Home is the foundation for civilization

Auguste Renoir

The wise woman builds here home, the foolish woman with her own hands tears it down. Proverbs 14:1

Home is the foundation upon which great civilizations are built. It is the sacred dwelling where souls are forged, humans have great value and children are cherished and marriage is regarded  as holy.

Home is the place where virtue is shaped: minds are fed on great ideas, truth, and beauty, the finest of writing, the clearest of thinking, the food of thoughtfulness and insight are intentionally  and disseminated and  protected and  every day.

Home is the place where moral excellence is modeled, learned, practiced, upheld and honored daily, where innocence is allowed to grow, where holiness is prized, and cynicism is kept at bay.

Home is the place where faith is practiced, cherished, embraced, and reflected in the very breath of life throughout all the days lived in fellowship with those who abide there.

Home is the haven  of inspiration, where the art of life is expressed and taught.Color is strewn into every corner, delectable food is tasted, art, books, beauty, crafted throughout the scenery of it’s rooms and walls.

Home is the place where the whispers of God’s love are heard regularly, the touch of His hands are given intentionally throughout the day, the words of His encouragement and affirmation pointed to lay the foundation of loving relationships.

Home is the place where stories of heroism, sacrifice, love and redemption are celebrated and embraced and heard, which shapes the dreams of the souls who live there.

Home is a place of ministry and the gifting and giving of redeeming words, thoughts, actions, and love to all who come in its wake.

Home ties invisible strings to the hearts of children who live there to a history forged together, to a heritage defined and celebrated, to a calling that is shared with the name.

Home is the bedroom of family, that decides the destiny and definition of the life of future generations.

Home, the place designed by God to be the laboratory of righteousness and divine calling for each one whose life was fearfully and wonderfully made.

What a grand and auspicious work a woman is called to, how significant and far reaching her building encompasses when she understands the breadth of  her work of building generations.

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  1. says

    I love the last lines of this post! It goes along with what I was studying this morning in my devotions. I wear a necklace that my friend made that says”raising generations” to help me remember the significance of my work.

  2. says

    I have made my way here from Ann’s blog. It is a lovely place. Looking back from my empty nest I wish I had made home all of these beautiful things. Seeking to make it more so – for my grown children, grandchildren and of course my husband. Thank you for these wise, inspirational, true words.

  3. says

    the most inspiring, challenging and beautiful thing I have read all month! Thankyou. I’m going to share your words on my blog this week!

  4. says

    This is just gold! I loved it so much that I have shared it on my blog today. Thankyou Sally for constantly reminding me of my calling, and purpose and inspiring me to raise the bar in my home and strive for excellence.

  5. Aimee says

    I am humbled. What an encouraging reminder of what God has called me to…now only in HIS strength can this home truly be all that God has created it to be!

  6. says

    This is beautiful and humbling! I love your writing… i am like a baby bird feeding on your words. Thank you for pouring out your heart and life so that new mommies can be filled and warmed. I am so encouraged and my spirit is challenged to live in such a was as you have. Thank you a million times!

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