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.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


We have had lots of visitors lately. 

First there was the hawk

Yesterday there was this sweet little thing. 

A lady brought this adorable runaway to our back door. She had found him across a well-traveled rural road, bearing a tag with his name and our neighbor's address and phone number. Apparently, our neighbors were not at home, and she wondered if we'd keep him here in the meantime. Of course, the girls said yes, and we supplied him with a bucket of water and a slice of ham (he didn't want cat food), and they totally babied him while I tried to get in touch with his mommy or daddy.

To shorten the story, I reached Bear's mommy at work. She was relieved that her baby had been found, as he had run away a week before after being startled by a visitor to his backyard. (We think that "Bear" was misnamed, because he is neither the size of a bear, nor does he have the ferocity of a bear. In fact, he is on the opposite end of the spectrum in both departments!)  So Bear was returned, and seemed quite happy to be back at home safe and sound.

Last night, Kati discovered another visitor on the back porch.  We had gotten out a doggie/kitty pillow for Bear's comfort during his short stay, but when Kati peered out the back door before going to bed, she was not prepared to see an opossum lying down on it!  Unfortunately, she did not think to photograph it before she opened the door to chase him away.  What was she thinking? 

Tonight, we are waiting for a visitor of an entirely different sort.  This one is most welcome...and he is not feathery, not furry...but our much-loved son Ryan!  He will be here for a few days to join in the wedding festivities of a close friend, and, although he will be in and out a lot, we are so happy to serve as home base and sneak in some precious moments together.  So if you do not see me here, you'll know that I am enjoying some memory-making moments! 


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  2. Just be careful that with all of those visitors, you don't overtax yourself... I know what I'm talking about! :)

    Thank you so much for your sweet encouragement and prayer... I really appreciate you. And today is a bit better.

    Hugs back, Debbie

  3. Hi Cheryl, so nice to be able to visit tonight, as it continues to be a busy summer here at the farm. I am hoping to have my canning pretty much finished next week that is until fall.~LOL~.
    It looks like you have been busy entertaining some friends alright, and Bear is a cutie pie!!.
    How wonderful to be able to spend time with your son Ryan, and by all means enjoy making wonderful memories, time passes so fast.
    Hope you are having a great summer, I enjoyed your Monday Snapshot, families mean so much to me,.... as we will be having family visiting starting Aug, 3, through the 17th. I am so looking forward to this so much,... and now you see why I am in a hurry to get this canning and freezing veggies over with. ~smile~

    Many blessing to you and your family,


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