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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Daybook – Fall Again

October 4th, 2017 by Aubri

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Living Seasonally 

Thou comest, Autumn, heralded by the rain,
With banners, by great gales incessant fanned,
Brighter than brightest silks of Samarcand,
And stately oxen harnessed to thy wain!
Thou standest, like imperial Charlemagne,
Upon thy bridge of gold; thy royal hand
Outstretched with benedictions o’er the land,
Blessing the farms through all thy vast domain!
Thy shield is the red harvest moon, suspended
So long beneath the heaven’s o’er-hanging eaves;
Thy steps are by the farmer’s prayers attended;
Like flames upon an altar shine the sheaves;
And, following thee, in thy ovation splendid,
Thine almoner, the wind, scatters the golden leaves!

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The Fall decorations are going up in the house. A new cozy throw is on the couch. Our weather is back and forth. When Fall began it was too HOT to even think about cozy throws, I held off on putting that out so I wouldn’t gag.
But our days are finally starting to be more pleasant, warm or cool and rainy, but pleasant. And as always as I begin to prepare for this next season my brain shorts a circuit from excitement and too many wonderful ideas I know I’ll never get around to.

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Of Hearth and Home – For Our Spirits

October 2nd, 2017 by Aubri

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For Our Spirits:

It’s good to try to have fun together as a family too right? It’s good, but in our case it is not easy. This is still a difficult phase of family life, with mostly littles. But we try. I would love to have game time be a regular part of our life together eventually. I imagine how fun it could be someday to sit around and play board games or cards together….without someone crying or having to get a spank. We’ve made some attempts. It is getting better. But “better” doesn’t mean much yet.

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Rose Theater

October 1st, 2017 by Aubri

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Lily came home from school recently with season tickets to performances at the historic Rose Theater here in Omaha. Through a grant our school provides a handful of families with these tickets. What a gift!

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Zion’s German Fest

October 1st, 2017 by Aubri

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Our church held their second annual Germafest this weekend. I was so happy that they booked the German American Society Heimat Tanzers including the youth dancing group of which our family makes up half. This meant the kiddos would get to dance to a familiar crowd.

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