Allow me to share some quotes this morning from one of my very favorite authors and Bible teacher, Kay Arthur.
"A sanctuary you can create, a harbor of safety for loved ones from the storms of life, your shelter in the world - from the world."
"This is part of the joy, the wonder, of being a woman. Here you celebrate the expression of being you as you take a house and make it your home. What you create in your setting makes it uniquely you."
"Like the fragrance of a delightful potpourri, your sanctuary is filled with the scent of a woman. For, in large portion, the presence of you, the essence of you, permeates and sets the atmosphere of this place called home."
"You know, for you've watched the power of a gentle smile, of a non-condemnng, listening ear, of open, forgiving arms, of your words and tone of voice, the mystical effect of a soft answer that turns away wrath, the power of words of kindness and encouragement when they grace your lips . . . "
"As you walk through your home, turning out the lights, closing another day, there's a sense of satisfaction, of accomplishment, as you give one last, loving touch, putting away the remnants of the day. . . knowing that with everything in place, when you awake you can begin with a sense of peace and grace."