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, April 2, 2014

All of a Sudden...

Winter seemed longer than usual this year. It was colder and it was grayer and it was snowier than any in recent memory.  It felt like it might never end. 

I kept looking for signs. Signs that maybe, just maybe, winter was winding down. 

But I didn't see any signs. 

No spring peepers. No buds. No color. No warmth. Little sun. Brown grass.

The first day of spring was sunny, at least. I opened the front door to let in the light, and as I woke the girls, I called, "We made it!" But even then, a chill wind blew and we ate our first-day-of-spring Italian ice in the car where it was warm. And six days later, another winter storm dumped another six inches of snow.

But all of a sudden...

Today. Exactly one week after the storm, I realize that spring is here. All of a sudden. 

All of a sudden, I notice that the grass is green. 

All of a sudden, we hear the peepers peeping their spring song. 

As we wait for Kati to make a dash into Target, we open the windows of the van and hear birds twittering.  

The air is warmish; we leave coats behind. 

The reluctant daffodils are opening. 

Bekah's piano teacher tells us, "I believe that spring has sprung!" We agree!

~ photo by Bekah ~

I believe that this waiting and this all-of-a-sudden is a picture of truth.

How many times do we hope for something and it seems as if it will never come? It seems that there are no signs that anything is happening. 

But behind the scenes and in hidden places, things are happening. And suddenly, in His time, that which has been planned all along can be seen. 

If God has said it, it is true. 


  1. And so it has arrived... Sweetly, too, if I am to believe your excellent description. I went without my coat the day before yesterday, but had to don it again yesterday. We are in the back and forth days yet.

    Oh that photo that Bekah took! She has the photographer's eye!

    Praying for you all today...

  2. I am trying to find the words to describe how beautiful this post is. The comparison of your winter and spring coming forth to how God works in our lives is so true. I know, because many times I have been there. I leave today so encouraged,and refreshed, you are truly a blessing.

  3. LOVED this post. I soo agree with Sue. You have described the seasons in our walks with God as compared to the seasons coming and going soo perfectly. Blessings to you today!

  4. Beautifully written. God knows the times for nature's seasons and for his children. Comforting and confidence-giving.

  5. Yay! Isn't it exciting? In His are correct :)

  6. Yes! Such an encouraging thing...Spring.

  7. I loved this post. Thanks for sharing- Great picture Bekah!

  8. Hi Cheryl, yes we thought Spring was here but then we go and hear that we might have more snow tomorrow. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  9. I'm a new follower also. I am enjoying your blog so much. Spring has finally sprung around here also, although the days are still kind of chilly. I will be visiting again. Feel free to stop by my blog anytime.

  10. You said it so well (of course). And you could use that last beautiful photo for the next photo challenge. Trust things are going well ….


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