Friday, May 19, 2006

A Dripping Faucet or A Happy Home

Proverbs 19:13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

Being a pastor’s wife I see a lot of family issues that are truly heartbreaking. One of those things is a husband who hates to go home and a wife who has nothing good to say to him when he is there. They has no joy – not in their marriage, their home, or in their own hearts. Pretty soon it shows in the kids too.

After a while no one can say a nice word to each other, no one gets along, and no one wants to do anything together. They are nothing more than a group of people living under the same roof.

I don’t ever want that ~~ for my family or any other family. There is so much misery in our world today. Why not try to make our homes a place of refuge. A place where we long to spend time, with people we long to be with. Some times it takes more work than other times, but it is SO worth it.

My heart just breaks every time I see a family falling apart. My prayer for each person that reads this today is that each one of you will do something to bring a smile to the faces of those you live with. You’ll be amazed at what will happen…one smile will lead to two smiles, two smiles will lead to a laugh, and soon you will all be enjoying your time together.

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