Saturday, May 8

Thank you to all the Mother's




"The modern challenge to motherhood is the eternal challenge — that of being a godly woman. The very phrase sounds strange in our ears. We never hear it now. We hear about every other kind of women — beautiful women, smart women, sophisticated women, career woman, talented women, divorced women, but so seldom do we hear of a godly woman — or of a godly man either, for that matter.

I believe women come nearer fulfilling their God-given function in the home than anywhere else. It is a much nobler thing to be a good wife than to be Miss America. It is a greater achievement to establish a Christian home than it is to produce a second-rate novel filled with filth. It is a far, far better thing in the realm of morals to be old-fashioned than to be ultramodern. The world has enough women who know how to hold their cocktails, who have lost all their illusions and their faith. The world has enough women who know how to be smart.

It needs women who are willing to be simple. The world has enough women who know how to be brilliant. It needs some who will be brave. The world has enough women who are popular. It needs more who are pure. We need women, and men, too, who would rather be morally right that socially correct."
Peter Marshall addressing the US Senate in 1950
You can read the rest of his speech here, which is well worth the read.

(thanks to Doug Phillips for this great quote)

5 comments:

Janel said...

This is one of my favorites. Thanks for reminding me! : )

Anonymous said...

this is a fabulous pic! love it!!!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

It's so refreshing to read your blog and know that I am not the only person on the face of the earth who thinks this way. Love your thoughts on life, family, home, and God.

Happy Mother's Day to you.

Treena

~~Mikki Jo said...

What a wonderful post, so glad to visit and be encouraged by your blog. Blessings to you!

Lynn said...

Hannah, that picture is irresistible!

Lynn