Jan 29, 2012

Sunday Thoughts

tee hee.

Feels like I'm playing hookie...

...it's Sunday...

...and I'm not at Church.

*sheepish grin*

A gorgeous sunrise this weekend - such wonders in God's creativity!

But it's okay, hubby said I could...actually he told me TO stay home.  I'm all filled up with a cold.  The runny nose, tired eyes, phlegmy cough kind and the kids kinda have it to.

So they are hunkered down with a Veggie Tales movie and I'm....uh.....being productive....?!?!?

You know it's weird, when you have renovated a place for over four years...not to mention...but I will...the fact that the house we owned before this one, we renoed for the whole one year we lived there too, before selling it.

Patterns are not all they are cracked up to be!

Sooo back to what I was saying, it's weird that we are finished now.  Plus with all the showings my house is actually clean AND organized!  Yes, crazy, even my studio!  What's up with that?!?!

So we have time now.  Strange!  I mean in the past when we had a 'free' weekend, we often felt guilty if we were not using the time to finish off projects around the house.  But this weekend we have no projects, no where to go and colds to make us not what to go far anyways.

It has been nice!

A blessing even.

We actually took time to go on a little family date - guilt free!  Walked downtown to a local spot for a nice lunch, chatted with some strangers people, window shopped, enjoyed the sunshine and then headed home just in time for the snow flurries to start again.

Our afternoon was spent with hubby and the kids playing a board game, I made some homemade cards, we listened to music, ate freshly baked cookies and enjoyed each other.

Ahh the simple things.

I know that may sound funny that taking time to do these things is weird to me and it's not the actually things themselves, but having the freedom, without the guilt, to do them.

And yet, we place our house on the market and look at other fixer uppers to purchase....

...strange people we are!



But there is something very satisfying by taking a place, a neglected home, a project and pouring yourself into it, watching it change and become something so much more, becoming that which you knew it could be.

It's a lot like us.

It's a lot like us when Christ comes into our lives!

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.  2 Corinthians 5:17

He enters into our lives, broken as they are, and transforms us! 

...to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24

So though a house is just that, a house, and though it has no lasting effect on the world per say, it can be a beautiful picture of what God has done for us.

Be it a small, not really comparable picture...a picture just the same.

And at least I'll remind myself of that as we traverse through another 'handyman special' and pray for God's guidance, grace and mercy.

Or lots of money....either way!


Have a blessed day!



  1. Great thoughts. Sometimes you need days like today to just BE. And it sounds like you were. ;)

    Hope you're feeling better soon and blessings to you and yours in your search for the next-best-home-to-be. All yours.

  2. Hope you feel better, it's good that you are resting.

  3. Oh I hope you are feeling better! I have such respect for those who can redo and makeover homes!! My hubby and I were not given that gift, but admire those who do. It's those little moments, like you said when playing games, baking cookies together ect..that really make the memories that last and last. Good for you.

    ♥Lee Ann


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