? We do not have time for self-pity! We have much to do, and the hour is late! We need a broader vision of home than just ourselves as wives and mothers, sisters and daughters. We need to understand that we are at work to build Christ’s kingdom —for eternity! It isn’t just about children who sit politely at the supper table and stand obediently with mama in the grocery store. It isn’t just about homes that sparkle with cleanliness. It isn’t just about spouses who love one another and present a glorious picture of Christ and His bride, the Church, although these things are certainly important. It is all these things coming together to build a culture. “~ Jennie Chancey