of the glory
of God's grace♥
What is home?
What does it mean to us?
A place of peace--rest--affection?
Of gaiety--and laughter?
The place we love--reverence--yearn for?
For which we are ready to work,
and plan and strive?
Or does it mean confusion, inharmony?
Hour after hour of petty quarrels, differences?
Frowns and fault-finding?
Home is first of all within ourselves.
The most stately of mansions, the richest draperies,
rarest rugs, furnishings will not make a Home--
Unless there is Peace--Stillness--Unselfishness--
within Every Heart.
Home is not bounded by the four walls of a house.
It is the heart of Life.
To it Life comes.
In it Life is nurtured, ideals born,
Upon it the strength of the nation is built.
It is the cradle of World Progress--
And guarding it, guiding it with skillful hands--
watching with seeing eyes, are
The woman Within--the man Without--
returning at night
to the Home Centre--his day well-spent.
The World's Home-Makers.
The World Without--the business day--
is like the home
The tasks that must be done are tasks--
The Man at work--
Driving the trolley, that others may ride to work.
Guiding a bank, that money may do
its most for business.
Managing a store.
Tilling the fields
For his own home--and for all homes.
That is why business exists.
The woman's work is more than
Preparing the meal--
That the family may be fed.
Washing the floors, the paint--that the home,
The Centre of Industry, may be Clean.
It is comforting the child--
Pouring peace and harmony upon the man--
who is disturbed by the friction without.
Each tiny task a brick in the structure of
For which civilization exists.
THE HOME PARTNERSHIP
The basis of happy home life is a real Home Partnership. The man earns, the woman wisely spends, and works at home, creating for the man the comfort and rest that he must have--that mental, spiritual and physical sustainment that only a quiet home can give.
The phrase "Home Partnership" means much:
A common understanding of the size of the family income; an amicable budgeting of the general expenses, including sufficient for the personal expenses of the man,--also the personal expenses of the wife. A friendly agreement as to the selection of the home and its furnishings, for it must express both the man and wife; the training of the children; and the family pleasures.
"Togetherness" is the keynote of a successful home. But it does not mean that everything should be shared. In many cases this results in the overpowering of one personality by another, the strongest dominating.
In any successful business partnership, either partner can make a plan, which is discussed by the two. If objections are raised feelings are not hurt. The arguments are heard and, if either one proves the plan is not good, the one who presented it is big enough to give it up. On the contrary, if it still appears to be a good plan, it is quietly explained further. Without loss of temper, sick headaches, hard words, the matter is settled.
The reason so many home plans go wrong is that both the man and woman are not "sold" solidly on the idea. The man says "yes" when he knows it's not right, because the woman teases him into acquiescence; the woman says "yes", because she is afraid of a long argument.
In a successful partnership, the woman must back up intuition with reason--and the man must speed up reason!. . .
by Ida Bailey Allen
Three Precious Things
Beautiful ii ~ Lovely ii
The World-Tilting Gospel:
Embracing a Biblical Worldview and Hanging on Tight
God's Wisdom in Proverbs ii
The Organized Heart:
A Woman's Guide to Conquering Chaos (a, b, c)
Charles H. Spurgeon
Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us,
but unto Thy name give glory,
for Thy mercy, and for Thy truth's sake.
† Psalm 115:1♥
Just the Brush ~ lyrics, etc.
can pr"I"de tilt then reek with:
I, ME, MY, MINE, MYSELF
one ex/internal test :
count the usage!
put off the old man ~
put on the new man
Spirit-filled life!(a, b, c)
. . . It seems to me that if a man is a Christian, Christianity ought to eat him right up. It ought to go right through him, and he should be known to be first and foremost a Christian man. Let him be all the rest on an equality with his fellow-men, and I think he may even be superior to them in business tact and capacity. I believe that religion will even sharpen his intellect, and that often communion with God in prayer will give him that calm frame of mind which will enable him to do his business all the better. But the first thing with a saved man is to glorify God, and if you are in a position where that cannot be the first thing, it is a question whether that is the position you should occupy. . . .
In Christ's church any man more earnest
than his fellows will at first meet with
greater opposition from the church than
from the world.
Charles H. Spurgeon
Which Gospel Tracts Do You Use? ii
Essential Oils and Christians ~
The chief end of man ~
If you believe first,
you may have as many good works as you please;
but if you believe, you will never trust in them,
for if you trust in them you have spoilt them,
and they are not good works any longer.
Have as many good works as you please,
still put your trust wholly in the Lord Jesus Christ,
for if you do not,
your key will never unlock heaven's gate.
. . .Let us not judge ourselves by others, and say, with deadening self-complacency, "We are getting on well as compared with our brethren. There are not many additions to our churches, but we are as successful as others." O brothers, if some are still further behind in the course, that does not increase our hope of winning the race! While I was ill, a friend endeavoured to comfort me by remarking that many suffered far more than I did. He looked unutterable things when I replied, "None but a fiend could derive comfort from the greater agonies of others." Shall we, if we have but little of God's blessing, be thankful that others have still less? Did you tell me that John Johnston's potatoes are smaller than mine? I am not going to have my potatoes judged by John Johnston's; my standard as a gardener is not the worst specimen, but the best. Let us measure ourselves by our Master, and not by our fellow-servants: then pride will be impossible, but hopefulness will be natural. We are capable of much greater things; let us attempt them. It is time for us to live, for we are growing old. . . .
glory and grace
to you ~
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