"She must look upon her home as the one spot on earth, for which she alone is responsible, and which she must cultivate well for God—even if she never does anything outside. For her the Father's business is not attending benevolent societies, and missionary meetings, and mothers' meetings, and bible conventions, or even teaching a Sunday-school class—until she has made her own home all that her wisest thought and best skill can make it!"
~J.R. Miller, Home-Making pg.68
To keep debt, dirt, and the devil out of my cottage has been my greatest wish ever
since I set up housekeeping; and although the last of the three has sometimes got in
by the door or the window, for the old serpent will wriggle through the smallest
crack, yet thanks to a good wife, hard work, honesty, and scrubbing brushes, the two
others have not crossed the threshold.
Christians happily united, whose children grow up in the fear of the Lord, and render
to them increased comfort and joy every day. Oh, how much some of us owe to the
gospel for the happiness of our homes!