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, June 9, 2014

Sunday Snapshots: A Bowl of Cherries

We lived life in the slow lane yesterday.

Last Sunday, our home was filled with people. Our church fellowship met at our house in the morning, Kristin's family came in the afternoon as usual, and we hosted our summer kick-off ice cream party. Good stuff. 

Yesterday, we went to church, and then came home to just us. (Kristin and Brian had decided to stay home at the end of a busy weekend.) 

We nibbled on cherries. We grilled out and ate in...and then for supper, I baked a store bought pizza and we ate out on the patio. In between we talked, read the paper, and watched You've Got Mail, one of our favorite lazy day movies. I couldn't tell you how many times we've watched it, but I can tell you that I cry every time. I cry when Kathleen closes the store for the last time, and again at the last scene. If you're a fan of this movie, you might enjoy this article: "You've Got Mail Turns 15: Here's 10 Things You Didn't Know About the Rom-Com."  (Two things. We actually did know a couple of those things. And the grammatical error in the title drives me batty.)

Yesterday, life was a bowl of cherries.

Our salad included fresh radishes from a friend's garden. Yum!


A lazy, quiet afternoon can be restorative. (Every once in a while, that is. I'll be happy to have a houseful of people again this coming Sunday!)


  1. A nice quiet Sunday afternoon at home sounds wonderful. Glad you had a good day. (I could eat that salad right up!)

  2. We had opposite Sundays this week, friend.

    Next Sunday we will be in arriving to visit Tim's mom but the family has plans for late afternoon, so it will likely be quiet at his sisters house.

    That sounds good to me!

    I love You've Got Mail!


  3. Yes, I can imagine a quiet Sunday afternoon is very peaceful...just every now and then.

    Here're ten reasons just doesn't have the right ring to it, though, does it?

    I have only watched that movie once and for some reason that fails to click for me, I was very put off by it. I may be a bona fide prude.

    Your photography is so pretty. I just love it!

  4. Now that I've read the article, I realize that I have NOT seen that movie. Perhaps I have it confused with Sleepless in Seattle. Perhaps I should just shut up. Anyway, NOW I really want to see this movie.

  5. Our Sunday was relatively quiet, too, even though it involved getting the new window in the bathroom. Your bowl of cherries reminds me Cherry season is upon us. yippee. Have a good week.

  6. Sounds like you had a true sabbath rest! But I'm sure you missed your family members and the usual activity. I do like that movie and if you were in NYC you could go to the restaurant! My friend did this spring.

  7. Sounds like you had a true sabbath rest! But I'm sure you missed your family members and the usual activity. I do like that movie and if you were in NYC you could go to the restaurant! My friend did this spring.

  8. sounds like a perfectly wonderful day to me. The cherries sound good! Love that movie but haven't seen it in a while. Hope the rest of your day is good!

  9. It looks as if I could just pluck one of those cherries right off the screen :) I've never seen the movie "You've Got Mail". May have to check it out.
    My Sunday afternoons are almost always quiet. Yesterday was even more-so since Hubby was at work.
    Each kind of Sunday, whether quiet or "noisy", has its pleasure. The key is to find the joy in each, right?

  10. You mean the grammatical error in the article title. Yeah, that kind of thing drives me crazy too. I do love that movie. My cry was at the end when Barkley came over for a group hug. Always a good idea to add a dog to the cast of characters. :-)

  11. Thanks! That was fun to read. Look how much younger they look!

  12. There are some Sunday's that I want a house full of people and then there are Sundays when I want just the kind of Sunday you described.

  13. I love quiet days and I loved You've Got Mail, too. Your bowl of cherries and salad looks so colorful and good!
    Have a nice week!

  14. Hi Cheryl! first I must apologize for not being able to participate in last month's Gathering the Moments. I have been so busy gathering and preserving our produce, and planting.
    Your cherries look absolutely delicious, the day you described sounds so perfect, I think I have seen this movie, I will check the link. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Sounds like a wonderful slowed down Sunday.



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