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.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Essential (And a Few Other Things)

In the busy-ness of this season of celebration, it is important to keep a quiet heart

This quiet corner beckons me.  I must spend some time there each day. 

Sometimes I bring my morning coffee. 

Sometimes I light my favorite Christmas candle. 

Sometimes Pinky joins me.

But the real delight is here...God's Holy Word, the light of my path, the two-edged sword, the food for my soul.

If you're looking for ideas for some cute (mostly quick and easy) handmade Christmas gifts, take a peek at my daughter Kati's blog, Kati's Little Corner of the World.  All last week, she featured Christmas Gift Ideas.  (And I can vouch for the "cute" factor!)  I think you'll find some things you can pull together at the last minute too. 

While you're there, take a peek at some of her Photo Friday posts.  (This past Friday's photo made me smile.)

I'm tucking this week's edition of Sunday Snapshots in here.  I happen to think that this video clip is cuter than cute, but I don't want to be like your Uncle Joe who showed you all 427 pictures of his Florida I'll just say, take a look at it if you want to see two adorable boys lip-syncing to "Christmas, Don't Be Late", as in Alvin and the Chipmunks.  Good times! 


  1. It was fun to see your "cozy corner." I'm waiting for someone to do a Linky Party on cozy corners. Can you imagine? We'd keep over from the sheer joy of coziness. Off to see your links and, perhaps the next time I return, the video will be available. I'm getting that "try back later" message.

  2. My cozy corner looks a lot like yours! (I don't have a "Pinkie" though...)

  3. I think Vee's idea is good. I am planning (sometime) to put up some reading corner pictures a la your 31 Days posts. (I'll be working through those ideas for a long time :)

  4. I love having my quiet time too, but it's so easy to get caught up in the "holiday spirit" and forget to really focus on a quiet heart. Thanks for the reminder! Funny story- I like to pray out loud, and my cat always thinks I am talking to her, so she will come over and purr and curl up in my lap. So cute! =)

  5. A lovely cozy 'come away' corner. Thanks for giving us the glimpse into your special heart place.

    Sending bloggerly hugs........

  6. Love, my quiet times in my cozy corner too.

  7. Love your quiet corner! I couldn't agree more! And I agree that God's Word is the real delight. Spending time with God during this busy season is so so important! :)


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