gratefully savoring…

School is done, later than usual, but early enough to find time to do.

Do what? I have been weaning my dependence on the computer each day, and now when I finally get to my computer time, I am not sure what to do. I have become so much more aware of lost time, and I do not want to continue that habit.

But as I sit and savor a few minutes to share on my blog, I listen to Tony Evans preaching in my kitchen – can’t hear the details, but I love to listen to him and his wisdom! I love to hear him in my home, it fills my heart with joy. And I listen to happy children acting as Christian Crusaders (with homemade shields and swords) and it makes me pause and file this memory away. They are not re-enacting a movie, a wii game, or a tv show, but instead they are acting out lessons learned at my school table. I am treasuring these moments!

I have no sense of rush, no where to be, no one to clean up for. Just a day to enjoy the sounds of brothers and a sister playing well together. Listening to my wonderfully effective, however extremely noisy dryer going. Listening to life go on.


Today among many other things I am thankful for

21. siblings that savor each other many days of the week

22. imaginations that take school to play

23. a slow and relaxed school schedule that allows for weeks of fun filled days and for slow and school filled days too

24. hanging pictures in the right places, which delights my children as well as me

25. sunny days despite cooler temps – enjoying the promise of the coming spring

26. correcting misbehavior in a peaceful, although stern manner. Not getting angry or mean

27. being in church and feeling God move in my heart

28. napping on Sunday on the couch with my princess snuggled on my chest – knowing that I am going to miss those moments

29. Seeing maturity peak its head in my child’s behavior and knowing they are growing so fast and God is doing an amazing work in them

30. having real friends and blog friends who inspire me to pray through tough issues and to lean on Him to inspire me and change me as needed.

Check out Ann’s blog HERE – I enjoyed her reminder of:

“If you can’t gratefully work with what God’s given you today, how can He entrust you with much tomorrow?”

Which reminded me of my verse this week

23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Colossians 3:23-24

It is all about working for Him – not for the praise of my children, not for the praise of my husband or friends, but for His praise. And when I strive to serve Him, He will entrust me with more responsibility each day of my life!

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