Finding Joy in the Rooms of a Mother’s Heart


The Foundation

As with any other building, the foundation of a home determines its capacity for both weight and height. Without a strong foundation, the homeowner is likely to face costly repairs in the future.

What you have the capacity to become, both as a woman and as a mother, depends upon the foundational issues of your faith. If you want your life to be supported by your chosen foundation, then you must spend time in establishing a stalwart one that will stand the test of time and withstand the storms of life.

I believe there are foundational truths that you must build your home upon. If these truths are neglected or overlooked, the cracks of impatience, anger, and bitterness may cause your family to be on shaky ground. However, if you focus on the necessary foundational truths and create a home that is built upon this bedrock, then when the storms of life come, and come they will, your home will remain steadfast in the face of insurmountable odds.

The greatest gift you can give to your children is the foundation that only the Bible supplies. I am not talking about preaching to your children; I am referring to the absolute necessity of treasuring the Bible every day in your family home.

Your children need to know that there are some things in this world that never change; they need to have an understanding that although the culture may evolve, there is a constant in their lives upon which they can rely. The truth of Scripture is the most valuable commodity that a family can build a life upon. When the Bible is honored in a home, it does a miracle in the lives of each family member. 

When you treasure the Word of God and encourage your children to memorize His truths, it will enable them to navigate the teenage years with purity and righteousness.

Children learn what they live. If they see their dear mama reading her Bible, they too will know the value and the joy that is found on the sacred pages of Scripture. I have always known that I would be unable to leave my children a legacy of earthly treasures, but I was more than able to give them that which will never corrupt or grow old.