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, February 15, 2017

True Love

True love is when your husband who is recovering from surgery suddenly changes roles and becomes the nurse instead of the patient. No typical Valentine's Day here. Just some sort of ugly upper respiratory virus that has laid us flat. 

True love is when your daughter and daughter-in-law both reassure you that you shouldn't stress about having had everyone over on Sunday before The Crud hit in full force. 

True love is two pretty grandgirls showing up at the back door with a tray of hot soup and homemade bread for supper.

Romance and flowers and cards and chocolate and a nice dinner out: all good.

But true love is better. 

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My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 
I John 3:18

(I'll be back when we're feeling human again.)


  1. Sorry your not well. Take good care of yourselves and rest. How special to have your precious family providing yummy soup and bread!

    Love you lots.

  2. LOVE that your family is taking such good care of you....Feel better soon!

  3. So sorry you're down with the Crud! Sounds like my Christmas holiday - the family looked after me, and I reciprocated by sharing my virus all around. They are still talking to me! Feel better soon.

  4. So much "Crud" EVERYwhere! Hope yours passes soon!

  5. I think everyone I know has this horrible virus. I'm so sorry you have been ill. Yes, "let us love in deed and truth."
    I had to laugh at your description of this flu--Crud! My Mama expressed those same words when we were ill. Do take care. ♥

  6. Feel better soon, Loves. I hate your having had this "crud" come nigh you...

  7. Be well, in Jesus' name, Amen!

    Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

  8. Oh that is the best of love demonstrated for sure. Hope you are all better really soon!

  9. I'm sorry to hear you're under the weather and hope to hear you're much better real soon!

  10. How true and hope you are soon feeling better!

  11. You are so right! Hope you are back to normal soon! One of the most romantic true love thing that happened to me recently was looking up from my bed in the ER and knowing my husband was by my side all the way. What a wonderful blessing. Knowing you're all in, always in God's covenant relationship called marriage that mirrors His love for us.


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