Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Every True Home...


"Every true home is an influence of blessing in the community where it stands.  Its lights shine out.  Its songs ring out.  Its spirit breathes out.  Its neighbors know whether it is hospitable or inhospitable, warm or cold, inviting or repelling.  Some homes bless no lives outside their own circle; others are perpetually pouring out sweetness and fragrance.  The Christian home is a far reaching benediction.  It sets its lamps in its windows, and while  they give no less light or cheer to those within,  they pour a little beam upon the gloom without, which may brighten some dark path and put a little cheer into the heart of some belated passer by.  Its doors stand open to every one who comes seeking shelter from the storm, or sympathy in sorrow, or help in trial..."

J.R. Miller - Homemaking, 1882


sherry said...

Hmm. This quote is to be read and read again, slowly digested and held close to heart. Thank you.


Pam Mattick Art and Stuff said...

Thank you so much for sharing that!!! Can I use it on Faith Folk?
Have a wonderful day.
Joshua 1:9

Pam Mattick Art and Stuff said...

P.S. You are one of the people in this blog world of ours that I wish lived next door to me :)
Hugs, Pam

Ronda said...

Most true, and lovely written.
I love this book. I bought it nearly a year ago, and have fallen in love with it, taken it to heart and tried to put into real application as best as possible.

Yet, thank you for sharing this today. I needed the gentle reminder.

Love & Prayers,

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Thank you all for your kind words...I love this book too.

Pam you may certainly use this quote - it is not original to me! Thanks for your sweet words - I needed that today!

Cheri' said...

I loved this quote! I find myself measuring our home and our hospitality by what is said here. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

And. . . although I only know you through the blog world, I would agree with Pam about wishing you lived next door!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I have this book! I haven't looked at it in a while. Thanks for sharing this passage.


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