Friday, July 8, 2011

The Vision of Home

A Pet Rosebush

Temptations, Invitations and Urgings keep trying to call me away from home.  They keep trying to get mother away from keeping the home.

There is so much tranquility here. It is a slow - paced kind of life, when Mother is always at home.  She is able to cook and bake and clean. She is able to pray and spend time with her family.

The other day, I was working in the kitchen and getting so much accomplished. I made several batches of suppers for the freezer. This was for those rough days when I needed to rest, or focus on other things. But I needed to stay home and have the strength to finish my work.

I remember someone mentioning Nehemiah in the Bible and how he could not come down from the wall, because he was doing God's work. Was something trying to call him away?

I don't want my home to fall in ruins because I did not have a heart for it. I have a calling to be here. Please, don't tempt me, or distract me away from my work.

What a great blessing it is to have a vision of home. It is not only a vision but a dedicated heart. It is a form of heaven on earth - an artisitc endeavor in hospitality, and of creating the beauty of a traditional family.

Mrs. White

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Lisa Grace said...

I have been struggling much with this as of late. There are so many good things going on in the summer days for my kids, but our home is showing the "busyness" of it all and I don't like that. Yet, I feel like I am denying them fun when we "just stay home." It's so hard to maintain the proper focus sometimes.

Gae said...

Dear Mrs White,
Beautiful reminder on our love of home and being truly present.
Thank you

BarefootButtercup said...

Good thoughts, I have felt that temtpation creep up on more than one occassion, even when I know God pulled me home, and He did it with such strength there was no denying. Its a good reminder there are other forces at work in the world trying to take us away from what God has called us to do.

Green Goose said...

Soft, simple, encouraging words. Thank you! Vision is so important.

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Homestead Mommy said...

What a wonderful post. I have struggled in the past (and still do) with the feeling of being pulled from home by other worldy things. Mostly because society has programmed us to feel that being a housewife is less than desirable work. But through much prayer and talking with my husband for has gotten better.
I love my life of mom, wife and homeschooling.

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