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.


Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Potpourri


A rambling collection of thoughts and pictures from an up-and-down, calm-and-stormy, busy-and-quiet week...



It was time for the biannual twirling, whirling, modeling, posing, oohing-and-aahing, happy Clothing Day in which the girls (daughter Bekah, 11, and granddaughters Maddie and Alaine, 8 and 2) try on clothes to see what they have for the upcoming season.  (Answer: plenty!)





There was a day of pouring rain and ferocious winds.  It was a productive school day, but a very unproductive house-y day.  I just couldn't get motivated surrounded by dreariness.  But it was a good day for reading and for making soup and this yummy cornbread.  (Thanks for the recommendation, Kristin!)

(Photo by Kati)




We enjoyed reading and giggling through this book.  I stumbled over it on a discount book table, and knew it was for me!  Everyone got a kick out of it.  Some of us have read it more than once.  (This is the children's book accompaniment to the adult title Eats, Shoots and Leaves.)  




Here is just one pair of the giggle-inciting examples demonstrating the difference that punctuation makes in a sentence.





Kati began a six-week blog series on COLLECTIONS   She is highlighting some of her own collections, sharing stories and ideas and sources and trivia and (get this!) SIX different give-aways!  Yes, SIX! 




The deadline for the first give-away is at midnight tonight, so hop on over and enter to win this charming set of stamp magnets.   And there will be another next week...





I am so thankful for the Spirit of God, living and moving in my heart.  I am thankful for conviction, for the fact that He does not leave me alone, but lovingly shows me when I am wrong.  I am thankful for the Living Word of God, and how He speaks to me through recorded Scripture.  Among others, this verse has spoken to me this week...

For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

"No good thing."  I am so thankful that He knows what is a "good thing" for me.  It may not be something that I would consider a good thing.  But He is my Father and He knows best.




So how about your week?  Has it been up or down?  Calm or stormy?  Busy or quiet?  Or has it been like mine...all of the above?  

And have you found Him to be faithful?  

3 comments:

  1. Pretty much all of the above - and included a snow day...one of the most relaxing, enjoyable days that I've had for awhile. We even made a snowman!

    Lunch with a friend yesterday and morning Bible study & lunch with a group of "sisters" are two highlights.

    I had to settle for skyped conversations with grandchildren and enjoyed a few phone calls with our children as well...

    Raisin bran muffins (from the refrigerator-stored dough) have brought "culinary" pleasure. I forget about these, and it's been a long time since we've had them.

    Have a fine weekend!

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  2. I laughed my head off! My goodness that is a bit gruesome for kids...just the sort of thing they love. Loved the mosaic...what a great window seat...so charming and feminine. So glad that the girls have plenty for next year!

    It's been a stormy week, which really doesn't serve to motivate. Apparently, I'm a fair weather friend.

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  3. Cheryl, you had a marvelous week. Love the photos. Enjoying Kati's posts. I really needed to make soup this week, but didn't. Woke up to several inches of snow this morning, rescheduled my tax appointment. Looking forward to a fun day with a friend tomorrow, going to a craft fair, visiting a store (which unfortunately is going out of business but everything 50% off), and lunch at an Irish pub. xo

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