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 2, 2013


November was fallen leaves and walks through the woods and a twentieth birthday celebration.

November was visitors and a little boy's third birthday and family memories, old and new.

November was Thanksgiving Day and ordinary days and busy days and days for soaking up family time.

November was "grand"...all eight of them!  

November was counting our blessings, living one day at a time, preparing for good-byes, praying for guidance, trusting in His goodness. 


  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

    I know you've stored up so many memories, I love seeing your photos.

    We must try to get together this month. Wouldn't that be a treat?

    Love you all!

  2. Such wonderful collages that actually do capture the essence of the story. They are a lot of fun to see. I suppose that your Maine family has already returned. Praying for them to be able to relocate closer. The cousins must enjoy being all together! Not to mention your having all the grands under the same roof.

    Love your new header!

  3. Cheryl, your November looked just perfect to me! ♥

  4. Definitely a full month for you!

  5. Such sweet faces. Love the mosaics highlighting your November.

  6. Very lovely! I think you should win an award for your home always looking pulled together and pretty and everyone in your pictures is always dressed nice and looking pleasant. Not sure how you do it, but it is a gift and I enjoy what you share.

  7. I just read the comment above from wayside wanderer and I quite agree! Your home and family are beautiful, and your mosaics are just perfect. Wonderful post!

  8. Beautiful blessings,
    from a life lived beautiFULLY! the header.

  9. You have many blessings, indeed!

  10. What a blessed November!
    May your December be Very Merry and Full of Joy!

  11. You manage to take such interesting photos. I feel like I had a short visit to your house.

    I like your statement about November being "grand" - all eight of them.

    Seeing the birthday candles reminds me of the year when our daughter turned 25. I saved the candles. A month later I re-used the 2 and the 5 for another birthday. Her dad turned 52.

    I see you've put your charming farm table to good use this holiday. The green will look handsome for Christmas, too.

  12. Your photos are so good and you put them together so nicely into collages. And I love the serenity of your new header!


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