Saturday, September 9, 2017

His view

From my reading this morning...

"We are apt to forget that a man is not only committed to Jesus Christ for salvation; he is committed to Jesus Christ’s view of God, of the world, of sin and of the devil, and this will mean that he must recognize the responsibility of being transformed by the renewing of his mind."

It takes my breath away to consider having Christ's view of things. Seeing things His way seems such a simple thing, and it certainly begins with the basics so to speak. But even the basics are so very far from basic, aren't they?

Love the Lord your God with all you heart, soul, mind, strength.
Love one another.
Forgive.
Follow me.
Hope.

When in one area I begin to see, another nuance, detail, sketch begins to take shape in the picture and on and on like that. Unending delight and unending challenge make a perfect fit into the landscape of the days as I walk.

So grateful here for recognition, responsibility, transformation, renewal ♥

quote from Uncle Oswald My Utmost September 9 classic

Monday, September 4, 2017

making ready

Sweetest all five together blessing of the day so far...

Watching Jamie and the sweetlings as they work with me to make things ready for the coming days. Tomorrow brings back our full schedule, a joyful thing, and a very full thing, too. Hours of planning, dreaming, and creating pare back and give way to living out the moments of the days set before us.

Even as I grieve for the loss of the gentle hours of this year's summer, I ask and hope and wonder for the many, many thankful things there will be to find tucked into this new season ♥

Friday, September 1, 2017

sweet september

Oh, if I had to choose, this would be my favorite month of the year. The only thing that could possibly make it better would be if we added the Christmas tree - lol! So many beautiful faces, places, and memories come to mind when I turn the calendar to September. With a heart so full it's fairly bursting, I am listing just a few of them to mark this precious day, the beginning of this gorgeous month...

my mother's joy at the advent of fall and her birthday later this month

celebrating Paige on her birthday

wonderful trips to Hatteras and Ocracoke with Jamie

football games at Crest, State, Carolina, WFU, & ASU

just the "ber" months in general, so beautiful

the changes in the light

traveling to stay on the parkway

sketching the changing of the trees with my sweetlings

the way the greens make the colors pop as the leaves turn

so many precious friends with birthdays this month, too

stepping into so many new adventures
in the first days of this month over the years

bringing out the Christmas music this month in years past so my
sweetlings would know it by Christmas time and could sing with us

beginning another year of homeschooling

tucking away ideas for projects and family fun when the time changes

fall crafting and planning surprises for Christmas

nature walking for days and days and days so we don't miss a thing

crisp air, sweet fresh inspiration

riding to Hendersonville with Grandmother for apples, learning
all of the names of the varieties, and learning to peel them just so

oh! and making pink applesauce

planning for how we will feed the birds this winter

missions fairs at church when I was young, meeting missionaries
from all over the world, the chance to visit with them

wading in fall-crisp creeks tucked far away in the mountains
and finding beautiful rocks and gems for my collection

sweet porch time to think and dream

So...  it seems that this could go on for a while! LoL! The more I write, the more there is to remember. Perhaps this is better suited for paper and pen, but I couldn't let the day pass unwritten ♥