What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, July 02, 2012


"Thanks are the highest forms of thought. Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."~ G.K.Chesterton 

gifts # 867- 882 shared out loud.

~ a sewing project which is turning out remarkably well...plus, it is just nice to watch her.

~ A Little Prince(ess)

 ~ a local farmer who rents our fields did the haying last week.  Andrew was engrossed in the whole thing.  59 round bales and a fistful of haywagons loaded with square bales later- we can see the neighbors house again!  And the sky looks, oddly, bigger.

~ a fern flower from my hubby (see.  I get flowers too Bonnie! So there!)

~ making a homemade net for pollywog hunting and minnow catching.  Here, he sews it round.a hanger frame.

 ~ no more beautiful roses.  And only once they were gone did I remember I wanted to make rose water and rose petal jelly.  WHOOPS.

 ~ his laugh

 ~ the first small harvest of lavender

and some not-pictured:

~ the start of a treehouse (finally, a start!)
~ a brand new tractor that we are NOT buying (thank the Lord!)
~ a middle-of-the week day off for the husband, coming up!!
~ milk.  It is just so good.
~ a too-long put-off visit with friends
~ a new bit of crochet.  It's been a while.

I recently began reading the book COMMON SENSE 101-- Lessons from G.K.Chesterton and am really loving it.  Every page I think " oh my goodness.  I must write this down..." and then he continues and I realize I said that about an entire page.  I could quote you pages and pages, but I will refrain and give you this little one for today.

"The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder.  There are no dreary sights, only dreary sightseers."   pg. 27

 holy experience

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