Happy Home


“Everyone wants to save the world, but no one wants to help Mom with the dishes.”When you are a mother at home with your children, the church is not clamoring for monthly ministry updates. When you talk to other believers, there is not any kind of awe about what you are sacrificing for the gospel. People are not pressing you for needs you might have, how they can pray for you. It does not feel intriguing, or glamorous. Your work is normal, because it is as close to home as you can possibly be. You have actually gone so far as to become home.” –Rachel Jankovik

To my three darling girls when you grow up one day:

On the days when you know you are blessed to be able to be at home with your children but can’t quite feel the reality of that blessing, when other good ways to serve and be counted are dangling in front of your eyes, when you want to run and hide just for a quick moment of quiet…for those days, might you remember that you are home? Home to the snotty noses and bathroom counseling sessions. Home to the chubby feet, the giggling kids running circles around the dining room, the hands that create the beauty and the messes…home to them because Christ is your dwelling place.


He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. -Jim Elliot




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