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, October 30, 2013

CeLeBRaTe!! {Day 30 ~ Turning the Calendar...}

I told you that we are a family of celebrators. Do you know that we even make a celebration of sorts at the end of each month as we turn over the calendar page? We do! 

As I pull the calendar from its wooden frame, we say "good-bye" to the month and all it held, noting the birthdays, milestones, trips, holidays, visitors, parties...any memorable event. Then I turn over the page to the next month and we anticipate the special moments that are in store, naming ones that we know in advance. 

It's the simplest of celebrations, but it's how we "mark the occasion." 

Here at my blog this year, I began a new way to commemorate the moments in a month. In February, I made a few collages of the highlights, and I found that I liked the way it caused me to reflect. Thus began a little ritual of collecting the moments and making a record. And as I look back over the month, I can always say, "Thus far the Lord has helped us." 

(If you'd like to take a peek, they're here...February, March, April, May, June, July, August, and September.)

Again this monththis month of 31 days and lots of talking and lots of thinking and living and joy and sorrowI'd like to collect some of the moments.

October was a month when I lived out the whole idea of celebration as "marking an occasion with gratitude and joy." As I told you in ~this post~, our family was touched by death, by illness, and by struggle. We have also experienced the joy of family, the joy of friendship, and the joy of fellowship. Most of all, we have known Him who is Faithful, and our hearts are grateful for His merciful care in our lives. 

For the Lord is good; 
His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.
Psalm 100:5

This is Day 30 in the series CeLeBRaTe!!  Click ~here~ to see more.


  1. A beautiful collage, Cheryl. October was certainly a filled to the brim month for your family. xo

  2. Are you developing a Maine accent with your warm, fuzzy thoughts of a New England autumn?

    Oh my! I do love this idea of yours. I'd steal it if anything happened around here. No, that is stinkin' thinkin' and I should try it just as an experiment. You know how I love those!

    Keeping those concerns of yours tucked in my prayers, too. I do note that one rather large one is resolved now. Yay!

  3. Oh, please do "steal" it, Vee! I'd love to see your collage of happenings. And that's just it...many of the "happenings" are just everyday moments. Chicken pot pie, two pumpkin iced coffees as the girls and I took a drive, a birthday party....

    In fact, I'd love for any of my blog friends to "steal" this idea. What fun it would be to see everyone's month in review.

  4. You had a great October, sadness and all. I love how you do these collages. I may have to start doing this too.

    A great way to sum things up!


  5. You do so well as reflecting on the very recent past and looking on to the next month. I do enjoy your monthly mosaics. You should start a "meme" no that very thing, which would encourage bloggers to look for those special but everyday moments. Maybe time would slow down a bit!

  6. I love that photo of Maddie flying her kite! Great job, Bek!

  7. This is always a treat for me, I too might just steal this idea one day If I could blog more frequently! Your calendar months are fit to be published! Thanks for sharing.


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