When you make a determined decision to dedicate yourself to marriage, home, and family,

the list of things to do at home is endless.

(L. Sherman)

(Submitted by Sis. Lindsay Billington, Ewen Road Ecclesia, Ontario, Canada)

I am not a homemaker because I had too little ambition or education to make anything else of myself.

No - I am a homemaker because God has given me the infinite honour of being a wife,

and I delight in employing every ability that He has equipped me with in this glad career. 

(Author unknown)

(Submitted by Sis. Lindsay Billington, Ewen Road Ecclesia, Ontario, Canada)

There are three ways to get something done:

do it yourself

employ someone,

or forbid your children to do it.

(M. Crane)

Act the way you'd like to be

and soon you'll be the way you act.

(G. Crane)

I've learned from experience

that the greater part of our happiness or misery

depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.

(M. Washington)

You are the person who has to decide

Whether you'll do it or toss it aside.

You are the person who makes up your mind

Whether you'll lead or will linger behind,

Whether you'll try for the goal that's afar

Or just be contented to stay where you are.

(E. Guest)

Choosing the lesser of two evils

is still choosing evil.

(J. Garcia)

It is so hard when I have to,

and so easy when I want to.

(S. Barnes)

Children need love,

especially when they don't deserve it.

(H. Hulbert)

Chop your own wood

and it will warm you twice.

(H. Ford)

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life,

that no man can sincerely try to help another

without being helped himself.


It is better to have an occasional limp

than to have a perpetual strut

Beautiful faces are they that wear

The light of a pleasant spirit there;

Beautiful hands are they that do

Deeds that are noble, good and true;

Beautiful feet are they that go

Swiftly to lighten another's woe.

The problem is not that God hasn't spoken

but that we haven't listened.

If we believe that our God is mighty enough to ignite the sun,

then we can be sure that He is mighty enough to light our path.

In the lightning flash across the sky God's mighty power I see,

And I know if He can reign on high,

His light can shine on me.

When the thunder shakes the mighty hills and trembles every tree,

Then I know a God so great and strong can surely harbor me.


Oh, what unhappy twist of fate

Has brought you, homeless to my gate?

The gate where once another stood

to beg for shelter, warmth and food.

For from that day I ceased to be

The master of my destiny.

While he, with purr and velvet paw

Became within my house, the law.

He scratched the furniture and shed

and claimed the middle of my bed.

He ruled in arrogance and pride

and broke my heart the day he died.

So if you really think, Oh cat,

I'd willingly relive all that

Because you come, forlorn and thin


Don't just stand there.....Come on in!

Before putting off until tomorrow

something you can do today,

study it closely.

Maybe you can postpone it indefinitely.

Blessed are those who give

without remembering.

And blessed are those who take

without forgetting.

(B. Meltzer)

If you would do a kindness,

it is not wise to wait.

You never know how quickly

it's going to be too late.

The man who offers an insult writes it in sand,

but for the man who receives it,

it is chiseled in stone.

If you think you are too small to be effective,

you have never been in bed with a mosquito.

(B. Reese)

Everyone can be great

because everyone can serve.

(M. King)

Don't test the depth of the water

with both feet.

How helpless we are,

like netted birds,

when we are caught by desire!

(B. Plain)

Thinking and acting on common sense

are better than mocking the prudent.

(J. Wilson)


May our thanksgiving be tempered

by compassion for those in want.

(H. Truman)

It is far more impressive when others

discover your good qualities

without your help.

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,

we would literally astound ourselves.

(T. Edison)

Pain is the price you pay for resisting life's flow.

A closed mouth gathers no foot.

If you lend someone $20,

and never see that person again,

it was probably worth it.

Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport,

the frogs do not die in sport,

but in earnest.



One of the great discoveries a man makes,

one of his great surprises,

is to find he can do

what he was afraid he couldn't do.

Most of the bars we beat against are in ourselves -

we put them there,

and we can take them down.

(H. Ford)

Too much is never enough.

We always do the best we can by the light we have to see by.

(J. Cameron)

We're much more afraid that there might be a God

than we are that there might not be.

(J. Cameron)

There is no monetary equivalent

to joy

(M. Bryan)

What we acquire too cheaply,

we esteem too lightly.

Love is the passionate and abiding desire

on the part of two or more people

to produce together conditions under which each can be,

and spontaneously express,

his real self;

to produce together an intellectual soil

and an emotional climate in which each can flourish,

far superior to what either could achieve alone.


Getting things accomplished

isn't nearly as important

as taking time for love.

(J. Oke)

The one who


through a countryside

sees more than the one who


One cannot collect all

the beautiful shells on the beach.

One can collect only a few,

and they are more beautiful

if they are few.

(A. Lindbergh)

The heart which has no agenda but God's

is the heart at leisure from itself.

(E. Elliott)

Where will the kind, thoughtful, caring people

come from for the next generation

if our children are not taught the value

of putting someone else's needs

above their own?

