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A True Home


A true home is one of the most sacred of places. @mferrell

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 learns its lessons, where life is schooled into discipline and strength, where character is molded.


Few things we can do in this world are so well worth doing as the making of a beautiful and happy home. He who does this builds a sanctuary for God and opens a fountain of blessing for men.


Far more than we know, do the strength and beauty of our lives depend upon the home in which we dwell. He who goes forth in the morning from a happy, loving, prayerful home, into the world’s strife, temptation, struggle, and duty, is strong–inspired for noble and victorious living. The children who are brought up in a true home go out trained and equipped for life’s battles and tasks, carrying in their hearts a secret of strength which will make them brave and loyal to God, and will keep them pure in the world’s severest temptations.”


~J.R. Miller


  1. @Kay – thank you for your sweet note today. I too am in a slimmed down home right now so I need these reminders of the impact I have on my home too :). Sending love to you today too dear sister.

  2. @Judith – I have the older copy too but I can read and re-read J.R. Miller to remind me of the importance of my role. Sending hugs to you dear friend 🙂

  3. Kay @ Off the Beaten Path says:

    Thanks for this lovely reminder today. I’ve worked hard all week at my writing and met my deadlines yesterday. So I have no excuse. But sometimes it is hard to change gears and dedicate myself to the home. My home has slimmed down from the fullness of children to the empty nest of two “old birds”, but I still need to give it the effort and energy required so that our dwelling place is good and sweet and lovely. You have inspired me with this lovely quote. Thank you, sweet sister!
    Have a blessed weekend!

  4. I always enjoy reading your posts from Miller’s book. I have had this book for a long time and find it so inspiring. My book is called “Home Making” and is the same book 🙂

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