Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Kind of Home I Want

"When home is ruled according to God's Word, angels might be asked to stay with us, and they would not find themselves out of their element." ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

10 comments:

Angela said...

Love that quote!

AmyG said...

Lovely!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful sentiment! I believe that is the kind of home you have -- you already have two angels living with you. Their names are Emily and Rachel! :)

Love you, Mom

Anonymous said...

Wonderful quote!

I want a home like that!

Jenn

Katie said...

Lovely quote! :-) Psalm 127 is very special to me in this regard!

Blessings today!

Sheri said...

Beautiful!

Susan said...

I really love that. I really desire to have a home where people are refreashed.

miranda said...

I love Charles Spurgeon quotes. I have a different one posted on my site. They are so inspirational!

Anonymous said...

I've never asked anybody but I wonder how comfortable people really feel in our home.

My Bible study teacher said when she was a kid, her friend's house was so warm, inviting, and comfortable. Even more than her own home. At that young age she could not figure out what it was that made it so comfortable. So she assumed it was because the house was white with black shutters! Haha! When she got married, she and her husband bought a white house with black shutters. In hopes in would feel like "home" to people.

I would love to know whether or not angels were hanging out around our home. But what is it that makes a house feel like "home" to anybody and everybody?

A home where grace lives? (like Joy's post) A home where there's peace among family members? A home where the owners are non-judgemental and don't hold any expectations of you when you walk through the door?

Some homes I've been in, I was ready to kick off my shoes, laugh out loud, be myself, and relax! I felt safe and wanted there. Others I feel edgey and uncomfortable. It doesn't seem to matter whether their home is super clean or not...

SO WHAT'S THE SECRET?? I'd love to hear what others think.

Great qoute, Monica

Andrea L.

Leah in Iowa said...

I really like that quote, and the simple picture you chose to go with it. I, along with your other readers, desire people to feel at home in my house, too. Even though I'm a stay-at-home mom, I'm guilty of being too busy and not welcoming people in enough. I need to start saying "no" more often in order to achieve a more peaceful home!!