by Kristin Eason from Nancy Campbell’s Above Rubies – A House or a Home?
Editor’s note: She’s been waiting to ‘make a home’ for a long time considering the author’s eldest child is 15 years old, so no wonder she’s having to tell herself not to be bitter and negative. One idea here that she doesn’t explore is not a bad one – that it does not matter if you live in a rental house, apartment, trailer, hut, yurt, duplex or mansion. The structure does not matter because anywhere you are can be a ‘home’. Instead the author chooses to focus on controlling your thoughts and words instead of simply being grateful for what you do have. She makes it all about attitude in a very wrong and controlling way.
Today as I rocked my four-month old little girl to sleep I thought of how I’m not able to make our rental a home for my family and how nice it will be to finally have our house built so I could make a home. I then realized that making a home has nothing to do with the size or worth of the home–renting or owning.
Making a home is more of a heart matter–serving and loving the family that God has given us to love, train, and cherish and doing it faithfully. I also realized that just because a mother chooses to “stay at home” doesn’t mean she is building her home. She could be tearing it down with her words of discouragement, bitterness, and selfishness. With the Lord’s help I truly desire to build my home, wherever “home” may be.
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