I borrowed (!) this from Tamara at 'Of Noble Character.'
It is a lovely thing to strive for....
"I believe that a godly home is a foretaste of heaven. Our homes, imperfect as they are, must be a haven from the chaos outside. They should be a reflection of our eternal home, where troubled souls find peace, weary hearts find rest, hungry bodies find refreshment, lonely pilgrims find communion, and wounded souls find compassion..."
~ Jani Ortlund