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, June 30, 2014

{Gathering the Moments} June

June brought summer and busy days.

Days of outdoor play and summer delights. Ice cream and bikes and meals on the patio. 
Days of sunshine and flowers blooming and color all around.
Days of summer break and no school and sleeping in and reading whatever you want. 
Days of projects. Organizing, sewing, planning.
Days of gatherings and shopping trips and meeting with friends and a birthday party and a trip to the beach and a church picnic. Grand fellowship.

June also brought the promise of change. 

Some changes that I hoped would not be needed. 
And some changes that I had so hoped for...but are not to be (for now). 

It is so good to know that He knows

He knows the plan. He is directing our steps. "Oh for grace to trust Him more."  

Oh, Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself. 
It is not in man that walks to direct his own steps.
Jeremiah 10:23

Again this month, I am inviting you to join me in "gathering the moments." You may wish to share two or three photos, or several collages, or bunches of photos...with words, or without words. The link-up below will be a gathering place for us to reflect and share and connect. (The link-up will stay open for a week, so you have plenty of time to gather.)

Thinking About Home


  1. Cheryl, I love your home and family oriented images for June. So precious! And so true, God knows. And what a comfort that is for all the 'ifs' in our lives.

  2. I am so glad that you started this series, Cheryl. Not only do I appreciate the prompt to look back at the moments of the month, I am stringing together the months to see God's continued faithfulness unfold, much like your final collage of your yarrow bloom. The days are uncertain but the life firmly hid in Christ is sure.
    You have well-captured your moments, dear friend!

  3. Can't tell you how much I LOVE seeing your "moments"...something so comforting and gracious about them all. And your soo right of course... HE knows! Enjoy your week!

  4. It's so hard to believe that half the year is over already!! It looks like your June was undoubtedly full of special have captured some wonderful memories here!

  5. I love Gathering the Moments. I love to look back, to see God's goodness and faithfulness.

    I am thankful that God leads us gently along and prepares us for what He has prepared for us.


  6. When I look at your photos, I always see LOVE. Well, that and my eye does go straight to the ice cream bucket for some reason. God will take care of you and me and all of us as we allow Him to lead. Precious post!

  7. You have me singing "Day by Day and with each passing moment..."
    We had that song played as a flute solo at our wedding.
    You gathered up so many great moments in June.

  8. God is faithful always. These gathering posts are a good reminder of that. Thank you.

  9. I always enjoy your photos, Cheryl. It looks like your month was a good one. I hope July is even better!

  10. It appears you had a busy, family-filled June....and I can so identify with the "changes" - planned,unplanned, welcomed & accepted. Yes, it DOES call for grace to trust Him more :)

  11. You can tell that all of those photos are taken during the summertime! Such fun.

  12. Ooops! I missed this! I went ahead and made a June post anyway! :)


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