I feel like a copycat, but there have been a couple of great quotes I have read recently that have been a great blessing and inspiration to me.
Sanctuary is where Peace, Order and Beauty meet. Rachel Anne has a great post on making our homes a place of peace, order and beauty. She offers some practical suggestions on taming the jungle our homes can sometimes become and transforming them into a sanctuary - full of peace, joy, order and love.
Many times our lives and home reflect what is overflowing within us. Over at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home there is a quote that spoke to me: "A gentle and quiet spirit is not only imperishable; it is precious in the sight of God. It's also one of the hardest qualities to cultivate. Far from a sign of weakness, a gentle and quiet spirit is the sign of a woman who is strong in faith, mind and character."
---From the book So Much More by Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin
It takes discipline to cultivate the most coveted qualities, but I believe that with God's grace, those desired qualities can overflow in our lives into the lives of our family and shower our home for all who enter to be blessed.