“I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker."
~ Helen Keller
Dear reader, this delicately describes the gentle life of a homemaker. Through daily rituals of love and care, we are sending people into the world who are well-adjusted, who will shine a light in dark places, who will be peculiarly holy because you took the time to make this example in the home. You took the time to show what beautiful is, what noble is, what truth is.
Just as a “little leaven leavens the whole lump” in a negative way (Galatians 5:9), imagine what a “lot of love” can leaven in a positive way. Please don’t underestimate your sacred influence.
“If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.”
~ Mother Teresa
You are not “just” making a home but maintaining a ministry.
Pictured: apple turnovers made with the apple pie filling I canned last autumn…
"Through daily rituals of love and care, we are sending people into the world who are well-adjusted, who will shine a light in dark places, who will be peculiarly holy because you took the time to make this example in the home."ReplyDelete
I sure hope so.
"Please don’t underestimate your sacred influence."
"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.”
~ Mother Teresa
Thank you for this!
Thank you, JES. All that you wrote in this post was so meaningful. I hope you don't mind that I copied it word for word into my "commonplace book" of quotes, poems, scriptures, sayings, etc. that speak to me. Of course I added your blog address to the entry. Your posts are a breath of fresh air, encouraging to the soul.ReplyDelete
I believe Helen Keller had more than a few negative things to say about the Bible, and Humanists love to quote her. However I'm always amazed at her level of intellect and understanding and how it was possible to do for someone who is deaf and blind and could only gauge the world one Braille letter at a time.ReplyDelete
God bless you for your beautiful posts...I have followed you for years on here and each post is so loving so caring so deeply God reflected and also HELPFUL to all who read them.. do you have recipes too for the apple turnovers yum.. love them and also just am lifted with your Love of famly, love of humanity and love of God. Thank you for you. Blessings and joy to you and your loved ones.. Merri ( Merrilyn Mc Elderry)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words!!! I will try and get my recipe together and posted one day!!! And blessings to you and yours as well 💕Delete
Ok I guess I have to do it over as it does not show up that I published a thank you to you for years fo joy, and love and messages that are who loving and caring and filled with love of God. I just have always loved seeing your work. and pass on the total blog when able. Do you have the recipe for the turnovers? the crust recipe. Also love the same things you do. esp hard covered books too. I am a writer of chidlren's stories and also a writer of poetry as well. Working on a new book with my son too. Love painting and drawing with pen and inks. to go with the stories and peotry. Again Thank you for uplifting the world with your shine and your wisdom .. lots of Love from MInnesota. MerriReplyDelete
Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words!!! I will try and get my recipe together and posted one day!!! And blessings to you and yours as well 💕 P.S. Writing stories for children sounds like a wonderful thing!Delete
Yummy! Thanks for the inspiration. Both quotes are so encouraging.ReplyDelete
You encourge me.ReplyDelete
God sends to us, others who encourage us. I appreciate your talents and gifts that you share with us.
"And let us consider how we may spur one another with love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
"I have set the Lord, always,before me,because He is at my right hand. I shall not be moved. " Psalms 16;8 love this ministry of humble, powerful Home!ReplyDelete
I love these "snippet" posts. Thank you for sharing this.ReplyDelete
I have been a full-time homemaker for over 32 years now---ever since I had my first child. Spending my days concentrating on making my home a haven of rest and beauty for my family has been the greatest joy of my life. And even now, as an empty nester, I am happily focusing on my home.ReplyDelete
Those apple turnovers look delicious!
Our home is the most important place we can be here on earth and the way we make it, is the way others will perceive it. So, we have to make it full of love, peace and above all the Grace of God!
Have a blessed week and I hope everything is okay!