31 Days of Quotes: Day 31

| October 31, 2015

I thought this was a fitting passage with which to close this series: “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the […]

31 Days of Quotes: Day 30

| October 30, 2015

“Home is the true wife’s kingdom. There, first of all places, she must be strong and beautiful. She may touch life outside in many ways, if she can do it without slighting the duties that are hers within her own doors. But if any calls for her service must be declined, they should not be […]

31 Days of Quotes: Day 29

| October 29, 2015

“Every one must have remarked how pleasant is that household in which a cheerful spirit of energy is cultivated by the mistress and mother. It is a pleasant thing to dwell with one who is not troubled by trifling annoyances, who is skilled in looking at the bright side of things, and hoping for the […]

31 Days of Quotes: Day 28

| October 28, 2015

“…A woman who fills well the sphere assigned to her, as a wife and mother; who trains up good citizens…, and good fathers and mothers of other families which are to spring from her own; and so from generation to generation in all but endless succession, need not complain that her sphere of action and […]

31 Days of Quotes: Day 27

| October 27, 2015

“A woman is seen in her most sacred and dignified character as wife and mother. She has great influence over the character of individuals, over the condition of families, and over the destinies of empires. It is a fact that many of the noblest patriots, our most profound scholars, and our holiest ministers, were stimulated […]

31 Days of Quotes: Day 26

| October 26, 2015

A Life Worth Living Highest aim and true endeavor; Earnest work, with patient might; Hoping, trusting, singing ever; Battling bravely for the right; Loving God, all men forgiving; Helping weaker feet to stand,— These will make a life worth living, Make it noble, make it grand. Author Unknown

31 Days of Quotes: Day 25

| October 25, 2015

“The home is a tiny world—a cosmos all to itself. Do you want to rule the world? God has given you the entire universe of your home to manage and “subdue.” You as the “despot” of the house (this is the original Greek word for “keeper at home”) are in truth the ruler of this […]

31 Days of Quotes: Day 24

| October 24, 2015

“War. We are at war. My fellow moms, the sunken bags under our bloodshot eyes and the stretch marks around our bellies are medals of distinguished service. The kitchen that may never be spotless and that minivan with petrified chicken nuggets in the car seat is part of the war effort. And on the days […]

31 Days of Quotes: Day 23

| October 23, 2015

“The routines of housework and of mothering may be seen as a kind of death, and it is appropriate that they should be, for they offer the chance, day after day, to lay down one’s life for others. Then they are no longer routines. By being done with love and offered up to God with […]

31 Days of Quotes: Day 22

| October 22, 2015

“Much is required of us. Our days are filled with many tasks that can sometimes seem mundane and of little worth, but if we can grasp the incredible truth of what sacrificial service really means then our entire outlook will be transformed. When done for the Lord the commonplace will become noble, the prosaic will […]