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, September 5, 2015

Gathering the Moments of August










August was a whirlwind of comings and goings, anniversaries and birthdays, and not a lot of white space on the calendar. Although my normal comfort zone has a greater proportion of white, who could say no to the wonderful opportunities that the Lord provided this month? 


It was a month to say yes

At the end of the whirlwind was our first day of school...August 31st, our earliest first day ever! Both student and teacher were ready. September promises to be a full month too, so we're trying to get a bit of a head start. 

As I reflect on all that has been, I can only be grateful for all of His gifts. 

16 comments:

  1. Time to reflect is ALWAYS time well spent! Now for September, "Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established ." (Proverbs 16:3).

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  2. You had such a wonderful summer! These are the days to build memories and tie heart strings. God is good and faithful, and takes delight in blessing us. Your summer was this kind of summer.
    Love you and your delightful family!
    Deanna

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  3. Loved as always getting a glimpse into the moments of your summer. Such good pictures, Such a loving God who blesses you so. Hope your having a good week-end!

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  4. It was a very good August! Memory-making days that will be good to review later to savor all over again. Everyone looks great—happy and well! (I hope that there'll be no school tomorrow...somewhere I was reading does have school.)

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  5. You enjoyed a beautiful fun filled August, Cheryl. I always love seeing your wrap-up of blessings each month. It's wonderful to see all the happy times shared with family. I can hardly believe it's September as time is marching on. ♥

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  6. Your August looks just wonderful, with 6 birthdays? Wow. I see you are an August baby like me. Wishing you and Bekah a great school year. Time does fly by!

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  7. An upbeat out look on your busy month. Much to give thanks for. Your pictures tell the stories so well, and I always smile when I see "our" blue and white dishes!

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  8. Some wonderful moments. I do like your idea of how you gather up these memories into a monthly post. A lovely way to keep it from scattering. And much simpler to do in month-size bites than all at once somewhere down the road when you're scratching your head when that actually happened.

    Wishing you a beautiful week ahead.
    Brenda
    xox

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  9. Ahh...what a great month! Gatherings, celebrations, getaways, baptisms and planning a new school year. I like all your great collages...

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  10. Lots of good moments in your August, ones that will have life-long impact. And six birthdays - wow!

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  11. What a wonderful way to remember the great times in August filled with family friends and fun! Happy Monday ~

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  12. Whew! I am worn out just looking at all of these avtivities...lol! Your family collages are just wonderful...definitely had a busy August, didn't you? Your photos are always so enjoyable capturing many great expressions. I also see we have the same hummingbird feeder :)

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  13. There are always so many things on which to comment, but I'll keep it to a minimum :-)
    Your bathing suit... LOVE it! I am in need of a new one similar to that. Next year!
    I admire how you fill your August with family gatherings despite the heat. It shows me your heart pushes past the discomfort to love your family! And beach days? The sand? THAT's true love in action right there!
    Has anyone told you how adorable your grandchildren are? The should. Because it is true. Your grandchildren are adorable.
    Look at Bekah growing up. I remember her baby face with the biggest eyes! Such a beautiful young woman!
    There is so much more I could say but I don't want to be effusive. But, yeah, that was another lovely post!

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  14. You had a really busy month, all those birthdays, an anniversary getaway, baptisms and all kind of outings, your right there wasn't much white stuff. But what a wonderful way to fill up "the white spaces" Days filled with great memories of time spent with family and friends. Great photos of all your "moments"

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  15. Lots of wonderful happenings in August for your family. Beautiful photos capturing some of those special times will be treasured for years to come!

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  16. That is just wonderful Cheryl. Always enjoy the glimpse into your life..and the way you have of sharing it.

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