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.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thursday Potpourri


I have turned the corner.  Everything that I wanted to do or accomplish this summer has either been done, or I no longer care if it gets done.  It is just too. stinking. hot.  I could easily (and rather happily) become a hermit at this point.  I am through with summer.  

The only problem is...summer isn't over yet.  So I suppose I'll just have to steel myself to turn that corner back again.  Sigh.  




Strange Walmart story from today.  (Do you have strange Walmart stories?  Does everyone?)  As I walked down the frozen food section, an employee was in the aisle and said to me, "Be careful, ma'am!  There's an electrical problem there."  

Yikes!  

As I heard him warn everyone who turned into the aisle (I even heard something about "catching on fire"), I decided that I did not need any frozen foods, thank you very much.  I mean, are frozen peas worth risking electrocution?  Is ice cream, even?!  




Our travelers are making their way eastward.  Last night, Salt Lake City; tonight, Cheyenne.  I am so very grateful to those of you who have been praying for them. Your words of kindness and encouragement mean the world.  







When I read this quote recently, it impacted me.  It's a perfect picture of acceptance.  Can I make that statement?  Honestly?   

(And what if God sends heat and humidity?)

5 comments:

  1. It's hot here too.

    I basically only go out to go somewhere....the gardens need to be weeded, badly. Maybe tomorrow morning, if the rain stops. The soil should be nice and soft and easy to pull weeds out of!

    It is summer - for about 9 more weeks. Then Autumn! The problem for me is that we are looking at fall stuff for the store - gets me in a fall mood, early.

    I'll hang out with you in the air conditioning!

    Deanna

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  2. Keep making interesting plans for each and every day so that you always have something to look forward to. At least it works best for me. There have been summers when I've been "through" at this time. Thankfully, this is not one of them. It's turning out to be one of the best in memory. Warm, nearly hot, days and crisp clear nights. Fantastic!

    Yikes. That was a weird Wal*Mart story. Scary even.

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  3. Here is my prescription.... rest, dream, act on those dreams, rest some more, dream some more, act some more! and then REST!
    I indeed have some Wal Mart stories!

    Thanks for the update on the travelers, I hope the weather is cooperating with them!

    Great quote. Cheryl.

    I have had quote from the Apostle Paul lately in my live of being contented in whatever state I am in, as you well know of the perils of remodeling. ~smile~
    Enjoy your day.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  4. Everyone has WalMart stories -- I just hope I'm not somebody else's story;) Hang in there. After living through last summer here, I feel I can make it through about any heat.......not that I want to.

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  5. This was the perfect posting for me to 'pop' into after a long time away. Not by choice exactly. Just so many things that seem my attention these days, my blogging times are so few and far between.

    So when I saw your face in Lorrie's friends link, I knew I had to come and see you.

    Lovely to catch up... enjoyed the tidbits of things going on. Liked the Don Crawford quote.

    Sorry to hear your summer is so very hot. We've had some hot days here, but today it's cooler and pleasant with a lovely breeze, so we are sighing with bliss at the moment.

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