As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday Morning Miscellany

There is just something about a Monday morning. It is fresh and new and promising.
  • Waiting for this coffee cake to come out of the oven...this time made with 2 cups of blueberries and extra streusel.

  • Looking foward to a week with fewer errands and events, more stay-at-home time, lots of reading. Let's see...we're reading Of Courage Undaunted (James Daugherty), A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens), Abraham Lincoln's World (Genevieve Foster), and Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren). These are books that we're reading aloud; the girls both have other selections that they're reading for school and for pleasure. I am hoping to treat myself to a reread of a Jamie Langston Turner book this week. (If you have never read any of her books, I highly recommend them. They are not fluff. I don't have time to read fluff. But I will take time for this kind of fiction.)

  • Hoping to get back into some spring cleaning. Cleaning has willingly given way to celebrations this month (Resurrection Day, Bekah's birthday, and a couple of vacation days for Ron), but I would love to accomplish a bit more on the home front before summer arrives. (Summer is normally the time to do "extras" for this family of homeschoolers, but this summer promises to be different from all others. More on that later.)

    But with all of my planning and doing, I pray on this fresh April Monday that I will be sensitive to His voice. That my time will be His...and that I will redeem it. That I will be a blessing to someone this week with a word of encouragement or a listening ear or a helping hand. That I will invest in things eternal.


    1. Cheryl, you are ALWAYS a blessing to me. All I have to do is think about you and your dear family, and I feel blessed. You encourage me often with your words on my blog(s). It really does mean so much to me that you faithfully visit. My mouth is watering for a piece of that coffee cake. And I am wondering which Jamie Langston Turner book you are planning to reread ... my guess is "Some Wildflower In My Heart." I have the audio of that and have listened to it several times. I never get tired of hearing about Birdie. I hope you have a relaxing and homey week and that you accomplish all you wish to accomplish. What a beautiful time of year. I'm so in love with this weather and with all the beautiful trees and shrubs that are blooming and adding color to the world. Love to you ....

    2. Frances, your words are too kind! And I love to visit your blog...your poems and hymns and quotes are an oasis of inspiration!
      The book I'm rereading this time is No Dark Valley. I've only read it once. But Some Wildflower in My Heart is definitely my favorite of JLT's books...what a treasure!


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