Friday, January 27, 2017

pumpkin of joy

Warning!
Possible cuteness overload!
May in fact be so sweet that your teeth begin to ache ^_~

Cutest sweetling moment of the day so far...

Discovering Ila in the garage, dancing with the kitten and singing at the top of her voice: "Pumpkin of joy! Oh, my Pumpkin of joy! Oh, my little sweet cutie baby Pumpkin of joy... Pumpkin of joy! Oh, my Pumpkin of joy! Oh, my teensy little orange and white tiger of joy!"

I warned you! Hee, hee! ♥

Monday, January 23, 2017

concentrated keeping

Working with this from my reading this morning...

"The golden rule for your life and mine is the concentrated keeping of the life open towards God. Let everything else--work, clothes, food, everything on earth--go by the way saving that one thing.

The rush of other things always tends to obscure this concentration on God. We must maintain ourselves in the place of beholding, becoming...

Let other things come and go as they may, let other people criticize as they will, but never let anything obscure the life that is hid with Christ in God."

And this...

"And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."

Happy Monday to you, friends ♥

first quote from Uncle Oswald, second quote from Paul, 2 Corinthians 3:18

Thursday, January 19, 2017

ladybugs, math, and cornbread chili casserole

Sweetest sweetling moments of the morning so far...

• Ila shouting for all of us to clear the way from the sun room to the kitchen door, so that she could rescue a tiny little ladybug and get it safely to a big pot of dirt on the back deck --where it would certainly be much happier than it was trying to fly around inside, bumping into walls or riding on the piece of paper she used for transporting it to safety.

• Meredith and Samuel sitting on the couch in the living room looking over a math question that had him completely perplexed. She was in full teacher-mode, except for the fact that she had forgotten how to do the particular kind of problem, much less explain it! So he had to leave the room while she talked aloud to herself and worked it out. It took her several (loud and exasperated) tries, by which time he had already begun work on a different assignment and so said he couldn't possibly stop for more math in the middle of writing a dialog between parts of the body.

• Working together to prepare food for the family of our precious Mrs. Virginia. What a joy to work alongside them, tasting, baking, making sure that things are as yummy as we can make them for special friends. Remembering together what a gift friends are, and sharing how thankful we are for forever with them in Christ ♥

Friday, January 6, 2017

o this year

Happy New Year, Friends ♥ Oh, I hope it has begun in the loveliest ways for you all. There is so much happening here that I can hardly keep up (already!! and we are only three days back into daily days!!), and I cannot wait to share it all. Hopefully there will be a little time and space in which to think soon, so I can begin to record the joy here.

I was reminded over the holiday season that Mr Franklin said, "Well done is better than well said," but I have to say that I will have both if at all possible. A pen and ink girl in absolute love with words, I cannot conceive of a higher form of expression of the praise that wells up and proceeds to splash all around.

Anyway... I wanted so to say hello and send my love here in the shiny brand new days of the new year ♥