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 3, 2011

Me? Ready For Spring?

This diehard fan of winter is officially ready for SPRING.

The cold temperatures didn't make it so.  Neither did the wind, nor the snow.

The stretch of indoor days and indoor activities didn't make it so.

I'm not tired of sweaters or soup or hot tea or the cozy wood stove. 

So what has made my heart yearn for daffodils and sunshine and gentle breezes?

The Flu. 

I will remember this winter as the winter of The Flu.  The ache-from-head-to-toe-coughing-chills-and-fever-miserable sort of flu.  The hard-to-shake-it sort of flu.  The kind of illness that reminds you just how frail we humans are...and how very dependent we are on Him "in Whom we live and move and have our being."  And the kind of illness that makes "thinking about home" center more on the Heavenly home and not the earthly one. 

I suppose that makes even The Flu a good thing. 

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Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 
Colossians 3:2


  1. This is your winter of the flu. The winter I remember as the winter of the flu was the year I was 15 and had the flu 3 times, 3 months in a row. Yuck! I'm not sure I've had it since.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear you had the dreaded flu. I too long for spring. Just think, it's just around the corner. :-)
    Thanks for that verse. I do believe adversity does help us to long for our heavenly home.

  3. I am sorry you have had the flu, Cheryl. I can relate. I am so ready for spring.


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