Daily Reflections

A Heart for Home

April 1, 2024 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Older women are to . . . encourage the young women to [be] . . . workers at home. —Titus 2:3–5

It wasn’t anything fancy—but what a sweet gift it was.

My husband and I joined our friends “Gretchen” and “Alex” and their family for an evening in their home. We feasted on chicken vegetable soup and bread. We talked, laughed, and played a board game. Then we closed the evening with a time of prayer.

Gretchen, a generous-hearted wife and mom, is pulled in many directions—juggling the needs of her husband, homeschooled children, aging parents, a disabled sister who has come to live with them temporarily. Yet she intentionally makes her home a place of outreach and welcome.

She doesn’t typically offer gourmet meals. What she does offer is extravagant love, warmth, acceptance, conversation, and smiles. Her home isn’t an idol or an end in itself. It’s a means of putting the gospel and the grace of God on display.

My friend is giving those who come through the front door a taste of heaven. Because she has developed a heart for home.


Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together ©2017 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

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Make it Personal

Think of someone who has graciously opened their home to you. How did their hospitality put God’s grace on display?