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.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

CeLeBRaTe!! {Day 1 ~ The Focus}

Because I am going to spend the entire month of October talking about CeLeBRaTiOnS, you might assume that this series is all about parties and games and happy-happy-happy. And while there is certainly an element of "fun" in many of my ideas for celebrations, I must tell you up front that "happy-happy-happy" is not the focus.

What?!  How can we "celebrate" if FUN isn't our focus?  

Consider my definition of the word: 

cel·e·brate  /ˈseləˌbrāt/

(v.) to mark a notable occasion with gratitude and rejoicing

(synonyms: commemorate, observe, mark, keep, honor, memorialize)

If our focus is marking the occasion, commemorating its significance, if our hearts are full of gratitude knowing that everything comes from His hand...then our celebrations will be those of true rejoicing, and not just meaningless exercises in "having fun"!

This is Day 1 in the series CeLeBRaTe!!  Click ~here~ to see more.

I am joining in with a gazillion other bloggers who are posting for 31 Days!
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  1. I like your definition!

    I can't wait to see what you share!


  2. Ohhhh...that's what you're doing. Thanks for the further clarification.

  3. Love this emphasis, Cheryl! And looking forward to all your posts!

    Kim :-)

  4. It looks like we have something in common for our 31 Days posts-I'm looking forward to seeing what else you have in store. This is my first try and I'm kind of nervous!;)

  5. So looking forward to this series, Cheryl!

  6. Love your focus Cheryl. I'll be following along this month!

  7. I'm looking forward to these posts! Very important to celebrate our lives!

  8. I love this view of celebrating. And I'm envying all your fall photos -- fall is just a very brief space between summer and winter here, and right now it's still summer.

  9. Good start, I'm looking forward to the rest!


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