Life’s best school is living with people. It is there that we learn our best lessons. Someone says, “It is better to live with others – even at the cost of considerable jarring and friction – than to live in undisturbed quiet alone.” It is not, ideally, the easy way. It often involves hurts, wrongs, injustices, many wounds, many heartaches, and many pangs. It requires … [Read more...] about Miller’s Monday Musings #20: Learning to Live with People – and Love Them
“There are some fathers who seem to forget that any share of the burden and duty of making the home-life belongs to them. They leave it all to the mothers. They come and go as if they were scarcely more than boarders in their own house, with no active interest in the welfare of their children. They plead the demands of business as the excuse for their neglect. But where is the … [Read more...] about Miller’s Monday Musings #16: An Appeal to Fathers
“Let me say that no wife can over-estimate the influence she wields over her husband; or the measure in which his character, his career, and his very destiny are laid in her hands for shaping. The sway which she holds over him is the sway of love, but it is mighty and resistless. If she retains her power, and if she holds her place as queen of his life; then she can do with him … [Read more...] about Miller’s Monday Musings #15: A Tremendous Influence for Good!
“One person alone cannot make a home what it ought to be, or what it might be. One sweet spirit may spread through the home the odors of love, even though there is bitterness and strife among the other members – just as one fragrant flower may spread a breath of perfume through a hedge of thorns. The influence of one gentle and unselfish life may also – over time – soften … [Read more...] about Miller’s Monday Musings #14: As Christ Loved the Church
“Four walls do not make a home, even though it may be built of marble and covered with the rarest decorations. A family may be reared in a palace that is filled with the loveliest works of art, and yet the influences may not be the kind that leave blessings behind them. The home-life itself is more important than the house and its adornments. By the home-life is meant all the … [Read more...] about Miller’s Monday Musings #13: Four Walls Don’t Make a Home