A Home for God

“I believe with all my heart that one of the greatest soul saving stations in the world is the home.”
- Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators

One person observed about Dr. Francis Schaeffer’s wife, Edith: “As many people were brought to the Lord through Mrs. Schaeffer’s cinnamon buns as through Dr. Schaeffer’s sermons.”

Peter Marshall, former chaplain of the Senate, told the story: “I was privileged, in the spring, to visit in a home that was to me – and I am sure to the occupants – a little bit of Heaven. There was beauty there. There was a keen appreciation of the finer things of life, and an atmosphere in which it was impossible to keep from thinking of God.

“The room was bright and white and clean, as well as cozy. There were many windows. Flowers were blooming in pots and vases, adding their fragrance and beauty. Books lined one wall – good books – inspiring and instructive – good books – good friends…Nature’s music, nature’s beauty – nature’s peace…It seemed to me a kind of Paradise that had wandered down, an enchanted oasis – home.”

Oh to make my home a place of refreshment and warmth to both family, friends, and to offer hospitality to others! It need not be expensively decorated or perfectly organized, but let us make it our goal to allow the love of Jesus to radiate from the door to every corner of our homes. What a high and noble calling to make a haven of rest to all who enter!

My hearts cry: Lord, help me to make my home a place where all find it impossible to keep from thinking of God! Care to join me in making this your prayer as well?

Selections quoted in Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney

About Lindsay

Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of three, homemaker, and writer. She is the editor of Passionate Homemaking since its beginning five years ago. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

5 Responses to A Home for God

  1. Lauren June 10, 2008 at 9:21 am #

    Some great quotes!

    I had heard the passage from Peter Marshall in another book…I’m going to have to find it!

  2. Mrs. M June 8, 2008 at 7:38 pm #

    I have always loved that quote about the cinnimon buns.

    This is an area I am growing in.

  3. Mrs. Mordecai June 8, 2008 at 4:21 pm #

    This is a great post! It’s good to remember why we are homemakers.

  4. Babychaser June 8, 2008 at 10:17 am #

    Great post!! I’m going to have to read these books. They sound great! I so want my home to be a haven… it is difficult in a small home (with a home business) to know how to do it sometimes.

  5. Momala June 8, 2008 at 4:24 am #

    Feminine Appeal is a great book, I’ve been meaning to re-read it. I’ve been reading The Hidden Art Of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer and it has a lot of practical ideas for making our homes beautiful.