Pointers to build a good home:

* My Mom taught this to me when I was barely 13 yrs of age 🙂 – “Never complain about your Mom-in-Law, to your Husband”. Now that I am married and also have a son, it ofcourse makes more sense to me. After all, just as my hands care for my son, so have my mom-in-laws hands cared for her own!!!

* My Co-Sister has modelled this to me: “Be quick to say ‘Sorry’ “. In some of the arguments that a husband and wife may sometimes have, it may be crushing to actually say that word, ‘Sorry’, “but it always makes things much easier”, Aartika says!!!

* My Mom-in-Law always says: “Family first, everything else next.” Jeev wanted me to cut down on my weekday activities at church to have quality time at home. I was taken aback when he said one day, “Does not even feel like you are at home!” I was quick to make some cancellations right away!!!! 🙂 Now the only thing I do is Choir practice, on Wednesdays!!!

* My Gamma (maternal grandma) has taught all her children and her grandchildren, the value of prayer. She was a very simple woman, but she conquered mountains just on her knees!!! Even today her perseverence that she showed during her lifetime, encourages me to imitate her all the more!!!

* My Paattima (paternal grandma) was very diligent with the family finances and recorded the daily expenditures of the home in an accounts book, as I lay beside her on the bed. The Woman of the home ought to be wise with the use of money. (I’ve got a long……… way to go on this pointer tho!!! 🙂 )

Another thing that I have learned: A woman can build or break her home just with her WORDS. Bite your tongue if you have to… it sure does save a lot of troubles. That’s really really tough for us women, coz we are the kinds who just need to get things out of our system!!! 🙂 Personally, I’d humbly ask you to pray and ask God to guide your tongue and He always does a superb job!!!

In the end, it can NEVER be our wisdom that can build a godly home. IT ALWAYS TAKES THE GRACE OF GOD TO DO THAT!!! With God, the smallest effort, yields a hundred fold fruit!!! So be encouraged Woman of God, Heaven backs you up, on all your endeavors, to build a good Home!!!

Pic below: From left: Gamma, Usha athai, Mummy, Aruna athai and Pama. All these women have been examples to me in one way or the other!!!! Thank God for such Godly examples!!!

Have a fantabulous month ahead!!!

About Varna Jeevagarajan

Hi there, I'm Varna Jeevagarajan. Originally from Chennai, but currently living in Saint Louis, US. Have been married to Tagore Jeevagarajan and blessed with two precious kids!!! Well, to say a little about myself.... I adore Jesus. And I enjoy writing! Put both together, and you get a blog that talks about my experiences with the Lord Jesus. I enjoy music and singing as well. And God has been gracious and enabled me to come out with an album called 'kanden'. I truly believe that every talent, small or great, ought to be used for magnifying and exalting His name and drawing the ends of the Earth to His throne!!! My blog and my musical talents are my little contributions!!! Hope that my music and my blog will bring Joy and Hope to your heart and bless your soul!!! Thanks for visiting, Varna Jeevagarajan
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