(E. Schaeffer)

The success of our living is measured

not by what we can accumulate for ourselves,

but what we can bestow

upon our fellow travelers

on life's tough trail.

(W. Keller)

If you are too busy to read,

you are too busy.

(R. Foster)

Don't worry about having things.

Worry about having each other

(D. Rosoener)

Pride desires to do great things publicly:

Love is happy to do little things privately.

(G. Growcott)

The smallest deed always exceeds

the grandest of intentions.

God does not pay at the end of every day -

But in the end - God pays.

Preach the Gospel always -

if necessary use words

A rich man

spends less than he makes.

(B. Wilhoit)

When you know better-

do better.

You never get a second chance

to make a first impression.

We probably wouldn't worry about what people think about us

if we could know how seldom they do.

(O. Miller)

The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything.

They just make the best of everything.

I am only one;

but still I am one.

I cannot do everything,

but still I can do something;

I will not refuse to do the something I can do.

(H. Keller)

A baby is born with the need to be loved

and never out grows it.

(F. Clark)

What you do speaks so loud

that I cannot hear what you say.

(R. Emerson)

There are two ways of spreading light:

to be the candle

or the mirror that reflects it.

Time wounds all heels.

(J. Ace)

We can talk frankly about our defects

only to those who recognize our qualities.

(A. Maurois)

It is not only necessary to love.

It is necessary to say so.

The love in your heart isn't put there to stay.

Love isn't love until you give it away.

A girl without freckles

is like a night without stars.

Here are three little sayings I received

from my "Construction Men"

Measure twice

Cut once

Which way is which on screws, light bulbs, etc.?

Righty tighty

Lefty loosey

Tight is tight

but too tight is loose again

 There is only one pretty child in the world,

and every mother has it

That which does not kill me

makes me stronger.

(F. Nietzsche)

The most fortunate of men,

Be he a king or a commoner, is he

Whose welfare is assured in

his own home.

(J. Goethe)

A friend is someone who reaches for your hand

and touches your heart.

Everyone has a photographic memory.

Some just don't have any film!

You can only be young once,

but you can be immature all your life.

An unbreakable toy is useful

for breaking other toys.

Think only of yourself

and others will soon forget you.

When your brow gets wrinkled from worry and care,

you need a "faith lift."

Faults are thick where love is thin.

It is not he who has little

but he who wants more who is poor.

God doesn't call us to be successful.

He calls us to be faithful.

Every mother knows which side the bread is buttered on -

the side the kids drop on the floor.

Always put off until tomorrow

what you shouldn't do at all.

Oh spare me please the dinner guest

who when I'm simply dead for rest

compels me against my wishes

to get right up and do the dishes!

Middle age is that time of life when

you could do just as much as you ever could

but would rather not.

When love and skill work together,

expect a masterpiece.

Many people quit looking for work

when they find a job.

If you find yourself in a hole -

the first thing to do is stop digging,

Many hands make light work


You get what you settle for

It is better to be disillusioned than deceived

The best way for evil to win is for good men to do nothing

If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;

. . . You'll be a Man, my son!

(R. Kipling)

Never just cut a knot

that can be untied with patience

[From a note on a gift]

This is not for any reason

It's not for any season

It is for love.

You never really grow up it seems

You keep in your heart your plans and dreams

And in a corner tucked away

Is the child we all were yesterday

It lightens the blow to draw nearer to him

who wields the rod.

Bad habits are hard to break,

Especially if you like them.

Thank God for dirty dishes.

They have a tale to tell.

While others may go hungry

We're eating very well.

With home, and health, and happiness

We wouldn't want to fuss.

For by this stack of evidence

God's very good to us!

Some people come into our lives and quickly go -

Some people stay awhile and leave footprints on our hearts . . .

and we are never the same.

Said the Robin to the Sparrow,

"I should really like to know

Why these anxious human beings

Rush about and worry so!"

Said the Sparrow to the Robin,

"Friend, I think that it must be

That they have no Heavenly Father

Such as cares for you and me."

Peace is not the absence of suffering

But the presence of God within one's heart.

Use it up

Wear it out

Make it do

or do without.

Mental floss regularly with the Word of God

to prevent Truth decay.

In thine own cheerful spirit live

Nor seek the calm that others give.

For thy, thyself, alone must stand,

Not held upright by other's hand.

(L. Wilder)

Good, better, best -

Never rest

Till good be better

and better best.

"Others", Lord, yes "others"

Let this my motto be,

For while I'm serving others,

I will be serving thee.

A young soldier needs an old horse.

You can't believe a liar

even when he tells the truth.

Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed:

God's love to us,

Our love to others

And others' love to us.

Faith looks ahead

Hope looks up

Love looks around

to see who it can help. 

Love is not an inclination

It's a demonstration

A man convinced against his will

is of the same opinion still.

True education will bring an awareness

of just how ignorant you really are.