31 Days of Quotes: Day 21

October 21, 2015 | Author:


“We are warriors in the greatest, spiritual sense. Fighting for our homes, our marriages, our children and our own integrity as women of God.

This isn’t about “well, good for you but I’m not made for that sort of thing…it’s not my calling.”

If we have homes, we are called. But we are not called to go at it alone! God has always called the weak and the incapable and then when they admitted,“I can’t do this!“, He replies, “I will go before you…my strength is made perfect in weakness.”

Part of the fighting will be against the battle that rages within us. We can’t give up. Here’s what we do:

  • Prepare for the attacks, knowing they are an expected part of life, whatever form they may take.
  • Stay mentally alert to the task. We guard, we fortify, we nurture, we restore, we prepare soldiers, we hold up the arms of our commander-in-chief…we do A LOT in a day. Throwing every ounce of energy into that is not wasted time. Anything less, and we won’t have enough resources to guard properly.
  • Get up and do it again. Every single one of us has those days where the task feels too hard. Giving up is not an option. We divert the enemy. We change pace, change scenery, change tactics. Then we get on our knees and utilize the power God offers to us. We spend some time in God’s Word, meditate on truth and get ready to do it again the next day.

We ARE called. We are called to fight, defend, guard and build our homes. To build a legacy that will continue beyond us.” ~ Kelly Crawford, Warrior Mothers… Guarding Home

31 Days of Quotes: Day 20

October 20, 2015 | Author:


“King David appointed 4,000 gatekeepers to watch over the treasures and entrances to the temple, each doing their duty in their courses. I was amazed to notice when reading 1 Chronicles 26 about the caliber of these men. They weren’t wimps. Here’s some of the descriptions in verses 6-8.

“mighty men of valor”
“strong men”
“able men for strength for the service”

Each one of these descriptions uses the Hebrew word “chayil” which is the same word that was used to describe David’s brave soldiers who were also mighty men of valor. Chayil is used in the context of an army going out to battle and means strong, courageous, and valiant.

However, dear ladies, did you know that this same Hebrew word, “chayil” is also used about us women? It is the same word that is used in Proverbs 31:10: “Who can find a virtuous (chayil) woman: for her price is far above rubies.” To be a mother and homemaker we also need to be strong and courageous–especially strong in truth, strong in our convictions, and strong to resist the enemy.

As gatekeepers of our home, we must daily put on the armor of God… We guard carefully over our gates and examine everyone and everything that could defile our home.

You cannot do it in your own strength, but call upon God. Use the power of the name of Jesus as you resist the enemy. Don’t be a weakling, but stand strong against all insidious plans of the enemy to defile and destroy your home.” ~ Nancy Campbell, Above Rubies

31 Days of Quotes: Day 19

October 19, 2015 | Author:


It is not open to parents either to lay aside or to sink under the burden of the honour laid upon them; and, no doubt, we have all seen the fullest, freest flow of confidence, sympathy, and love between parent and child where the mother sits as a queen among her children and the father is honoured as a crowned head. The fact that there are two parents, each to lend honour to the other, yet free from restraint in each other’s presence, makes it the easier to maintain the impalpable ‘state’ of parenthood. And the presence of the slight, sweet, undefined feeling of dignity in the household is the very first condition for the bringing-up of loyal, honourable men and women, capable of reverence and apt to win respect. ~ Charlotte Mason, Parents and Children

31 Days of Quotes: Day 18

October 18, 2015 | Author:


Who is the Queen of baby land?

Mother kind and sweet,

And her love, born above,

Guides the little feet.

Author Unknown

31 Days of Quotes: Day 17

October 17, 2015 | Author:


The nursery is the department of home in which the mother fulfills her peculiar mission. This is her special sphere. None can effectually take her place there. She is the center of attraction, the guardian of the infant’s destiny; and none like she, can overrule the unfolding life and character of the child. God has fitted her for the work of the nursery. Here she reigns supreme, the arbitress of the everlasting weal or woe of untutored infancy. On her the fairest hopes of educated man depend, and in the exercise of her power there, she sways a nation’s destiny, gives to the infant body and soul their beauty, their bias and their direction. She there possesses the immense force of first impressions. The soul of her child lies unveiled before her, and she makes the stamp of her own spirit and personality upon its pliable nature. She there engrafts it, as it were, into her own being, and from the combined elements of her own character, builds up and establishes the character of her offspring. Hers will, therefore, be the glory or the shame. ~ Samuel Phillips, The Christian Home, 1865

31 Days of Quotes: Day 16

October 16, 2015 | Author:

“Believing that the intelligent, refined, modest Christian women were the real custodians of national purity, and the sole agents who could arrest the tide of demoralization breaking over the land, she [Edna] addressed herself to the wives, mothers, and daughters of America; calling upon them to smite their false gods, and purify their shrines at which they worshiped. Jealously she contended for every woman’s right which God and nature had decreed her sex. The right to be learned, wise, noble, useful, in woman’s divinely limited sphere. The right to influence and exalt the circle in which she moved. The right to mount the sanctified beam of her own quiet hearth-stone; the right to modify and direct her husband’s opinion, if he considered her worthy and competent to guide him; the right to make her children ornaments to their nation, and a crown of glory to their [people]; the right to advise, to plead, to pray; …the right to be all the phrase ‘noble Christian woman’ means.”
Augusta Jane Evans, St. Elmo

31 Days of Quotes : Day 15

October 15, 2015 | Author:


“As for myself, I do not hesitate to avow that although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is in some respects one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked, now that I am drawing to the close of this work, in which I have spoken of so many important things done by the Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply: To the superiority of their women. ” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

31 Days of Quotes: Day 14

October 14, 2015 | Author:


“Our homes are also the frame for a very special picture that has been entrusted to Christian husbands and wives. Paul wrote that marriage is meant to be a picture of Christ and His Heavenly Bride, the Church. Our homes set the stage for this picture and how it is presented to our world. Does your home reflect a wholehearted devotion to its King—your husbands and fathers? Does your home show a tender love and care for its Queen—all of you wives, mothers, and grandmothers? Your home can either lie about Christ and His Bride, or it can tell the Truth. The Truth is that the King provides for His Bride, lays down His life for her, and honors her with His own Body. The Truth is that the Bride adores the King, delights in serving Him, and rejoices at His return.” ~ Jennie Chancey

31 Days of Quotes: Day 13

October 13, 2015 | Author:

“You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, training them up in God’s fear, minding the house, and making your household a church for God as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

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