Devotionals

Crowned with Goodness

May the Lord, indeed, crown your year with goodness ♥ and may the coming year be your most blessed year in the Lord.   Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed. 2  O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall...
Potpourri

Another Year Is Dawning

Another Year Is Dawning Lyrics ~ Frances R. Havergal, 1836 -1879 Music ~ Samuel S. Wesley, 1810 – 1876 Another year is dawning! Dear Father, let it be, In working or in waiting, Another year with Thee; Another year of leaning Upon Thy loving breast; Another year of trusting,...
Potpourri

chapter 2011

God bless you& your thoughts and may He establish your dreams & plans as you close ♥ Chapter 2011 and open ♥ Chapter 2012. With love from the ♥ of the home....
Family Motherhood Potpourri

It’s the week before Christmas and…

It’s the week before Christmas and all through the house, mother is ____________ and the family feels ___________. I posted this @ Welcome Home on Facebook… but it’s so important that I thought I’d share it here.  I’ve been posting brief year-end countdown thoughts on Facebook @ Welcome Home. ...
Family marriage Potpourri

The Vacant Chair

I’ve entitled this blog entry The Vacant Chair — a title that’s not original with me, but the title of a poem I’ll add to this post in a moment.  The poem was written by a dear saint, the husband of a precious friend who passed into heaven earlier...
Potpourri Slices of Life

Christmas Letters

I love receiving Christmas letters each year — I read them — some, many times. I read them to the family and take the enclosed photos and hang them on our kitchen cabinet doors.  I love the letters for so many reasons — maybe for as many different reasons...
Devotionals Slices of Life

Living for the next part

Francis Chan:  “… Everything I do is either going to bring reward or regret… You’ve got a few short years, here on this earth…” “We get one chance at this life on earth… and then comes eternity.” Francis Chan Rope Illustration...
In the Kitchen

Cookies… and more.

Of all the cookbooks I have — and I have many — surely, among my favourites are by Susan Branch — the different “Heart of the Home” cookbooks I began receiving as gifts after Kathryn was born in 1986.  They were then, and are now, among my treasured books...
Family Home Sweet Home The Home

It’s a Time to Rejoice

Through the years we’ve celebrated “Christmastime” many different ways — some years a little, some years more.  A family tradition here and a family tradition there, but no set (read: unchangeable) tradition.   I think this comes from a mixed reaction to cultural influence/cultural traditions.  It also comes from an...
Potpourri Society

The Latest Cool Stuff

You know when you’re sitting in you Doctor’s office waiting room and you sort of mindlessly thumb through the  magazines on the coffee table and you see things you didn’t even know existed or you see a half torn page and wonder what it was you missed?  Do you ...