Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense... ~ Sir Winston Churchill, Speech, 1941, Harrow School
This quote was shared by our pastor in yesterday's sermon. "Never Give In". We as moms know not to give in, we must keep going! But at times the stresses of life, home and family may cause us to be distracted in our purpose, especially in our homes. Our home sometime seem to be the easiest thing to neglect!
Making a home consists of more than food, laundry and cleaning. A home is made up of attitudes, family, atmosphere. Each home has it's own style and feel that is a perfect fit for the family. Some homes are rowdy and full of fun. Some are quiet and peaceful. Some are active, busy and always moving. Whatever the feel of the home, there are characteristics most of us want to see in our home:
- A place where one is welcome.
- A place where love is shown and felt.
- A place to relax.
- A place to recharge.
- A place of blessing.
In today's world, so many things clamor for our attention it is easy to get worn down and forget the things we want our home to be filled with. May we take encouragement from this this quote and NEVER GIVE IN. When we are tired, grumpy and irritable, instead of giving in to the impulse to growl at others, may we keep our focus to keep the peace! When stress threatens to overtake us, may we stand strong and let our home be a place to recharge and rest. When our families are down and discouraged, may we not give in, but offer hope and love. We may have to overlook some cleaning and chores to put our energy where it needs to be which is building the heart of the home.
May we remember, it is not bricks and stones that make a home...it is the warmth and love that comes from our love for family and the desire to give them our best...a place to call HOME!