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, June 27, 2013

A Blogiversary

Four years ago today, I set out on this journey of blogging. What fun it has pen my thoughts, to muse and ponder, to share my home and my life with you. I have met some delightful people along the way, most of whom I'd never have met outside of Blogland.  

My very first post was simply a get-my-feet-wet kind of introduction, so I am reminiscing by sharing the first "real" post that I wrote: "Toot or Puddle?" 

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On a recent Sunday morning Bekah (8) and I enjoyed reading Toot and Puddle by Holly Hobbie. The adorable porcine pair lives in fictional Woodcock Pocket, and each has his own personality.

Toot leaves Woodcock Pocket for a grand adventure—a trip around the world—but Puddle is content to enjoy the pleasures of home. While Toot is swimming with hippos in Africa, Puddle is ice skating on Pocket Pond. While Toot is snorkeling off the Solomon Islands in the Pacific, Puddle is jumping in puddles during “mud season.” While Toot is exploring the Louvre, Puddle is painting his own version of Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers.”

I am Puddle.

I feel no compulsion to see the world, climb Mt. Everest, or travel to the bottom of the Grand Canyon on a mule. Not while there is an old farmhouse on six acres, surrounded by fields and woods with inviting paths. Not while there is fresh coffee in the pot and Kati’s lemony cake on the kitchen table. Not while candles are burning and the beds are all made and said farmhouse is clean(ish). Life’s simple pleasures are enough.

There is a place in this world for Toot. In fact, there are several Toots in my own family...and I love their sense of adventure. If it were up to the Puddles of the world, lands would remain undiscovered, resources would be untapped, technological advances would have stalled. We need Toots!

But I am content to be a Puddle and, hopefully, create a refuge for the Toots when they’re between adventures.

Who are you?


  1. Congratulations on four years! Time flies doesn't it?

  2. So nice that you're been blogging for 4 years. I'm up to 6 & 1/2 yrs now. Your post is a good one - and I'm a Puddle, definitely.

  3. Can I be both? Hmmm

    I think I am 1/2 and 1/2 really!

    Happy Blogaversary! I have been at this blogging thing for 6 years! Time flies!

    Love you friend!

  4. Happy Blog-a-versary!

    I'm a Toot - love to explore and travel the world - but I love being at home, too. Good thing there are some of each in the world.

  5. Cheryl (aka Puddle)
    I find we are alike here too. I'm Puddle! Some in my family find it strange that I enjoy sitting on my porch watching the birds instead of flying the friendly skies. I've always enjoyed puttering at home rather than being on the next big adventure.
    I'm so glad to have found your blog. I feel you are a kindred spirit.
    God bless you and congratulations on your four year blogaversary! I look forward to getting to know you and your little corner of the world.
    Looking Up!

  6. Happy Blogaversry, Cheryl. I am so happy to have met you and Kati through Vee's blog. xo

  7. Congratulations, and thanks so much for writing! I think I am a wannabe Puddle who in God's providence has been pushed into being a Toots:) I really don't seek adventure, but it seems to seek me.

  8. Happy Blogiversary from another Puddle. :)


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