Category Archives: Around the Home

The Kitchen: A Sacred Place

A true home is one of the most sacred of places. It is a sanctuary into which men flee from the world’s perils and alarms. It is a resting-place to which at close of day the weary retire to gather new strength for the battle and toils of tomorrow. It is the place where love […]

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Noble {Man} Chores

“Labour, honest labour, is mighty and beautiful. Luxuries and conquests are the result of labour; we can imagine nothing without it. The noblest man of earth is he who puts his hands cheerfully and proudly to honest labour. Labour is a business and ordinance of God. Labour pities you, proud fool, and laughs you to […]

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Plenty to be Thankful For

“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the […]

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God’s Glory

“For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habukkuk 2:14       As most Autumn months go, it has been very busy around our little home and garden life. I do hope to get back to my writing shortly, to find […]

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A Rare Flower

“A home without children! It is like a lantern and no candle; a garden and no flowers; a vine and no grapes; a brook and no water gurgling and gushing in its channel …       Children are more easily led to be good by examples of loving kindness, and tales of well-doing in […]

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