In the vein of ministering peace unto my family (and myself!), I have scoured toilets, laundered sheets, scrubbed floors, vacuumed carpets, dusted furniture, planned meals, stocked the pantry, made lists, scheduled lessons, placed holds on books, readied binders, sharpened pencils, marked the calendar, bathed the dog and cleaned the van.
Inspired by a constant conversation I read about, I purposed to also walk in thanksgiving through these preparations. Let me tell you, what joy! What freedom! Scrubbing a toilet has never been so gratifying.
Yes, Tuesday we will enter into our books and studies. We will have done what we could to make ourselves ready, and we will turn unencumbered open hearts and minds to Him who teaches us all things.
In this may we learn thankfulness.
Counting now from His infinite graces to me and mine...
the last roses of summer
gathering to celebrate friendship
a really good day planner
making dinner out of odds and ends
a no turned yes
being a woman
thoughts of wood and yarn and music
my crucifix, because
it wasn't the tree that saved me
it was the Man on the tree