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.


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Gathering the Moments of April










April was a gentler month. There was not the whirlwind that was March, but mostly a pleasant succession of days. 

There were days for special celebrations like Resurrection Day and Bekah's fourteenth birthday and a delightful visit with our loved ones

There were other days that seemed ordinary at a glance, but were filled with blessing for those who were watching. Daffodils, forsythia, and quince bursting with bloom. Time spent working together, sprucing up our home. A new haircut and a first pair of high heels. The gift of new dishes. Successful completion of classes. A new Keepers at Home club. Music. Quiet. Gentle breezes. Spring clothes, sweaters in the evening. A phone chat with a sweet granddaughter. Time spent with all the grands. Green. 

He was in the whirlwind of March...and He was in the gentleness of April. 

I am thankful for His daily grace.  

9 comments:

  1. You have a way of communicating beauty in everyone word. Love this post. Your love and gratefulness pour forth.

    Deanna

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  2. LOVED everything about this. From the pictures that captured such perfect harmony to the words that described it all so well. Hope you have a good week!

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  3. April was such a good full month!

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  4. Yes I agree with Mrs. Rabe. You have a beautiful way with words and finding beauty and grace in the small and big moments of life. I could see sunshine, forsythia and warmer weather shining throughout this post! Look forward to seeing May!

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  5. Lovely photos filled with family blessings--even the paint cans! ♥

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  6. Ahhhhhh...all those joys of April are coming for us in May. I feel as if I will have enjoyed a nice long spring as I see it progress from south to north. I am not much a fan of the whirlwind so I am glad that you enjoyed the calm of April.

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  7. Yes, I'll add my nod to the others who commented on your beautiful way with words. He is in every day. Hoping your May is full of beauty.

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  8. Cheryl, I love how you put it that He was in all these things. The author and designer. I'm loving this post. Even in Wisconsin we had a wonderful April this year and May is looking pretty good too! Have a blessed week.

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  9. I really do admire the way you put your collages together. They tell a story of family, fun, and love!

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