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.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What Book Is That?

Bekah (8) is continuing to learn the books of the Bible during Morning Time. The books of the New Testament came rather easily thanks to the old Sunday School song that sings the names. The Old Testament...not so much. We still have a ways to go.

Actually, I thought that Bekah had learned the first eight books of the Old Testament until Sunday. When her dad asked us to turn in our Bibles to Genesis 32, I noticed her flipping pages all through the Bible. So this week during Morning Time, I asked, “Bekah, what is the very first book in the Bible?”

“What letter does it start with?” asked Bekah, searching for a clue.

“G,” I replied.

“Guh...guh...guh,” said Bekah, trying to jog her memory. Then, as if her memory had come through for her, she exclaimed, “Gertrude!”


We all had a round of hearty laughter...including Bekah who very quickly realized that her memory had indeed failed her this time. If laughter is the best medicine, then it was a very healthy day!


  1. Aww...that is too cute! Hi, I'm Milah, I've been reading you for a while. I noticed you changed the header on your blog, it looks nice. But... thinking about the header photo you just replaced, I want to mention that if you ever want to sell that Jack Frost wooden crate give he a holler. My husband is Jack Frost and I collect Jack Frost Sugar items. Hey, I'm just sayin....can't hurt to ask. ;D

  2. Hi, Milah...thanks for visiting! But I am so sorry that Jack Frost is not for sale. :-( Shortly after we bought our farmhouse 29 years ago, my husband found the old Jack Frost box in the barn (that no longer exists). It lived in our kitchen for a short time, but has been on the front porch for many years. (But if we ever change our minds, I'll be sure to let you know!)

  3. Cheryl, how funny! And where does Bekah hear about "Gertrude"?

  4. That's what I asked her! She reminded me that Gertrude was a character in a Mr. Putter and Tabby book who had a vegetable hat. And a book she read recently for school, The Matchlock Gun , was about early Dutch settlers in New York. The mother's name was Gertrude.
    But how that name popped into her head in relation to the Bible? I have no idea. :-)


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