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, October 31, 2013

CeLeBRaTe!! {Day 31 ~ Final Thoughts}

And so we have come to the last of these thirty-one days. Thirty-one days to think about celebrations
and the part that they play in our lives.

I hope that you have come away with some new ideas to use in your own celebrations. But most of all, I hope that you have renewed vision for what a celebration can be...not just a meaningless exercise in having fun, but a joyful occasion of grateful praise!

I also hope that you will make time to celebrate. I know that we are busy...busy making a living, busy raising a family, busy keeping a house, busy in a myriad of ways. But I think that it is important to celebrate. Celebrate in a big way or a small way. Celebrate a birthday with a big bash, or with a simple meal. Celebrate an anniversary with a getaway, or with a card and a kiss. Celebrate a major milestone of graduation or a wedding. Celebrate a first tooth or a loose tooth. Celebrate a friendship with an outing, or a phone call. Celebrate His provision. Celebrate the first day of school, and the last day of school. Celebrate the end of something unpleasant. Celebrate a new beginning. Celebrate the loss of 5 pounds. Celebrate the memory of a life lived for the Savior. Celebrate family. Celebrate the first day of spring, or the first frost. Celebrate the big days. Celebrate an ordinary day. Celebrate an answered prayer. Raise an Ebenezer.

Always with gratitude. Always acknowledging a loving Father. 

Because thou hast been my help, 
therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. 
Psalm 63:7

This is Day 31, the final day, in the series CeLeBRaTe!!  Click ~here~ to see more.


  1. I absolutely loved this series, Cheryl! It really made me dig down and think about the true focus of our celebration. And even in the tough times we are called to say "HERE I raise my Ebenezer because thus far the Lord has helped me". And to celebrate the undisguised blessings... all for Him, too!

  2. Your admonition is a good one. Take the time to celebrate.
    Thanks for a great series! Perfect Scripture for the ending of it!

  3. This has been a wonderful series Cheryl. You are a gifted communicator.

    I learned so much from this series of posts, and I am a celebrator! Thank you for your hard work getting these posts out everyday, even though you had some family challenges during this time.

    Love you friend!

  4. Beautiful series! Your have such a talent with words--such an inspiration. The pictures are wonderful. You are a very disciplined lady to get so much done in such a beautiful way and to go the extra mile to have things pretty and special.
    Blessings, Sharon D.

  5. This has been wonderful! I am looking for the button to place on my Friends and Favorites page... I have never thought of celebrating for the reason of raising an Ebenezer and for that I thank you.

  6. Well could I be any less present?! I found it!

  7. Hear that?? It is me applauding you, Cheryl, for another wonderful month long presentation. I learned a lot, I really did, and had some things reinforced, which I needed. Thank you! xo

  8. Great series, Cheryl. I love your heart for your family and celebrating all things. God bless you and yours with many many more celebrations.

  9. Your series has been very meaningful to me Cheryl. Thank you so much for all the work you have done! Now it's time for You to Celebrate! ♥

  10. What a blessing this series has been. Thank you Cheryl!

  11. I admire ANY/EVERY/one who can make a 30-31 day commitment and stick to it! Your "CeLeBRaTe" series has been inspiring and practical, Cheryl.

    Blessings on your quiet days away from blog while you attend to house & family. And YES, I DO have an idea what happens to a house when a procrastinator at ANY stage of life gets side-tracked :)

  12. Wonderful, thoughtful series, Cheryl. Thank you for all your efforts. I know I'll be going back to reading a few posts from time to time.

  13. I can only say "Thank You Cheryl for a series that has touched my heart in many ways."


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