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 nearly six-acre tract of land, this farmhouse, this domain—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.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

S-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g

Multiple weeks of busy-ness and coming-and-going is quite a stretch for me, an avowed homebody.  But that is what this season has held. 

On my way to take Kati to her first driver's ed class a couple of weeks ago, all I could think of was ten days, twice a day, back and forth, blah.  And that was on top of an already busy schedule filled with activities above and beyond the normal daily and weekly stuff.  And I'm afraid that I was whining.  So I checked myself (or perhaps it was the Holy Spirit who was checking me) and I said to the girls, "Well, this is something that we have to do, whether we like it or not.  So we [insert: I should have said "I" instead of "we"] might as well stop complaining about it and make the best of it and ask the Lord to direct our steps." 

I'd like to say that I didn't complain any more, but that would not be true.  I did, however, make an effort and He did direct our steps.  And the girls are so looking forward to celebrating summer tomorrow morning by not setting their alarm clocks. 


1 comment:

  1. Good for you. We may not love our circumstances, but once we admit to our attitude we are halfway to change! I too am a homebody and totally understand your frustration. I just lifted up a prayer for both of us this busy summer...

    Blessings, Debbie

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