A servant's heart and a mother’s love: Martha’s House provides women space for a little ‘me time’

Service to others is a trait admired by many. It takes trust, passion, and selflessness. It's often easy to forget about the less fortunate or others in general, as we all have our own lives and issues to tend to. So, when you come across someone like this selfless member of the community, you just have to stand and applaud the efforts and dedication it must take to devote your life to others.

Martha’s House: Home of Me Time Ministry is located at 929 Division St. in Port Huron.Meet Martha Moore, founder of Martha’s House: Home of Me Time Ministry, in Port Huron. Moore was born in El Dorado, Arkansas, later moving to Detroit and eventually to Port Huron where she currently resides and operates her business. Martha’s House is a nonprofit that was started back in September of 2013, but it’s not what she initially set out to do.

“I started out doing latch hook rugs, making centerpieces, veils for brides, and things of that nature,” Moore says. “I wanted to have a building to put this stuff into, thinking I could make a dime or two from it, but then the Lord just changed my whole attitude and mindset and placed this upon my heart.”

Martha's House is a place for women ages 18 and up to go and relax, unwind, and recharge from the demands of the world.

“Martha's House provides a place for ladies to come in and get rid of their woes for the day. Oftentimes women are more likely to put things ahead of themselves, as far as caring for the children and their families, so we want women to learn to love on themselves first and after that they can take care of everyone else that much more efficiently and effectively,” Moore says.

“We offer our women different activities such as a place to sit and read; we have a TV room, a game room, which has things such as puzzles and painting available, and we also have a prayer room in which women can go in by themselves to meditate alone or they can have someone pray with them, if they so desire, as well,” Moore says. “My goal is to give our mothers 85 years and older some special attention.”
In addition to being the founder of and running Martha’s House, Moore is also an accomplished author who has four books to her credit. The “Martha’s Chronicles” series revolves around helping people find their strength in life through spiritual practices, poems, and stories. Some of the titles include “Martha’s Chronicles: The Good, The Bad, The Almighty: It’s in the Book,” as well as “Martha’s Chronicles of Messages From God’s Word: It’s in the Book.” You can find her work on sites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

Since the pandemic, Moore has been regrouping and recovering from the blow that slowed down events and funds being generated, but she is now looking forward to picking back up where she left off.

“We haven't done anything so far this year, but in November we will have an auction on Black Friday that will hopefully bring in a little revenue to start the new year off,” she says. “In the past we have done events, such as our dinner, that brought in authors to introduce their works. So we are looking forward to doing more events to generate funds for our organization.”

Combined with her faith and her passion, Moore is a woman determined to make life a bit easier for the women in her community.

“God has made me a servant,” says Moore. “I would love to be able to take in all the women who may feel alone, tired, or who just need love and a place to relax after a rough day.”

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Harold Powell is the Community Correspondent for The Keel and owner of Phantom Pen Media offering multimedia services to individuals and organizations across the Blue Water Area. He is a current board member for the Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce and the most recent Chamber Choice recipient at the Eddy Awards. Harold is an avid volunteer for the YMCA of the Blue Water Area as well as Bridge Builders Counseling & Mentoring and in his spare time, enjoys spending time with his son, writing and listening to music, playing video games, and not folding laundry.