Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Reminder from a Previous Post.

Quiet Moment.

I found this whilst browsing in a Life in Skunk Hollow. This is a good thing to ponder on in my quiet moment.

This truly is a good reminder of what we hope to achieve:

Home - it's such a beautiful word! It's the center of our lives, the place that holds us with invisible strings of love within its walls. Home is the place where the delectable smells and tastes of "my favorite food" linger; where the comfort and beauty of "my room" and "my bed" can be enjoyed; where "my dreams" are inspired and begin to grow; where bedtime routines, prayers, and blessings give comfort; where the intimacy of deep relationships - unconditional love, grace, forgiveness, encouragement, unselfishness, laughter, and memories - is shared with people who have made us a priority in their lives.

It's where appetites for favorite music, movies, books, games, art, and traditions are shaped from infancy on up.Home is a haven from a world that is swimming with challenges and difficulty. It is a school where one learns how precious life is intended to be. It provides the context of learning to know and love my Creator, the beauty of the world he made, and his Word, which guides me.

And it is the environment where direction and purpose and values are passed from generation to generation, protecting and preserving all that is precious in life.The task of building our home into places of beauty and life that will feed the hearts, souls, and minds of our children is the most comprehensive task to which God has called us as mothers. We are called quite literally to be "home makers" - to plan and shape a home environment that provides our families with both a safe resting place and a launching pad for everything they do in the world."--

From "The Mission of Motherhood - Touching Your Child's Heart for Eternity" by Sally Clarkson

I am reading this book at the moment (for the second time) and this post was written on June 28th in the Life in Skunk Hollow. It truly is an inspiring book.

I was going through my blog trying to find a photo of the entrance area with all the photo's in it (which we have now changed).  I did not have any luck, but I did find this above.. 

1 comment:

Cathy said...


I was reading this and saying to myself, Wow! she is articulating this so well!

I have that book too, and it is a good thing to go back and read it again from time to time.