If Only …

If Only —-

If only dinner cooked itself,

And groceries grew upon the shelf;

If children did as they were told,

And never had a cough or cold;

And washed their hands, and wiped their boots,

And never tore their Sunday suits,

But always tidied up the floor,

Nor once forgot to shut the door.

Ahem! If wishes all came true,

I don’t know what I’d find to do,

Because if no one made a mess

There’d be no need of cleanliness.

And things might work so blissfully,

In time–who knows?–they’d not need me!

And this being so, I fancy whether

I’ll go on keeping things together.


The Verse-Book of a Homely Woman

by Fay Inchfawn


5 thoughts on “If Only …

  1. First time here, what a lovely place you have!
    I am also a “Berean” woman, I love the Lord, the Scriptures and the 5 Solas of the Reformation! 🙂
    I see that you have included the site 5 Solas in Spanish, and thought that you might like to know that I also blog in Spanish, (I am in Mexico) about family, homeschooling, and the Doctrines of Grace; you can find me at http://www.deliciasatudiestraparasiempre.com

    Blessings to you!

    Berean Wife Reply:


    Hello and welcome. Thank you for the kind words.

    I hope you’ve “met” Perla from 5 Solas. She too is a “Berean” striving to live a life pleasing to the Lord. Both of you have better English as a second language than I do as a first language!

    I’ll have to check out both of your websites, not that I can understand much of the Spanish. Our pastor leads several missions trips to Nicaragua every year. We can always use good sound Spanish materials. Often he could even use a translator for his phone calls to the states!

    Berean Wife

    [email protected] On My Way To Heaven Reply:

    Thank you!
    I am familiar with the 5 Solas blog, and I actually link to Perla’s blog and she links to mine. We are in great need to share the sound doctrine in Spanish, and that is what I love to do in my blog.

    May God give your pastor wisdom as he leads those missions to Nicaragua.

    Under His grace,


    Berean Wife Reply:


    Perla has explained how in her area and in most of Mexico, the churches and the teaching is either Catholic or very “Name It, Claim It.” So keep up the sound doctrine.

    Berean Wife

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